North Dakota Senate

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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 4, 2011
Leadership
Drew Wrigley (R)
since December 7, 2010
Rich Wardner (R)
since December 6, 2010
Majority Leader
Minority Leader
Mac Schneider (D-NPL)
since December, 2012
Structure
Seats 47
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Political groups

Governing party

Opposition party

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article IV, North Dakota Constitution
Salary $148/session day + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 4, 2014
(24 seats)
Next election
November 1, 2016
(25 seats)
Redistricting Legislative 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[edit]

North Dakota Senate Districts as of 2003. Senate district boundaries are identical to the North Dakota House of Representative's districts, with one senator elected from each district.
63rd Legislative Assembly (2013-2014)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic-NPL Vacant
End of previous legislature 35 12 47 0
Begin 33 14 47 0
Latest voting share 70.2% 29.8% 100% 0%

2013–2014 Officers[edit]

Position Name Party District
President Pro Tem of the Senate Tim Flakoll Republican 44
Majority Leader Rich Wardner Republican 37
Assistant Majority Leader Jerry Klein Republican 14
Minority Leader Mac Schneider Democratic-NPL 42
Assistant Minority Leader Joan Heckaman Democratic-NPL 23

Members of the 63rd Senate[edit]

District Senator Party Residence First elected Seat up
1 Stanley Lyson Rep Williston 1998 2014
2 John Andrist Rep Crosby 1992 2016
3 Oley Larsen Rep Minot 2010 2014
4 John Warner Dem-NPL Ryder 2004 2016
5 Randy Burckhard Rep Minot 2010 2014
6 David O'Connell Dem-NPL Lansford 1988 2016
7 Nicole Poolman Rep Bismarck 2012 2014
8 Howard Anderson Jr. Rep Turtle Lake 2012 2016
9 Richard Marcellais Dem-NPL Belcourt 2006 2014
10 Joe Miller Rep Park River 2008 2016
11 Tim Mathern Dem-NPL Fargo 1986 2014
12 John Grabinger Dem-NPL Jamestown 2012 2016
13 Judy Lee Rep West Fargo 1994 2014
14 Jerry Klein Rep Fessenden 1996 2016
15 Dave Oehlke Rep Devils Lake 2006 2014
16 Tyler Axness Dem-NPL Fargo 2012 2016
17 Ray Holmberg Rep Grand Forks 1976 2014
18 Constance Triplett Dem-NPL Grand Forks 2003† 2016
19 Tom Campbell Rep Grafton 2012 2016
20 Philip Murphy Dem-NPL Mayville 2010† 2016
21 Carolyn Nelson Dem-NPL Fargo 1994 2014
22 Gary Lee Rep Casselton 2000 2016
23 Joan Heckaman Dem-NPL New Rockford 2006 2014
24 Larry Robinson Dem-NPL Valley City 1988 2016
25 Larry Luick Rep Wahpeton 2010 2014
26 Jim Dotzenrod Dem-NPL Wyndmere 2008 2016
27 Spencer Berry Rep Fargo 2010 2014
28 Robert Erbele Rep Lehr 2000 2016
29 Terry Wanzek Rep Jamestown 1994 2014
30 Ron Carlisle Rep Bismarck 2011† 2016
31 Donald Schaible Rep Mott 2010 2014
32 Dick Dever Rep Bismarck 2008 2016
33 Jessica K. Unruh Rep Beulah 2012† 2014
34 Dwight Cook Rep Mandan 1996 2016
35 Margaret Sitte Rep Bismarck 2010 2014
36 Kelly Armstrong Rep Dickinson 2012 2016
37 Rich Wardner Rep Dickinson 1998 2014
38 David Hogue Rep Minot 2008 2016
39 Bill Bowman Rep Bowman 1990 2014
40 Karen Krebsbach Rep Minot 1988 2016
41 Tony Grindberg Rep Fargo 1992 2014
42 Mac Schneider Dem-NPL Grand Forks 2008 2016
43 Lonnie Laffen Rep Grand Forks 2010 2014
44 Tim Flakoll Rep Fargo 1998 2016
45 Ronald Sorvaag Rep Fargo 2010 2014
46 George B. Sinner Dem-NPL Fargo 2012 2016
47 Ralph Kilzer Rep Bismarck 1998 2014

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