North Dakota District Conventions: Mandan and Hettinger, Grant, Morton and Sioux 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: 31 and 34

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

  • District 31 is located in Hettinger, Grant, Morton and Sioux County. It’s legislative seats will be up for election in 2014.
  • District 34 is located in the City of Mandan. It’s legislative seats will not be up for election in 2014.

District 31 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking:

Senator Donald Schaible (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 85.71%
  • Liberty – 42.86%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 55.56%
  • Government Responsibility – 57.14%
  • OVERALL – 56.90%
    • 12th of 47 Senators
    • 12th of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 84%

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Karen M. Rohr (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 82.61%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 54.55%
  • Government Responsibility – 77.42%
  • OVERALL – 77.46%
    • 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: 73%

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Jim Schmidt (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 83.33%
  • Liberty – 73.91%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 57.14%
  • Government Responsibility – 77.78%
  • OVERALL – 73.44%
    • 11th of 94 Representatives
    • 11th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 79%, Chamber Champion

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Overall District 31 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 89.68%
  • Liberty – 66.46%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 55.75%
  • Government Responsibility – 70.78%
  • OVERALL – 69.27%

District 34 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

No District 34 Legislators are up for election in 2014. They will be up again in 2016.

Senator Dwight Cook (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 85.71%
  • Liberty – 57.14%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 64.29%
  • OVERALL – 60.34%
    • 4th of 47 Senators
    • 4th of 33 NDGOP Senators
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 88%, Chamber Champion

Representative Todd Porter (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 81.81%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 54.55%
  • Government Responsibility – 61.29%
  • OVERALL – 70.00%
    • 45th of 94 Representatives
    • 45th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

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

Representative Nathan Toman (R)


SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 78.26%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 63.64%
  • Government Responsibility – 67.74%
  • OVERALL – 73.24%
    • 13th of 94 Representatives
    • 13th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
    • Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives
    • See total comparisons below

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 77%

Overall District 34 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 95.24%
  • Liberty – 72.40%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 50.50%
  • Government Responsibility – 64.44%
  • OVERALL – 67.86%

District 31 and 34 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND Senate

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District 31 and 34 vs. Overall SayAnythingBlog Legislative Rankings – ND House

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District 31 and 34 Convention Information

If you live in Districts 31 or 34, 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 31 and 34 Convention

February 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Seven Seas Inn
2611 Old Red Trail
Mandan, ND

If you are not an incumbent and plan to run for a NDGOP party nomination in District 31; or know who might be, please let us know here.

District Chairs:

31- Shane Goettle
(701) 663-0885
goettles@gmail.com

34- Kim Brandner
701-220-5669
kimbrandner@hotmail.com

ND Dem-NPL Districts 31 and 47 Convention(s)

Event Information

To Be Scheduled

If you plan to run for a ND Dem-NPL party nomination in District 31; or know who might be, please let us know here.

Event Information

31- Wes Niederman
(701) 522-3226
wniederman@ndfu.org

34- Lori Furaus
(701) 214-0092
lori_lu86@yahoo.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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