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North Dakota State Senate
North Dakota Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 3, 2017
Leadership
Brent Sanford ( R)
Since December 15, 2016
Gary Lee ( R)
Since December 5, 2016
Majority Leader
Rich Wardner ( R)
Since December 1, 2011
Minority Leader
Joan Heckaman ( D-NPL)
Since December 5, 2016
Structure
Seats47
65th ND Senate diagram.svg
Political groups
Majority

Minority

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle IV, North Dakota Constitution
Salary$148/session day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
(24 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(25 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
Senate Chamber
North Dakota State Capitol
Bismarck, North Dakota
Website
North Dakota Legislative Assembly

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

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

65th Legislative Assembly (2017–2018)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic-NPL Vacant
64th Legislative Assembly 32 15 47 0
65th Legislative Assembly 38 9 47 0
Latest voting share 80.9% 19.1%

2015–2016 Officers

Position Name Party District
President Pro Tem of the Senate Gary Lee Republican 22
Majority Leader Rich Wardner Republican 37
Assistant Majority Leader Jerry Klein Republican 14
Majority Caucus Chair David Hogue Republican 38
Minority Leader Joan Heckaman Democratic-NPL 23
Assistant Minority Leader John Grabinger Democratic-NPL 12
Minority Caucus Chair Carolyn Nelson Democratic-NPL 21

Members of the 66th Senate

District Senator Party Residence First elected Seat up
1 Brad Bekkedahl Rep Williston 2014 2022
2 David Rust Rep Tioga 2015† 2020
3 Oley Larsen Rep Minot 2010 2022
4 Jordan Kannianen Rep Belden 2016 2020
5 Randy Burckhard Rep Minot 2010 2022
6 Shawn Vedaa Rep Velva 2016 2020
7 Nicole Poolman Rep Bismarck 2012 2022
8 Howard Anderson Jr. Rep Turtle Lake 2012 2020
9 Richard Marcellais Dem-NPL Belcourt 2006 2022
10 Janne Myrdal Rep Edinburg 2016 2020
11 Tim Mathern Dem-NPL Fargo 1986 2022
12 John Grabinger Dem-NPL Jamestown 2012 2020
13 Judy Lee Rep West Fargo 1994 2022
14 Jerry Klein Rep Fessenden 1996 2020
15 Dave Oehlke Rep Devils Lake 2006 2022
16 David Clemens Rep West Fargo 2016 2020
17 Ray Holmberg Rep Grand Forks 1976 2022
18 Scott Meyer Rep Grand Forks 2016 2020
19 Robert Fors Rep Larimore 2018 2022
20 Arne Osland Rep Mayville 2016 2020
21 Kathy Hogan Dem-NPL Fargo 2018 2022
22 Gary Lee Rep Casselton 2000 2020
23 Joan Heckaman Dem-NPL New Rockford 2006 2022
24 Larry Robinson Dem-NPL Valley City 1988 2020
25 Larry Luick Rep Fairmount 2010 2022
26 Jim Dotzenrod Dem-NPL Wyndmere 2008 2020
27 Kristin Roers Rep Fargo 2018 2022
28 Robert Erbele Rep Lehr 2000 2020
29 Terry Wanzek Rep Jamestown 1994 2022
30 Diane Larson Rep Bismarck 2016 2020
31 Donald Schaible Rep Mott 2010 2022
32 Dick Dever Rep Bismarck 2008 2020
33 Jessica Unruh Rep Beulah 2012† 2022
34 Dwight Cook Rep Mandan 1996 2020
35 Erin Oban Dem-NPL Bismarck 2014 2022
36 Jay Elkin Rep Taylor 2018† 2020
37 Rich Wardner Rep Dickinson 1998 2022
38 David Hogue Rep Minot 2008 2020
39 Dale Patten Rep Bowman 2018 2022
40 Karen Krebsbach Rep Minot 1988 2020
41 Kyle Davison Rep Fargo 2014 2022
42 Curt Kreun Rep Grand Forks 2016 2020
43 JoNell Bakke Dem-NPL Grand Forks 2018 2022
44 Merrill Piepkorn Dem-NPL Fargo 2016 2020
45 Ronald Sorvaag Rep Fargo 2010 2022
46 Jim Roers Rep Fargo 2016 (2012) 2020
47 Michael Dwyer Rep Bismarck 2018 2022

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Past composition of the Senate

See also

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 29 December 2016.

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NORTH DAKOTA SENATE Latitude and Longitude:

46°49′15″N 100°46′57″W / 46.82083°N 100.78250°W / 46.82083; -100.78250