North Dakota Senate

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North Dakota State Senate
North Dakota Legislative Assembly
NorthDakota-StateSeal.svg
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 3, 2019
Leadership
Brent Sanford (R)
since December 15, 2016
David Hogue (R)
since December 3, 2018
Majority Leader
Rich Wardner (R)
since December 1, 2011
Minority Leader
Joan Heckaman (D-NPL)
since December 5, 2016
Structure
Seats47
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Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (37)

Minority

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle IV, North Dakota Constitution
Salary$148/session day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(24 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(25 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
Senate Chamber
North Dakota State Capitol
Bismarck, North Dakota
Website
North Dakota Legislative Assembly
The Senate Chamber is located in the North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck. 2009-0521-ND-StateCapitol.jpg
The Senate Chamber is located in the North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck.

The North Dakota Senate is the upper house of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly, smaller than the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Contents

North Dakota is divided into between 40 and 54 legislative districts apportioned by population as determined by the decennial census. The 2000 redistricting plan provided for 47 districts, with one senator elected from each district.

Senators serve 4-year terms. Elections are staggered such that half the districts have elections every 2 years.

The Senate Chamber is located in the North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Composition

66th Legislative Assembly (2019–2020)
AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic-NPL Vacant
64th Legislative Assembly3215470
65th Legislative Assembly389470
66th Legislative Assembly3710470
Latest voting share

2019 Officers

PositionNamePartyDistrict
President Pro Tempore of the Senate David Hogue Republican38
Majority leader Rich Wardner Republican37
Assistant Majority leader Jerry Klein Republican14
Majority Caucus chair David Hogue Republican38
Minority leader Joan Heckaman Democratic-NPL23
Assistant Minority leader John Grabinger Democratic-NPL12
Minority Caucus chair Erin Oban Democratic-NPL35

Members of the 66th Senate

DistrictSenatorPartyResidenceFirst electedSeat up
1 Brad Bekkedahl Rep Williston 20142022
2 David Rust Rep Tioga 2015†2020
3 Oley Larsen Rep Minot 20102022
4 Jordan Kannianen Rep Belden 20162020
5 Randy Burckhard RepMinot20102022
6 Shawn Vedaa Rep Velva 20162020
7 Nicole Poolman Rep Bismarck 20122022
8 Howard C. Anderson Jr. Rep Turtle Lake 20122020
9 Richard Marcellais Dem-NPL Belcourt 20062022
10 Janne Myrdal Rep Edinburg 20162020
11 Tim Mathern Dem-NPL Fargo 19862022
12 John Grabinger Dem-NPL Jamestown 20122020
13 Judy Lee Rep West Fargo 19942022
14 Jerry Klein Rep Fessenden 19962020
15 Dave Oehlke Rep Devils Lake 20062022
16 David Clemens RepWest Fargo20162020
17 Ray Holmberg Rep Grand Forks 19762022
18 Scott Meyer RepGrand Forks20162020
19 Robert Fors Rep Larimore 20182022
20 Arne Osland Rep Mayville 20162020
21 Kathy Hogan Dem-NPLFargo20182022
22 Gary Lee Rep Casselton 20002020
23 Joan Heckaman Dem-NPL New Rockford 20062022
24 Larry Robinson Dem-NPL Valley City 19882020
25 Larry Luick Rep Fairmount 20102022
26 Jim Dotzenrod Dem-NPL Wyndmere 20082020
27 Kristin Roers RepFargo20182022
28 Robert Erbele Rep Lehr 20002020
29 Terry Wanzek RepJamestown19942022
30 Diane Larson RepBismarck20162020
31 Donald Schaible Rep Mott 20102022
32 Dick Dever RepBismarck20082020
33 Jessica Unruh Rep Beulah 2012†2022
34 Dwight Cook Rep Mandan 19962020
35 Erin Oban Dem-NPLBismarck20142022
36 Jay Elkin Rep Taylor 2018†2020
37 Rich Wardner RepDickinson19982022
38 David Hogue RepMinot20082020
39 Dale Patten Rep Bowman 20182022
40 Karen Krebsbach RepMinot19882020
41 Kyle Davison RepFargo20142022
42 Curt Kreun RepGrand Forks20162020
43 JoNell Bakke Dem-NPLGrand Forks20182022
44 Merrill Piepkorn Dem-NPLFargo20162020
45 Ronald Sorvaag RepFargo20102022
46 Jim Roers RepFargo2016 (2012)2020
47 Michael Dwyer RepBismarck20182022

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Past composition of the Senate

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References

  1. "65th Assembly Members: By Chamber/Party". North Dakota Legislative Branch. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  2. "65th Assembly Senate Members". North Dakota Legislative Council. Retrieved December 29, 2016.

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