Political party strength in North Dakota

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of North Dakota:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a United States presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Democratic (D),       Democratic-Independent (D-I),       Democratic Non-Partisan League (D-NPL),       People's Party (P),       Nonpartisan (NP),       Republican (R),       Republican/Independent Voters Association (R-IVA), and       Republican/Non-Partisan League (R-NPL).

Year Executive offices State Legislature Pub. Ser. Com. United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lt. Governor Sec. of State Attorney General Treasurer Auditor Ins. Comm. Ag. Comm. Labor Comm. Tax Comm. Supt. of Pub. Inst. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
1889 John Miller (R) Alfred Dickey (R) John Flittie (R) George F. Goodwin (R) Lewis E. Booker (R) John P. Bray (R) A.L. Carey (R) Henry T. Helgesen (R) [2] William Mitchell (R) R majority R majority [3] Lyman R. Casey (R) Gilbert A. Pierce (R) Henry C. Hansbrough (R)
1890 William J. Clapp (R)
1891 Andrew H. Burke (R) Roger Allin (R) Clarence A.M. Spencer (R) John Ogden (R) Henry C. Hansbrough (R) Martin N. Johnson (R)
1892 Archie Currie (R)
1893 Eli C. D. Shortridge (D-I) Elmer D. Wallace (D-I) Christian M. Dahl (R) William H. Standish (D-I) Knud J. Nomland (D-I) Arthur W. Porter (D-I) James Cudhie (D-I) Nelson Williams (D-I)[4] Laura J. Eisenhuth (D-I) William N. Roach (D) Grover Cleveland and Adlai E. Stevenson (D) Green tickY Benjamin Harrison and Whitelaw Reid (R) Red XN James B. Weaver and James Gaven Field (P) Red XN
1895 Roger Allin (R) John H. Worst (R) John F. Cowan (R) George E. Nichols (R) Frank A. Briggs (R) Frederick B. Fancher (R) Andrew H. Laughlin (R) Emma F. Bates (R)
1897 Frank A. Briggs (R)[5] Joseph M. Devine (R) Fred Falley (R) Nathan B. Hannum (R) Henry U. Thomas (R) John G. Halland (R) William McKinley and Garret Hobart (R) Green tickY
1898 Joseph M. Devine (R) vacant
1899 Frederick B. Fancher (R) Joseph M. Devine (R) Dennis W. Driscoll (R) Albert N. Carlblom (R) George W. Harrison (R) Porter J. McCumber (R) Burleigh F. Spalding (R)
1901 Frank White (R) David Bartlett (R) Edward F. Porter (R) Oliver D. Comstock (R) Donald H. McMillan (R) Ferdinand Leutz (R) Rollin J. Turner (R) Joseph M. Devine (R) Thomas Frank Marshall (R) William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) Green tickY
1903 Carl N. Frich (R) Herbert L. Holmes (R) Walter L. Stockwell (R) 2R
1905 Elmore Y. Sarles (R) Albert Peterson (R) Ernest C. Cooper (R) William C. Gilbreath (R) Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
1907 John Burke (D) Robert S. Lewis (R) Alfred Blaisdell (R) Thomas F. McCue (R)
1909 Andrew Miller (R) George L. Bickford (R) David K. Brightbill (R) Martin N. Johnson (R)[5] William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
Fountain L. Thompson (D)[6]
1910 William E. Purcell (D)
1911 Usher L. Burdick (R) Patrick D. Norton (R) Gunder Olson (R) Walter C. Taylor (R) Edwin J. Taylor (R) Asle Gronna (R)
1913 L. B. Hanna (R) Anton T. Kraabel (R) Thomas Hall (R) Carl O. Jorgenson (R) 3R Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1915 John H. Fraine (R) Henry Linde (R) John Steen (R) Robert F. Flint (R)
1917 Lynn Frazier (R-NPL)[7] Anton T. Kraabel (R) William Langer (R-NPL) Carl R. Kositzky (R) Sveinung A. Olsness (R) John N. Hagan (R-NPL) Neil C. MacDonald (NP)
1919 Howard R. Wood (R) Obert A. Olson (R) George E. Wallace (R)[8] Minnie J. Nelson (NP)
1921 Ragnvald A. Nestos (R-IVA) William Lemke (R-NPL) John Steen (R) David C. Poindexter (R) Joseph A. Kitchen (R) Edwin F. Ladd (R)[5] Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
