North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 16, 22, 44, and 46 Fargo-West Fargo-Cass County Area Guide Part II

This post is part 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.

Due to the large number of districts in the Fargo-West Fargo-Cass County area, there will be two posts — one for odd number districts and one for even numbered ones. The odd numbered districts were covered on February 24th and can be found here.

The Districts: 16, 22, 44, and 46

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

  • District 16 is located in the City of Fargo.
  • District 22 is located in Cass County and West of Fargo.
  • District 44 is located in the City of Fargo.
  • District 46 is located in the City of Fargo
  • Legislative seats for all the above districts will not be up for election in 2014.

District 16 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

Senator Tyler Axness (D)

Note: Running for a Public Service Commission Seat in 2014

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 50.00%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 22.22%
  • Government Responsibility – 32.14%
  • OVERALL – 31.03%
    • 40th of 47 Senators
    • 10th of 14 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • Above 3 NDGOP Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 60%

Representative Ben Koppelman (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 65.22%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 63.64%
  • Government Responsibility – 74.19%
  • OVERALL – 71.83%
    • 19th of 94 Representatives
    • 19th of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 81%

Representative Ben W. Hanson (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 26.09%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 36.36%
  • Government Responsibility – 26.67%
  • OVERALL – 25.71%
    • 91st of 94 Representatives
    • 20th of 23 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • Above 0 NDGOP Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 81%

Overall District 16 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 33.33%
  • Liberty – 47.10%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 40.74%
  • Government Responsibility – 44.33%
  • OVERALL – 42.86%

District 22 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

Senator Gary A. Lee (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 42.86%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 44.44%
  • Government Responsibility – 60.71%
  • OVERALL – 58.62%
    • 7th of 47 Senators
    • 7th of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 83%

Representative Wesley R. Belter (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 69.57%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 50.00%
  • Government Responsibility – 67.86%
  • OVERALL – 68.66%
    • 26th of 94 Representatives
    • 26th of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 76%

Representative Peter F. Silbernagel (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 52.17%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 54.55%
  • Government Responsibility – 54.84%
  • OVERALL – 57.75%
    • 54th of 94 Representatives
    • 54th of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 81%

Overall District 22 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 54.87%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 49.66%
  • Government Responsibility – 61.14%
  • OVERALL – 61.68%

District 44 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

Senator Tim Flakoll (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 20.00%
  • Liberty – 38.46%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 39.29%
  • OVERALL – 36.36%
    • 29th of 47 Senators
    • 28th of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 1 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 84%

Representative Blair Thoreson (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 86.97%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 71.43%
  • Government Responsibility – 65.52%
  • OVERALL – 76.92%
    • 7th of 94 Representatives
    • 7th of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 84%

Representative Joshua A. Boschee (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 30.43%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 19.35%
  • OVERALL – 25.35%
    • 80th of 94 Representatives
    • 9th of 23 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • Above 0 NDGOP Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 62%

Overall District 44 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 80.00%
  • Liberty – 51.95%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 50.07%
  • Government Responsibility – 40.39%
  • OVERALL – 46.21%

District 46 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

Senator George B. Sinner (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 50.00%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 32.14%
  • OVERALL – 32.76%
    • 38th of 47 Senators
    • 8th of 14 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • Above 3 NDGOP Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 74%

Representative Kathy Hawken (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 33.33%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 42.86%
  • OVERALL – 36.84%
    • 72nd of 94 Representatives
    • 70th of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 2 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 83%

Representative Jim Kasper (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 73.91%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 63.64%
  • Government Responsibility – 70.97%
  • OVERALL – 73.24%
    • 12th of 94 Representatives
    • 12th of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 88%

Overall District 46 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 33.33%
  • Liberty – 52.41%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 43.43%
  • Government Responsibility – 48.66%
  • OVERALL – 47.61%

Districts 16, 22, 44, and 46 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND Senate

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Districts 16, 22, 44, and 46 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND House

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Districts 16, 22, 44, and 46 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 Districts 11, 13, 16, 21, 22, 27, 41, 44, 45 and 46 Convention

March 4th at 6:00 p.m.
Carl Ben Eielson School
1601 13th Ave S, Fargo

District Chairs:

11- Bridget Ertelt
701-840-9080
bertelt@gmail.com

13- Darcy & Todd Fuchs
701-282-0619/701-793-0919 (C)
tfuchs@payrollexpressinc.com

16- Dave Clemens
701-282-8734
dave.clemens@cnh.com

21- Lowell Disrud
701-293-1505/701-238-5249 (C)
lowell_disrud@yahoo.com

22- Jake Werner
701-645-2291
jakew55@yahoo.com

27- Paul Owens
701-232-7847/701-238-9848
powens54@hotmail.com

41- Melissa Paulik
701-232-4783
paulik.melissa@gmail.com

44- Chris Langerud
218-329-1908
clangerud@gmail.com

45- John Trandem
701-729-6839/218-284-8888 (C)
jtrandem@gmail.com

46- Todd Stugelmayer
701-541-2079
tstugelmayer@grsnd.com

ND Dem-NPL Districts 11, 13, 16, 21, 22, 27, 41, 44, 45 and 46 Convention

Event Information

Saturday, March 1st @ 12:00pm
Ben Franklin Middle School
1420 8th St N, Fargo

District Chairs:

11- Scott Mathern-Jacobson
(701) 799-2076
scottmathernjacobson@gmail.com

13- Mary Tintes
(701) 238-0714
mctintes@msn.com

16- John Lund
(701) 281-1244 h
(701) 371-7921 c
jlund@pdssleep.com

21- Kyle Locket
kyle.locket@gmail.com

22- Gerald Moderow
(701) 347-4848
superm@casselton.net

27- Brandon Solberg
(701) 793-1173
brandonsolberge@yahoo.com

41- Nancy Hodur
(701) 361-3628
nancy.hodur@ideaone.net

44- Rick Olek
(701) 235-9336 h
(701) 371-3070 c
rbyanks@yahoo.com

45- Michael Paolini
(909) 645-3823
michael.paolini@my.ndsu.edu

46- Scott Stofferahn
(701) 799-0891
sjstofferahn@gmail.com

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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