North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 1 and 2 Williston and Williams, Burke, and Divide County Area Guide

This post is the last of a continuing series highlighting the potential state legislative candidates from each district for their party’s nomination. For more information on this series, refer to the “SAB’s Guide To North Dakota District Conventions: A Government Of People Who Show Up” post.

The Districts: 1 and 2

Click on a District number above for a map of that district

  • District 1 is located in the City of Williston. It’s legislative seats will be up for election in 2014
  • District 2 is located in Williams, Burke, and Divide counties. It’s legislative seats will not be up for election in 2014

District 1 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

Senator Stanley W. Lyson (R)

Running in 2014?: No

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 28.57%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 44.44%
  • Government Responsibility – 42.86%
  • OVERALL – 34.48%
    • 34th of 47 Senators
    • 29th of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 13 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 87%, Chamber Champion

NDGOP District Convention Candidate?: Brad Bekkedahl, a Williston City Commissioner and dentist

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Patrick Hatlestad (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 43.48%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 54.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 51.61%
  • OVERALL – 45.07%
    • 66th of 94 Representatives
    • 66th of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 88%, Chamber Champion

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Gary R. Sukut (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 47.83%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 36.36%
  • Government Responsibility – 60.00%
  • OVERALL – 47.14%
    • 64th of 94 Representatives
    • 64th of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 92%, Chamber Champion

NDGOP District Convention Challengers?: None Identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Overall District 1 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 39.96%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.04%
  • Government Responsibility – 51.49%
  • OVERALL – 42.23%

District 2 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

Senator John Andrist (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 83.33%
  • Liberty – 42.86%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 42.86%
  • OVERALL – 45.61%
    • 23rd of 47 Senators
    • 23rd of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 88%, Chamber Champion

Representative David S. Rust (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 69.57%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 54.55%
  • Government Responsibility – 41.94%
  • OVERALL – 57.75%
    • 53rd of 94 Representatives
    • 53rd of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 85%, Chamber Champion

Representative Robert J. Skarphol (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 63.64%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 61.29%
  • OVERALL – 62.86%
    • 40th of 94 Representatives
    • 40th of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 85%, Chamber Champion

Overall District 2 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 94.43%
  • Liberty – 58.69%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 44.44%
  • Government Responsibility – 48.70%
  • OVERALL – 55.41%

Districts 1 and 2 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND Senate

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Districts 1 and 2 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND House

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Districts 1 and 2 Convention Information

If you live in the above districts, we hope you do choose to get involved in the convention process, no matter which party you choose to get involved with. Information on your party’s district convention at publication time is listed below. Make sure you pay your state, and in some cases district (check with your district chair), dues so you are eligible to participate. NDGOP State Dues are $36.50, and ND Dem-NPL State Dues appear to be $25.00 based on their website.

Event Information

NDGOP District 1 Convention

March 6th at 6:00 p.m.
MDU
220 2nd Ave East
Williston, ND

District Chair:

Ken Callahan
701-770-5030
ken.callahan@mdu.com

ND Dem-NPL District 1 Convention

Event Information

Thursday, March 6, 2014 @ 7:00pm
Gramma Sharon’s Family Restaurant
1501 16th St W, Williston

District Chair:

Bruce Anderson
(701) 577-6327
brucea@wil.midco.net

NDGOP and ND Dem-NPL District 2 Conventions

Both are yet to be scheduled

NDGOP District 2 Chair:

Bert Anderson
701-965-6194 (C)
Bertswd@nccray.com

ND Dem-NPL District 2 Chair:

LuAnn Casler
(701) 572-8281
lcasler_2000@yahoo.com

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