Sveinbjorn Johnson (R)
1922 C.C. Converse (R)[8]
1923 Frank H. Hyland (R) George F. Shafer (R) Lynn Frazier (R-NPL)
1925 Arthur G. Sorlie (R-NPL)[5] Walter Maddock (R-NPL) Robert Byrne (R) Chessmur A. Fischer (R) John Steen (R) Thorstein H. Thoresen (R)[8] Gerald Nye (R) Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1927 Bertha R. Palmer (NP)
1928 Walter Maddock (R-NPL) vacant
1929 George F. Shafer (R-IVA) John W. Carr (R) James Morris (R) Berta E. Baker (R) Iver A. Acker (R)[8] Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1931 R-IVA or R majority
1933 William Langer (R-NPL) Ole H. Olson (R-NPL) Arthur J. Gronna (R) Alfred S. Dale (R) John Husby (R) F.A. Vogel (R)[8] Arthur E. Thompson (NP) R-NPL majority 1R, 1R-NPL Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
Peter O. Sathre (R) J.J. Weeks (R)[8]
1934 Ole H. Olson (R-NPL) vacant
1935 Thomas H. Moodie (D)[9] Walter Welford (R-NPL) James D. Gronna (R) John Gray (R) Berta E. Baker (R) Harold Hopton (R) Theodore Martell (R-NPL)
Walter Welford (R-NPL) vacant Lee Nichols (R)[8]
1937 William Langer (R-NPL) Thorstein H. Thoresen (R) Alvin C. Strutz (R) Oscar E. Erickson (R) John N. Hagan (R-NPL) John Kenneth Murray (R)[8]
Owen T. Owen (R)[8]
1938 Claude P. Stone (R)[8]
1939 John Moses (D) Jack A. Patterson (R) John R. Omland (R) Math Dahl (R-NPL) William T. DePuy (D)[8]
Lee Nichols (R)[8]
John Gray (D)[5][10]
1941 Oscar W. Hagen (R-NPL) Herman Thorson (R) Carl Anderson (R) John Gray (NP)[10] R-IVA majority R-IVA or R majority 3R William Langer (R-NPL) 2R Wendell Willkie and Charles L. McNary (R) Red XN
1943 Henry Holt (D) Thomas Hall (R) 1R, 1R-NPL
1945 Fred George Aandahl (R) Clarence P. Dahl (R) Nels G. Johnson (R) Otto Krueger (R) Otto Krueger (R) R majority R majority John Moses (D)[5] Thomas E. Dewey and John W. Bricker (R) Red XN
Hjalmer W. Swenson (R) Milton Young (R)
1946 Garfield B. Nordrum (NP)
1948 Peter O. Sathre (R)
1949 Albert Jacobson (R) Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren (R) Red XN
1951 Clarence Norman Brunsdale (R) Ray Schnell (R) Elmo T. Christianson (R) Alfred J. Jensen (R) Marvell F. Peterson (NP) 2R
1952 Burtis B. Conyne (NP)
1953 Clarence P. Dahl (R) Ray Thompson (R) J. Arthur Engen (NP) R-NPL majority Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1954 Paul Benson (R)
1955 Ben Meier (R) Leslie R. Burgum (R) Albert Jacobson (R)
1957 John E. Davis (R) Francis Clyde Duffy (R) Curtis G. Olson (R) R majority
1958 Mike J. Baumgartner (R)
1959 Clarence P. Dahl (R) John R. Erickson (R) Clarence Norman Brunsdale (R) 1R, 1D-NPL
1960 Quentin N. Burdick (D-NPL) Don L. Short (R)
1961 William L. Guy (D-NPL) Orville W. Hagen (R) 2R, 1D-NPL 2R Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) Red XN
1963 Frank A. Wenstrom (R) Helgi Johanneson (R) Phil Hoghaug (R) Frank Albers (R) Lloyd Omdahl (NP/D-NPL)
1965 Charles Tighe (D-NPL) Walter Christensen (D-NPL) Karsten O. Nygaard (R) Arne Dahl (R) D-NPL majority 1R, 1D-NPL Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1966 Edwin O. Sjaasstad (NP)
1967 Arne Dahl (R)[5] Orville W. Hagen (NP/R) R majority 2R
1969 Richard F. Larsen (R) Bernice Asbridge (R) Jorris O. Wigen (R) Byron Dorgan (NP/D-NPL) Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1971 1R, 1D-NPL
1973 Arthur A. Link (D-NPL) Wayne Sanstead (D-NPL) Allen I. Olson (R) Walter Christensen (D-NPL) Robert W. Peterson (R) Mark Andrews (R)
1974 Myron Just (D-NPL)
1977 Byron Knutson (D-NPL) Howard Snortland (NP) Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1979 Robert E. Hanson (D-NPL)
