Father Son Duo take on the Capitol

It’s not uncommon to follow in your parents footsteps. One new legislator has his dad showing him the ropes at the capitol.
Dan Ruby has been a North Dakota legislator for 16 years. After a successful November election his son now joins him on the House floor, just a few seats over. 
Dan Ruby: “We definitely will work together on some things. But I told him early on, if I look up and see him voting the same as me on every bill, something is wrong.”
Matthew Ruby is one of 35 new legislators walking the capitol grounds; a steep learning curve but he had a bit of a head start.
Matthew Ruby: “Some of the other freshman, they’re like, ‘man this is not what I expected.’ And for me, this is about what I expected. I’ve sat in with a lot of committees and I kind of new the general process of a bill coming in to law.”
But not all matters are serious.
Dan Ruby: “Yeah, when he pulled a practical joke earlier on me…”
Laughs aside, the father son duo are both pretty proud of each other.
Matthew Ruby: “But when it comes down to it, he’s the one who raised me. Morally, we’re going to be very similar. We just have a little bit different aspects on some things.”
Dan Ruby: “Well to see how he handles himself. His enthusiasm for the process. And, people I talk to say he’s asking really good questions in committee.”

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