UPDATED: North Dakota District 37 Convention Primer

This is the first of several posts which will highlight 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 District: 37
District 37 is located in the City of Dickinson. District 37 legislative seats will be up for election in 2014. To find out if you live in District 37, click here.

District 37 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking:

Senator Rich Wardner (R) – Current Senate Majority Leader

Running in 2014?: Expected to

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100%
  • Liberty – 28.57%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 42.86%
  • OVERALL – 44.83%
25th of 47 Overall 24th of 30 NDGOP Senators

25th of 47 Overall
24th of 30 NDGOP Senators
Below 1 ND Dem-NPL Senator

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

Representative Vicky Steiner (R)

Running in 2014?: Expected to

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100%
  • Liberty – 69.57%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 58.06%
  • OVERALL – 63.38%
SteinerSAB

39th of 94 Representatives
39th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 0 Dem-NPL Representatives

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 81%

Representative Nancy Johnson (R) 

Running in 2014?: Reported to be retiring and having moved from the district

NDGOP District Convention Candidate?: It has been reported to SAB that Mike Lefor, the current NDGOP District 37 Chair, will seek the district’s nomination for Rep. Johnson’s old seat. He owns DCI Credit Service has public service experience as the President of the Dickinson Park Board

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0%
  • Liberty – 37.50%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 10.00%
  • Government Responsibility – 35.48%
  • OVERALL – 28.57%
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73rd of 94 Representatives
73rd of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 2 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 88%

Overall District 37 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 66.67%
  • Liberty – 45.21%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 29.59%
  • Government Responsibility – 45.47%
  • OVERALL – 45.59%

If you live in District 37 we hope you do choose to get involved in the convention process, no matter which party you choose to get involved with. Being active in a party can be very rewarding, and more importantly, it allows you the chance to better influence the direction of government and better ensure your party’s candidates reflect your views as well as your party’s platform. One cannot honestly complain about the results of an election if they never voted, and they definitely cannot complain about the candidates up for a vote if they don’t get involved in the nomination process. So, bother to show up! 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.

NDGOP District 37 Convention Information

Event Information
February 3 at 6:30 p.m. (MT)
Elks Club, Sodbuster Room
501 Elks Dr
Dickinson, ND

If you are not an incumbent and plan to run for the District 37 NDGOP party nomination, or know who might be, please let us know here.

District Chair:

Mike Lefor
701-456-3069 (H)/701-290-0539 (C)
mdlefor@dcicredit.com

ND Dem-NPL District 37 Convention Information

Event Information
Convention date to be published

The ND Dem-NPL party has not reported to SAB any the candidates they were aware of for the district nomination at publication time. If you plan to run for the District 37 Dem-NPL party nomination, or know who might be, please let us know here.

District Chair:

Keith Fernsler
(701) 260-5807
keith@dlnconsulting.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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