1981 Allen I. Olson (R) Ernest Sands (R) Robert Wefald (R) John S. Lesmeister (R) Jorris O. Wigen (R) H. Kent Jones (R) Kent Conrad (NP/D-NPL) Joseph Crawford (NP) Mark Andrews (R) Byron Dorgan (D-NPL) Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1983 D-NPL majority
1985 George A. Sinner (D-NPL) Ruth Meiers (D-NPL) Nicholas Spaeth (D-NPL) Robert E. Hanson (D-NPL) Earl Pomeroy (D-NPL) Wayne Sanstead (NP/D-NPL) R majority
1986 Heidi Heitkamp (D-NPL)
1987 Lloyd Omdahl (D-NPL) Byron Knutson (NP/D-NPL) D-NPL majority Kent Conrad (D-NPL)[6]
1989 Jim Kusler (D-NPL) Sarah Vogel (D-NPL) George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1991 Craig Hagen (NP)
1992 Jocelyn Burdick (D-NPL)
Kent Conrad (D-NPL) Byron Dorgan (D-NPL)
1993 Ed Schafer (R) Rosemarie Myrdal (R) Alvin Jaeger (R) Heidi Heitkamp (D-NPL) Kathi Gilmore (D-NPL) Glenn Pomeroy (D-NPL) Robert E. Hanson (D-NPL) Earl Pomeroy (D-NPL) George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Red XN
1997 Bob Peterson (R) Roger Johnson (D-NPL)[6] Rick Clayburgh (R)[6] R majority Bob Dole and Jack Kemp (R) Red XN
1999 Tony Clark (NP/R)
2001 John Hoeven (R) Jack Dalrymple (R) Wayne Stenehjem (R) Jim Poolman (R)[6] Mark D. Bachmeier (NP) 32R, 17D 69R, 29D 3R George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Green tickY
2003 31R, 16D 66R, 28D
2004 LeAnn K. Bertsch (NP)
2005 Kelly Schmidt (R) 32R, 15D 67R, 27D
Lisa K. Fair McEvers (NP/R) Cory Fong (R)
2007 26R, 21D 61R, 33D
Adam Hamm (R)
2009 Doug Goehring (R)[11] 58R, 36D John McCain and Sarah Palin (R) Red XN
2010 Tony Weiler (NP)[6]
2011 Jack Dalrymple (R) Drew Wrigley (R) 35R, 12D 69R, 25D John Hoeven (R) Rick Berg (R)
2013 Bonnie Storbakken (NP)[11] Kirsten Baesler (NP/R) 33R, 14D 71R, 23D Heidi Heitkamp (D) Kevin Cramer (R) Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R) Red XN
2015 Ryan Rauschenberger (R) 32R, 15D
Year Governor Lt. Governor Sec. of State Attorney General Treasurer Auditor Ins. Comm. Ag. Comm. Labor Comm. Tax Comm. Supt. of Pub. Inst. State Senate State House Pub. Ser. Com. U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress


  1. ^ The Commissioner of Agriculture and Labor was an elected official who headed the state Department of Agriculture and Labor. The office was established by the state constitution in 1889 but was split into two separate offices—the Commissioner of Labor and the Commissioner of Agriculture—in 1966, when the two departments also split due to a constitutional change approved by the electorate in 1964.
  2. ^ Office established in 1919.
  3. ^ Named North Dakota Railroad Commission until 1940; Railroad Commissioners might have been elected on a non-partisan ballot.
  4. ^ George E. Adams won the 1892 election but did not qualify for the office; Williams was appointed to the position instead.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Died in office.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Resigned.
  7. ^ Recalled.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l The office was an appointed position from 1919 until 1940. Partisan affiliation given is that of corresponding Governor.
  9. ^ After Moodie's inauguration on January 7, 1935, it was revealed that he had voted in a 1932 municipal election in Minnesota. In order to be eligible to serve as governor of North Dakota, an individual has to have lived in the state for five consecutive years before the election. The state Supreme Court determined that Moodie was ineligible to serve, and he was removed from office on February 16, 1935.
  10. ^ a b Was a first appointed by a Democratic governor, although beginning in 1940 he ran on a nonpartisan ballot.
  11. ^ a b Appointed by Governor to fill vacancy.

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