UPDATED North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 25 and 39 Richland, McKenzie, Golden Valley, Billings, Slope, Bowman, Dunn and Adams County Area Guide

UPDATED Candidate information below in bold type

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: 25 and 39

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

  • District 25 is located in in Richland County.
  • District 39 is located in McKenzie, Golden Valley, Billings, Slope, Bowman, Dunn and Adams counties.
  • Legislative seats for both districts will be up for election in 2014.

District 25 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

Senator Larry Luick (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 57.14%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 44.44%
  • Government Responsibility – 46.43%
  • OVERALL – 55.17%
    • 24th of 47 Senators
    • 23rd of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 1 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 Clark Williams (D)

Running in 2014?: No

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 25.00%
  • Liberty – 56.52%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 20.00%
  • Government Responsibility – 33.33%
  • OVERALL – 38.81%
    • 70th of 94 Representatives
    • 1st of 23 ND Dem-NPL  Representatives
    • Above 2 NDGOP Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 76%

ND Dem-NPL District Convention Challenger?: None identified

NDGOP  Candidates?: None identified

Representative John Wall (R)

Running in 2014?: No

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 50.00%
  • Liberty – 72.73%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 30.00%
  • Government Responsibility – 37.93%
  • OVERALL – 49.25%
    • 52nd of 94 Representatives
    • 52nd of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 84%

NDGOP District Convention Candidates?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Overall District 25 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 58.33%
  • Liberty – 62.13%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 31.48%
  • Government Responsibility – 39.23%
  • OVERALL – 47.74%

District 39 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

Senator Bill L. Bowman (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 85.71%
  • Liberty – 42.86%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 53.57%
  • OVERALL – 51.72%
    • 15th of 47 Senators
    • 15th of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 72%

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative David Drovdal (R)

Running in 2014?: No

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 56.52%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 71.43%
  • Government Responsibility – 62.07%
  • OVERALL – 64.62%
    • 35th of 94 Representatives
    • 35th of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 74%

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: According  to Rep Drovdal in an email conversation, “There are several individuals that are considering a run to replace me”

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Keith Kempenich (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 69.57%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 72.73%
  • Government Responsibility – 76.67%
  • OVERALL – 75.71%
    • 9th of 94 Representatives
    • 9th of 71 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 84%

NDGOP District Convention Candidates?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Overall District 39 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 95.24%
  • Liberty – 56.32%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 59.16%
  • Government Responsibility – 64.10%
  • OVERALL – 64.02%

Districts 25 and 39 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND Senate

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Districts 25 and 39 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND House

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Districts 25 and 39 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 25 Convention

March 1st at 1:30 p.m.
Pizza Ranch
1110 3rd Ave N
Wahpeton, ND

District Chair:

Ann B. Smith
701-642-8808
annsk8smith@hotmail.com

ND Dem-NPL District 25 Convention

Event Information

Sunday, March 2nd @ 2:30pm
NDSCS Student Center
800 6th St N – Wahpeton

District Chair:

Cash Aaland
701.200.9433
NDdistrict25chair@gmail.com

NDGOP District 39 Convention

March 8 at 2:00 p.m.
American Legion Post #46
Highway 22
Killdeer, ND

District Chair:

Anthony Larson
701-567-4993
jalarson@ndsupernet.com

ND Dem-NPL District 39 Convention

Event Information

Saturday, March 1st
Time & Location TBD

District Chair:

Stephanie Pretzer
(701) 206-1084
spretzer01@hamlineuniversity.edu

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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