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District 1
Senator Brad Bekkedahl

Address:418 12th Avenue West, Williston, ND 58801-4730
Telephone: 701-774-3333
Email: bbekkedahl@nd.gov

Biography
• Dentist
• BA, University of Jamestown; BS, U of M; DDS, U of M School of Dentistry
• US Army Reserves 1996-2002; ND National Guard 2002-Present, Rank: COL
• Williston Park Board 1988-96; Williston City Finance Commissioner, since 1996
• Senate since 2015


District 2
Senator David S. Rust

Address: P.O. Box 1198, Tioga, ND 58852-1198
Phone: 701-216-0270
Email: drust@nd.gov

Biography
• Retired Superintendent, Tioga Public School
• BS, VCSU; MA, Bowling Green State University; EDS, NDSU
• Past President, ND Association of Oil & Gas Producing Counties; Past President, ND Council of Educational Leaders; President, Tioga Community Medical Center; Board, Tioga EDC; ND Superintendent of the Year, 1996; First Baptist Church of Tioga
• Married (Claudia); 4 children; 8 grandchildren
• Moved from House of Representatives effective December 1, 2014, to replace Senator John M. Andrist who resigned November 30, 2014.

 


District 3
Senator Oley Larsen

Address: 11051 20th Avenue SE, Minot, ND 58701-2658
Telephone: 701-852-9006
E-mail: olarsen@nd.gov

Biography
• Automotive Technology Instructor
• Diesel Technology, UND-Williston; BS Vocational Education, VCSU; MS Educational Leadership, NDSU
• NDACTE Young Educator of the Year; VFW Teacher of the Year; EAA Skills-USA
• Married (Elizabeth); 2 children
• Senate since 2011


District 5
Senator Randy Burckhard

Address: 1837 15th Street SW, Minot, ND 58701-6158
Telephone: 701-838-1509
E-mail: raburckhard@nd.gov

Biography
• Community Relations Manager, SRT Communications, Inc.
BA, Minot State University (1974)
• President, Minot Convention and Visitors Bureau; Minot City Council; Past Chair, Minot Area Chamber of Commerce; Past Chair, Minot Area Development Corporation; Task Force 21; Minot Air Force Base Retention and Expansion Executive Committee; Honorary Commander, Vice Commander, 91st Missile Wing; Vice Commander, Global Strike Command Civic Leaders’ Program; 2007 MSU Golden Award
• Senate since 2011
• Married (Pat); 3 children


District 7
Senator Nicole Poolman

Address:

6517 Misty Waters Drive, Bismarck, ND 58503-9300
Telephone: 701-250-6730
E-mail: npoolman@nd.gov

Biography

• English Teacher, Century High School
• BS. Ed, English and Secondary Education, UND
• Education Commission of the States; ND Commissioner (3 years)
• Married (Jim); 3 children
• Senate since 2013


District 8

Senator Howard C. Anderson, Jr.

Address: 2107 Seventh Street NW, Turtle Lake, ND 58575-9667
Telephone: 701-448-2235
E-mail: hcanderson@nd.gov

Biography

• Executive Director, ND State Board of Pharmacy
• Pharmacy, NDSU
• Honorary President, NABP; Lions; Rotary; Masons; Eagle Scout; State Health Council; ND Pharmacist Association; Lifetime NRA; DU; Methodist Church
• Married (Joan); 4 children; 6 grandchildren
• Senate since 2013


District 10
Senator Joe Miller

Address: P.O. Box 151, Park River, ND 58270-0151
Telephone: 701-331-1491
E-mail: joetmiller@nd.gov

Biography

• Farmer
• Park River High School; Social Science, VCSU
• St. John Catholic Church
• Single
• Senate since 2009


District 13
Senator Judy Lee

Address: 1822 Brentwood Court, West Fargo, ND 58078-4204
Telephone: 701-282-6512
E-mail: jlee@nd.gov

Biography
• Retired Real Estate Broker
• Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, UND
• Board, Vocational Training Center; 2007 Senate President Pro Tempore; Board, CHAND; Nurse Practitioner’s Advocate (2009); ND Bar Association’s Legislative Service Award (2008)
• Widow; 2 children
• Senate since 1995


District 14
Senator Jerry Klein

Address: P.O. Box 265, Fessenden, ND 58438-0265
Telephone: 701-547-3517
E-mail: jklein@nd.gov

Biography
• Grocer
• Zeeland High School; BJC; Mary College
• Senate President Pro Tempore, 2009-11; Past Board, Carrington Health Center; Member Harvey Knights of Columbus; President, Fessenden Economic Development; Past Chair, ND Grocers Association; Past President, Civic & Commerce Association; ND Grocer of the Year 2005; Fessenden Fire Department; Past Jaycees; Past Kiwanis; St. Augustine Catholic Church
• Married (Bev); 4 children; 4 grandchildren
• Senate since 1997


District 15
Senator Dave Oehlke

Address: 125 Woodlea Drive, Devils Lake, ND 58301-8545
Telephone: 701-662-8587
E-mail: doehlke@nd.gov

