North Dakota District Conventions: Bismarck 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: 7, 30, 32, 35, and 47

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

  • District 7 is located in Burleigh County as well as the City of Lincoln. It’s legislative seats will be up for election in 2014.
  • District 30 is located in Burleigh County and South Bismarck. It’s legislative seats will not be up for election in 2014.
  • District 32 is located in South-Central Bismarck. It’s legislative seats will not be up for election in 2014.
  • District 35 is located in the City of Bismarck. It’s legislative seats will be up for election in 2014.
  • District 47 is located in the City of Bismarck. It’s legislative seats will be up for election in 2014.

District 7 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking:

Senator Nicole Poolman (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 71.43%
  • Liberty – 57.14%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 44.44%
  • Government Responsibility – 50.00%
  • OVERALL – 53.45%
14th of 47 Senators 14th of 33 NDGOP Senators 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators

14th of 47 Representatives
14th of 33 NDGOP Senators
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators

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

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Rick Becker (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 16.67%
  • Liberty – 86.96%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 72.73%
  • Government Responsibility – 96.77%
  • OVERALL – 83.10%
2nd of 94 Representatives 2nd of 73 NDGOP Representatives Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

2nd of 94 Representatives
2nd of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 69%

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Jason Dockter (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 83.33%
  • Liberty – 78.26%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 54.55%
  • Government Responsibility – 64.52%
  • OVERALL – 69.01%
23rd of 94 Representatives 23rd of 73 NDGOP Representatives Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

23rd of 94 Representatives
23rd of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

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

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Overall District 7 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 57.14%
  • Liberty – 74.12%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 57.24%
  • Government Responsibility – 70.43%
  • OVERALL – 68.52%

District 30 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

No District 30 Legislators are up for election in 2014. They will be up again in 2016.

Senator Ron Carlisle (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 64.29%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 44.44%
  • Government Responsibility – 53.57%
  • OVERALL – 60.34%
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3rd of 47 Senators
3rd of 33 NDGOP Senators
0 ND Dem-NPL Senators

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 84%

Representative Diane Larson (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 65.22%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 54.84%
  • OVERALL – 60.56%
2nd of 94 Representatives 2nd of 73 NDGOP Representatives Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

45th of 94 Representatives
45th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 81%

Representative Mike Nathe (R)


SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 83.33%
  • Liberty – 69.57%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 70.97%
  • OVERALL – 67.61%
NatheM

28th of 94 Representatives
28th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

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

Overall District 30 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 94.44%
  • Liberty – 66.36%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.11%
  • Government Responsibility – 59.79%
  • OVERALL – 62.84%

District 32 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking: 

No District 32 Legislators are up for election in 2014. They will be up again in 2016.

Senator Dick Dever (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 50.00%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 57.14%
  • OVERALL – 56.90%
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11th of 47 Senators
11th of 33 NDGOP Senators
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators

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

Representative Mark A. Dosch (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 75.00%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 63.64%
  • Government Responsibility – 68.97%
  • OVERALL – 72.73%
DoschM

15th of 94 Representatives
15th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

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

Representative Lisa Meier (R)

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 73.91%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 54.55%
  • Government Responsibility – 56.67%
  • OVERALL – 65.71%
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32nd of 94 Representatives
32nd of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 81%

Overall District 32 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 66.30%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 50.51%
  • Government Responsibility – 60.93%
  • OVERALL – 65.11%

District 35 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking:

Senator Margaret Sitte (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 64.29%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 44.44%
  • Government Responsibility – 57.14%
  • OVERALL – 62.07%
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2nd of 47 Senators
2nd of 33 NDGOP Senators
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 83%

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: Yes

  • Tracy Potter, a past District 35 Senator and former ND Dem-NPL candidate for US Senate, as well as for Superintendent of Public Instruction as an independent
  • Erin Hill-Oban, Executive Director of Tobacco Free North Dakota and past campaign manager for Ryan Taylor’s unsuccessful gubernatorial bid

