North Dakota state elections, 2006

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The state and local elections in North Dakota in 2006 proceeded as follows:

State offices[edit]

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Republican North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger defeated Democratic-NPL nominee Kristin Hedger, an aide to Senator Byron Dorgan.

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Al Jaeger (inc.) 115,341 53.92% -11.24%
Democratic Kristin Hedger 98,583 46.08% +11.24%
Majority 16,758 7.83% -22.49%
Turnout 213,924
Republican hold Swing

Attorney General[edit]

Popular incumbent Republican Attorney General of North Dakota Wayne Stenehjem defeated Democratic-NPL nominee Bill Brudvick, an attorney.

General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Wayne Stenehjem (inc.) 148,194 68.86% -3.68%
Democratic Bill Brudvik 67,032 31.14% +3.68%
Majority 81,162 37.71% -7.37%
Turnout 215,226
Republican hold Swing

Agriculture Commissioner[edit]

Incumbent Democratic-NPL North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson defeated 2004 Republican) nominee Doug Goehring in a rematch.

General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Roger Johnson (inc.) 119,812 55.84% +5.52%
Republican Doug Goehring 94,736 44.16% -5.52%
Majority 25,076 11.69% +11.05%
Turnout 214,548
Democratic hold Swing

Public Service Commissioner[edit]

Incumbent Republican North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark defeated Democratic-NPL nominee Cheryl Bergian, a former candidate for the North Dakota State Senate.

General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Tony Clark (inc.) 110,002 52.32% -13.17%
Democratic Cheryl Bergian 100,233 47.68% +13.17%
Majority 9,769 4.64% -26.34%
Turnout 210,235
Republican hold Swing

Tax Commissioner[edit]

Incumbent Republican North Dakota Tax Commissioner Cory Fong defeated Democratic-NPL nominee Brent Edison, the 2004 Democratic-NPL nominee for North Dakota State Auditor.

General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Cory Fong (inc.) 112,154 53.05% -16.12%
Democratic Brent Edison 99,243 46.95% +16.12%
Majority 12,911 6.10% -32.24%
Turnout 211,397
Republican hold Swing

Ballot measures[edit]

Constitutional Measure 1[edit]

This ballot measure made proposed changes to policy relating to public school trust funds.

Constitutional Measure No. 1[2]
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 128,800 67.23
No 62,772 32.77
Total votes 191,572 100.00

Initiated Constitutional Measure 2[edit]

This ballot measure prohibited the use of land taken by eminent domain for any future private use, with exceptions of public utilities and common carriers.

Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 2[3]
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 137,660 67.49
No 66,302 32.51
Total votes 203,962 100.00

Statutory Measure 3[edit]

This ballot measure would have made changes to family law concerning child custody, child support, and other issues.

Statutory Measure No. 3[4]
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 118,048 56.41
Yes 91,225 43.59
Total votes 209,273 100.00

Legislature Summary[edit]

In the North Dakota House of Representatives, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party gained six seats, to total 33, while the Republicans hold all of the remaining 61 seats. In the North Dakota Senate, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party gained six seats, to total 21, while the Republicans hold all of the remaining 26 seats.

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