David O'Connell (politician)

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David O'Connell
Member of the North Dakota Senate
from the 6th district
Assumed office
Minority Leader of the North Dakota State Senate
In office
Preceded by Aaron Krauter
Succeeded by Ryan M. Taylor
Member of the North Dakota House of Representatives
from the 6th district
In office
Personal details
Born (1940-06-03) June 3, 1940 (age 74)
Elms Township, North Dakota
Political party North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party
Spouse(s) Ann
Residence Lansford, North Dakota
Alma mater Minot State University-Bottineau
Profession businessman, farmer
Religion Catholic

David Paul Maskinbak O'Connell is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota Senate, representing the 6th district since 1989. He served as Minority Leader from 1989 to 2011, eventually stepping down to spend more time with his Wife, who was having health problems at the time.[1] Before that, he was a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1983 through 1988.

O'Connell serves on the board of directors for the North Central Electric Cooperative, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He lives in Lansford, North Dakota.


  1. ^ "N.D. Senate Democratic leader David O'Connell not seeking re-election to job". Bismarck Tribune. Associated Press. November 15, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 

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