Representative Karen Karls (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 73.91%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 58.06%
  • OVERALL – 64.79%
2nd of 94 Representatives 2nd of 73 NDGOP Representatives Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

34th of 94 Representatives
34th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

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

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Bob Martinson (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 16.67%
  • Liberty – 60.87%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 48.39%
  • OVERALL – 49.30%
2nd of 94 Representatives 2nd of 73 NDGOP Representatives Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

60th of 94 Representatives
60th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

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

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Overall District 35 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 73.23%
  • Liberty – 66.35%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.11%
  • Government Responsibility – 54.53%
  • OVERALL – 58.72%

District 47 Current Representation and Legislative Ranking:

Senator Ralph Kilzer (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 100.00%
  • Liberty – 42.86%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 33.33%
  • Government Responsibility – 50.00%
  • OVERALL – 51.72%
2nd of 47 Senators 2nd of 33 NDGOP Senators Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators

16th of 47 Senators
16th of 33 NDGOP Senators
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Senators

ND Chamber of Commerce Legislative Rating: 80%

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative George J. Keiser (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 0.00%
  • Liberty – 56.52%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 28.57%
  • Government Responsibility – 59.26%
  • OVERALL – 49.21%
2nd of 94 Representatives 2nd of 73 NDGOP Representatives Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

62nd of 94 Representatives
62nd of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

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

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Representative Lawrence R. Klemin (R)

Running in 2014?: Yes

SAB Legislative Ranking Breakdowns:

  • Life – 66.67%
  • Liberty – 65.22%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 45.45%
  • Government Responsibility – 58.06%
  • OVERALL – 59.15%
2nd of 94 Representatives 2nd of 73 NDGOP Representatives Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

49th of 94 Representatives
49th of 73 NDGOP Representatives
Below 0 ND Dem-NPL Representatives

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

NDGOP District Convention Challenger?: None identified

ND Dem-NPL Candidates?: None identified

Overall District 47 SAB Legislative Rankings (averaging all three members percentages):

  • Life – 55.56%
  • Liberty – 54.87%
  • Pursuit of Happiness – 35.78%
  • Government Responsibility – 55.77%
  • OVERALL – 53.36%

Bismarck District Convention Information

If you live in the Bismarck area, 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 7, 30, 32, 35, and 47 Convention

February 10th at 6:00 p.m.
Shiloh Elementary School
1915 Shiloh Drive Bismarck, ND

If you are not an incumbent and plan to run for a NDGOP party nomination in Districts 7, 30, 32, 35, or 47; or know who might be, please let us know here.

District Chairs:

7- Claus Lembke

701-220-8628

clausmarsha@gmail.com

 

30- Sheri Haugen-Hoffart

701-391-3427

sherihaugen66@hotmail.com

 

32- Justin Dever

701-222-0379 (H)/701-220-0185(C)

justin.dever@gmail.com

 

35- Karen Karls

701-258-6836 (H)/701-226-8020 (C)

Karls2k@bis.midco.net

 

47- Bob Christman

701-250-8998/701-328-4758 (W)

bobchristman@bis.midco.net

 

ND Dem-NPL Districts 7, 30, 32, 35, and 47 Convention

Event Information

February 22nd at 10:00 a.m.
Horizon Middle School

500 Ash Coulee Drive, Bismarck

If you plan to run for a ND Dem-NPL party nomination in Districts 7, 30, 32, 35, or 47; or know who might be, please let us know here.

District Chairs:

7- Warren Larson

(701) 751-2329 h

(701) 400-1628 c

wdlarson@bis.midco.net

 

30- Gladys Cairns

(701) 255-6911

gmcairns@bis.midco.net

 

32- Wanda Rose

(701) 222-2327

justducky@bis.midco.net

 

35- Ondine Baird

701-471-8491

d35chair@demnpl.org

 

47- Brent Edison

(701) 222-2721

brentedison@bis.midco.net

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