North Dakota District Conventions: Districts 3, 5, 38, 40 and 26 Minot Area and Southeast ND 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.

Note: As District Convention season gets into full swing, these posts will be grouped more by what conventions fall on which day. Thus, a post may cover several districts that are not necessarily in the same area of the state.

The Districts: 3, 5, 38, 40 and 26

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

  • District 3 is located on the eastern part of the city of Minot. It’s legislative seats will be up for election in 2014.
  • District 5 is located in the city of Minot. It’s legislative seats will be up for election in 2014.
  • District 38 is located in Ward County and northwest of Minot. It’s legislative seats will not be up for election in 2014
  • District 40 is located in Ward County and northeast of Minot. It’s legislative seats will not be up for election in 2014.
  • District 26 is located in Dickey, Sargent, Ransom and Richland County and north of Forman. It’s legislative seats will not be up for election in 2014.

District 3 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking:

Senator Oley Larsen (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 64.29%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 55.56%
  • Government Responsibility – 50.00%
  • OVERALL – 60.34%
    • 6th of 47 Senators
    • 6th 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 Andrew G. Maragos (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 56.52%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 36.36%
  • Government Responsibility – 36.67%
  • OVERALL – 40.00%
    • 68th of 94 Representatives
    • 68th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 72%

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Roscoe Streyle (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 81.82%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 70.00%
  • Government Responsibility – 74.19%
  • OVERALL – 78.26%
    • 5th of 94 Representatives
    • 5th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 76%

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Overall District 3 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 66.67%
  • Liberty – 67.54%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 53.97%
  • Government Responsibility – 53.26%
  • OVERALL – 59.53%

District 5 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking:

Senator Randall A. Burckhard (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 28.57%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 40.74%
  • OVERALL – 43.86%
    • 27th of 47 Senators
    • 26th of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 1 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • See total comparisons below

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

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Roger Brabandt (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 91.30%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 63.64%
  • Government Responsibility – 64.52%
  • OVERALL – 76.06%
    • 8th of 94 Representatives
    • 8th 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

Representative Scott Louser (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 82.61%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 72.73%
  • Government Responsibility – 66.67%
  • OVERALL – 75.71%
    • 10th of 94 Representatives
    • 10th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

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

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Overall District 5 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 67.49%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 56.57%
  • Government Responsibility – 57.31%
  • OVERALL – 65.21%

District 38 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

No District 38 Legislators are up for election in 2014. They will be up again in 2016.

Senator David Hogue (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 28.57%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 42.86%
  • Government Responsibility – 39.29%
  • OVERALL – 44.64%
    • 26th of 47 Senators
    • 25th of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 1 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • See total comparisons below

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

Representative Larry Bellew (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 86.97%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 72.73%
  • Government Responsibility – 70.97%
  • OVERALL – 78.87%
    • 4th of 94 Representatives
    • 4th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 73%

Representative Dan Ruby (R)


SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 86.97%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 81.82%
  • Government Responsibility – 90.00%
  • OVERALL – 88.57%
    • 1st of 94 Representatives
    • 1st of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 65%

Overall District 38 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 67.50%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 65.80%
  • Government Responsibility – 66.75%
  • OVERALL – 70.69%

District 40 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

No District 40 Legislators are up for election in 2014. They will be up again in 2016.

Senator Karen K. Krebsbach (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 28.57%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 37.04%
  • OVERALL – 29.82%
    • 43rd of 47 Senators
    • 32nd of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 11 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • See total comparisons below

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

Representative Robert Frantsvog (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 60.87%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 27.27%
  • Government Responsibility – 35.48%
  • OVERALL – 47.89%
    • 63rd of 94 Representatives
    • 63rd of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

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

Representative Matthew M. Klein (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 69.57%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 63.33%
  • OVERALL – 65.71%
    • 31st of 94 Representatives
    • 31st of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 84%

Overall District 40 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 66.67%
  • Liberty – 53.00%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 35.35%
  • Government Responsibility – 45.29%
  • OVERALL – 47.81%

District 26 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

No District 26 Legislators are up for election in 2014. They will be up again in 2016.

Senator Jim Dotzenrod (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 28.57%
  • Liberty – 42.86%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 22.22%
  • Government Responsibility – 39.29%
  • OVERALL – 36.21%
    • 31st of 47 Senators
    • 3rd of 14 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • Above 5 NDGOP Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 68%

Representative Bill Amerman (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 22.73%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 28.57%
  • OVERALL – 24.19%
    • 83rd of 94 Representatives
    • 12th of 23 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • Above 0 NDGOP Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 47%, Chamber Champion

Representative Jerry Kelsh (D)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 50.00%
  • Liberty – 30.43%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 27.27%
  • Government Responsibility – 22.58%
  • OVERALL – 28.17%
    • 75th of 94 Representatives
    • 3rd of 23 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • Above 0 NDGOP Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 62%

Overall District 26 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 26.19%
  • Liberty – 32.00%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 27.61%
  • Government Responsibility – 30.15%
  • OVERALL – 29.52%

Districts 3, 5, 38, 40 and 26 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND Senate

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Districts 3, 5, 38, 40 and 26 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND House

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Districts 3, 5, 38, 40 and 26 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 3, 5, 38, and 40 Convention

February 17th at 7:45 p.m. (following Lincoln Day Dinner)
Grand Hotel
1505 N Broadway, Minot

If you are not an incumbent and plan to run for a NDGOP party nomination in Districts 3 or 5; or know who might be, please let us know here.

District Chairs:

3- Sherry Maragos
701-852-3862/701-328-1575
travel@ndak.net

5- David Aas
701-240-7452
daveaas701@gmail.com

38- Peder Rice
701-857-6185/701-721-9702 (c)
firstcable@yahoo.com

40- Mary Muhlbradt
701-839-3321
mary@srt.com

ND Dem-NPL Districts 3, 5, 38, and 40 Convention

Event Information

Saturday, February 15th @ 3:00pm
Roosevelt Park Zoo
1219 Burdick Expressway East, Minot

If you plan to run for a ND Dem-NPL party nomination in Districts 3 or 5; or know who might be, please let us know here.

District Chairs:

3- Bob Wolf
(701) 838-4617 h
(701) 500-2293 c
wolf3462@gmail.com

5- Bill Klimpel
(701) 837-0614
bklimpel@yahoo.com

38- Clarice Granzotto
(701) 852-4623 h
(701) 822-2487 c
granzotto@srt.com

40- Bruce Anderson
(701) 728-6533
banderson@srt.com

NDGOP District  26 Convention

February 23 at 3:00 p.m.
Milnor Senior Center
408 Main St
Milnor, ND

District Chair:

Norma Kjos
701-439-2405/701-318-1012(C)
njhjkjos@rrt.net

ND Dem-NPL District  26 Convention

Saturday February 15th @ 2:00pm
Ransom County Courthouse – Community Room
206 5th Ave W, Lisbon

District Chair:

Paul Anderson
(701) 261-4638
pander@drtel.net

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