North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 17, 18, 19, 42, and 43 Grand Forks city, Grand Forks County, and Walsh County Area Guide

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.

The Districts: 17, 18, 1942, and 43

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

  • Districts 17, 18, 42, and 43 are located primarily in and around the City of Grand Forks
  • District 19 is located in the outside the city of Grand Forks and north into Walsh County
  • Districts 17, 19 and 43’s legislative seats will be up for election in 2014.
  • Districts 18 and 42’s legislative seats will not be up for election in 2014

District 17 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

Senator Ray Holmberg (R)

Running in 2014?: No Announcement Found

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 38.46%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 44.44%
  • Government Responsibility – 28.57%
  • OVERALL – 30.91%
    • 42nd of 47 Senators
    • 31st of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 11 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • 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 Mark S. Owens (R)

Running in 2014?: No Announcement Found

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 50.00%
  • Liberty – 76.19%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 50.00%
  • Government Responsibility – 50.00%
  • OVERALL – 58.21%
    • 51st of 94 Representatives
    • 51st of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 96%, Chamber Champion

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Mark Sanford (R)

Running in 2014?: No Announcement Found

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 16.67%
  • Liberty – 40.90%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 40.00%
  • Government Responsibility – 42.86%
  • OVERALL – 39.39%
    • 69th of 94 Representatives
    • 69th of 73 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

Overall District 17 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 22.22%
  • Liberty – 51.85%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 44.81%
  • Government Responsibility – 40.48%
  • OVERALL – 42.84%

District 18 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

No District 18 Legislators are up for election in 2014. They will be up again in 2016.

Senator Connie Triplett (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 42.86%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 12.50%
  • Government Responsibility – 37.04%
  • OVERALL – 31.48%
    • 39th of 47 Senators
    • 9th of 14 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • Above 3 NDGOP Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 54%

Representative Eliot Glassheim (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 13.04%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 18.18%
  • Government Responsibility – 29.03%
  • OVERALL – 19.72%
    • 90th of 94 Representatives
    • 19th of 23 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • Above 0 NDGOP Representatives

    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 58%

Representative Marie Strinden (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 27.27%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 29.03%
  • OVERALL – 28.57%
    • 74th of 94 Representatives
    • 3rd of 23 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • Above 0 NDGOP Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

Overall District 18 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 27.72%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 25.38%
  • Government Responsibility – 31.70%
  • OVERALL – 26.59%

District 19 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

Senator Tom Campbell (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 42.86%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 57.14%
  • Government Responsibility – 40.74%
  • OVERALL – 50.91%
    • 18th of 47 Senators
    • 18th of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 91%, Chamber Champion

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Gary Paur (R)

Running in 2014?: No Announcement Found

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 47.83%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 48.39%
  • OVERALL – 52.11%
    • 58th of 94 Representatives
    • 58th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 81%

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Wayne Trottier (R)

Running in 2014?: No Announcement Found

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 56.52%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 54.55%
  • Government Responsibility – 58.06%
  • OVERALL – 59.42%
    • 46th of 94 Representatives
    • 46th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 77%

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Overall District 19 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 49.07%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 52.38%
  • Government Responsibility – 49.06%
  • OVERALL – 65.74%

District 42 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

No District 42 Legislators are up for election in 2014. They will be up again in 2016.

Senator Mac Schneider (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 50.00%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 11.11%
  • Government Responsibility – 35.71%
  • OVERALL – 31.03%
    • 41st of 47 Senators
    • 11th of 14 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • Above 3 NDGOP Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 60%

Representative Corey Mock (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 30.43%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 30.00%
  • Government Responsibility – 25.00%
  • OVERALL – 25.37%
    • 79th of 94 Representatives
    • 8th of 23 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • Above 0 NDGOP Representatives

       

    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 67%

Representative Kylie Oversen (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 17.39%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 36.36%
  • Government Responsibility – 19.35%
  • OVERALL – 19.72%
    • 92nd of 94 Representatives
    • 21st of 23 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • Above 0 NDGOP Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

Overall District 42 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 32.61%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 25.82%
  • Government Responsibility – 26.69%
  • OVERALL – 25.37% 

District 43 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

Senator Lonnie J. Laffen (R)

Running in 2014?: No Announcement Found

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 35.71%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 44.44%
  • Government Responsibility – 46.43%
  • OVERALL – 50.00%
    • 21st of 47 Senators
    • 21st of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • 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 Lois Delmore (D)

Running in 2014?: No Announcement Found

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 26.09%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 27.27%
  • Government Responsibility – 19.35%
  • OVERALL – 21.13%
    • 87th of 94 Representatives
    • 16th of 23 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

    • Above 0 NDGOP Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

       

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 73%

ND Dem-NPL District Convention Challenger?: None identified

NDGOP Candidates?: None identified

Representative Curtiss Kreun (R)

Running in 2014?: Unknown, Lives Outside District

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 65.22%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 41.94%
  • OVERALL – 46.48%
    • 65th of 94 Representatives
    • 65th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below 

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 100%, Chamber Champion

ND Dem-NPL District Convention Challenger?: None identified

NDGOP Candidates?: None identified

Overall District 43 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 33.33%
  • Liberty – 42.34%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 39.05%
  • Government Responsibility – 35.91%
  • OVERALL – 39.20%

Districts 17, 18, 19, 42, and 43 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND Senate

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Districts 17, 18, 19, 42, and 43 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND House

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Districts 17, 18, 19, 42, and 43 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 17, 18, 42, and 43 Convention

February 20th at 7:00 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
4301 James Ray Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58203

District Chairs:

17- Mike Helt
701-213-9004
helt@gra.midco.net

18- Dane Ferguson
701-360-1272
daneferguson@gmail.com

42- Matt Mutzenberger
701-787-0283
mattmutzenberger@gmail.com

43- Richard Glynn
605-214-5146
rglynn@avianar.com

NDGOP District 19 Convention

February 22nd at 9:00 a.m.
Gilby Community Center
208 Main Ave
Gilby, ND

District Chair:

Paul Mutch
701-343-6369/701-739-3835 (W)
PTMutch@GFWireless.com

ND Dem-NPL Districts 17, 18, 19, 42 and 43 Convention

Event Information

Saturday, March 1st @ 9:30am
Schroeder Middle School
800 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks

District Chairs:

17- Tom Potter
(701) 746-5893
tompotter@gra.midco.net

18- Jennifer Barnes
(218) 791-1129
jennifer.e.barnes@gmail.com

19- Julius Wangler
701-360-1000
jandpwangler@gmail.com

42- Sherryl Weisenberger
(701) 739-0087
govettinusa@gra.midco.net

43- JoNell Bakke
(701) 775-6031
jonellbakke@yahoo.com

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and the host of the Rob (Re)Port on Fargo-based WDAY AM970 from noon-2pm weekdays.

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