Biography
• Insurance Agent
• BA, Concordia College, CIC, Master Graduate
• Rapport Leadership International; Rotary; Lake Region Search & Rescue Team; Elks; Northern Lights Council; BSA Executive Board
• Married (Vicki); 2 children
• Senate since 2007


District 17
Senator Ray Holmberg

Address: 621 High Plains Court, Grand Forks, ND 58201-7717
Telephone: 701-775-9656
E-mail: rholmberg@nd.gov

Biography
• Retired School Counselor
• NCSL Vice Chair, Redistricting and Elections Committee
• Single; 2 children; 4 grandchildren
• Senate since 1977


District 19
Senator Tom Campbell

Address: 15135 County Road 11, Grafton, ND 58237-8802
Telephone: 701-520-2727
E-mail: tomcampbell@nd.gov

Biography

• Farming/Businessman
• BS, Economics, NDSU
• Chairman, Choice Financial Bank Holding Co.; Chairman, Florida Potato Growers Association; Board/Partner, Campbell Property Group; Director, • National Potato Board; Board, Grand Forks Mission for Homeless; Board, Teen Challenge; National Outstanding Young Farmer Award
• Married (Lori); 2 children
• Senate since 2013


District 22
Senator Gary A. Lee

Address: P.O. Box 3, Casselton, ND 58012-0003
Telephone: 701-347-4809
E-mail: galee@nd.gov

Biography
• Director Sanford Health; Small Business Partner
• BA, NDSU
• Vietnam Veteran
• Past Casselton City Councilman; Past Central Cass School Board Member; Director, Cass Rural Water Users; Board, Western States Transportation Alliance; 2003 BILLD Fellow; 2009 Township Association Legislator of the Year; Bethel EFC Church
• Married (Joan); 2 children; 3 grandchildren
• Senate since 2001


District 25
Senator Larry Luick

Address: 17945 101st Street SE, Fairmount, ND 58030-9522
Telephone: 701-474-5959
E-mail: lluick@nd.gov

Biography
• Fairmount High School teacher for 29 years; Owner/operator of Luick Backhoe Service; Certified organic farmer since 1990
• Graduate of Fairmount Public School; Graduate of NDSCS
• Holds several certificates for contracting, water works, pipe laying, design, and inspection in ND, SD, and MN; Current chair, School Board, Fairmount Public School; Governing Board Director, Southeast Education Cooperative; Board Director, Fairmont Community Center; Sports Co-op committee member of FCT & Rosholt, SD; Committee member of the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) Education Committee (state level); Board of directors for OCIA (state level); Committee member of the OCIA Finance Committee (International Level); Committee member of the IRC for OCIA (International Level); Member, Richland County Wheat Grower’s Association; Member, Richland County Soybean Grower’s Association; Member, Richland County Corn Grower’s Association; Member, ND Farmers Union; Member, NWFM Association; Member, ND Knight’s of Columbus
• Married (Yolanda); 5 children, Kegan, Laura, Landon, Kali, and Kamron
• Senate since 2011


District 27
Senator Jonathon Casper

Address: P.O. Box 6457, Fargo, ND 58109-6457
Cellphone: 701-893-8005
Email: jcasper@nd.gov

Biography
• Attorney
• BA, Saint John’s University; J.D. Creighton University School of Law
• FMWF Chamber of Commerce
• Single
• Senate since 2015


District 28
Senator Robert S. Erbele

Address: 6512 51st Avenue SE, Lehr, ND 58460-9149
Telephone: 701-378-2272
E-mail: rerbele@nd.gov

Biography
• Rancher
• Attended NDSU, Studies: Ag Econ, Animal Science, and Music
• ND Stockmen’s Association; President, Prairie Bible Camp (Lehr); Advisory Board, UND Medical School; WICHE Veterinarian Advisory Council; Lay Leader, United Methodist Church
• Married (Susan); 4 children
• Senate since 2001


District 29
Senator Terry M. Wanzek

Address: 900 Seventh Avenue SW, Jamestown, ND 58401-4542
Telephone: 701-251-6113
E-mail: tmwanzek@nd.gov

Biography
• Farmer, Rancher, Businessman
• Jamestown High School; Cum laude BA, Jamestown College; Texas A&M TEPAP Graduate
• ND Chamber Community Leadership Award, NDGGA Kernel Award; Board & Past President, ND Grain Growers Association; Board, Nodak Mutual Insurance; Knights of Columbus, Farm Bureau, National Association of Wheat Growers; Basilica of St. James Catholic Church
• Married (Janice); 3 children
• House 1993; Senate 1995-2003, since 2007


District 30
Senator Ron Carlisle

Address: P.O. Box 222, Bismarck, ND 58502-0222
Cellphone: 701-202-7100
Email: rcarlisle@nd.gov

Biography
• Owner, Trees N More; Retired
• BSC; BS, Black Hills State College
• US Navy
• Life member, AmVets; Badlands Trail Riders; American Legion; Pheasants Forever; NRA
• Married (Neva)
• House 1991-2008; Senate since 2011


District 31
Senator Donald Schaible

Address: 9115 Highway 21, Mott, ND 58646-9200
Telephone: 701-824-3168
E-mail: dgschaible@nd.gov

Biography
• Farmer
• AS, Agriculture, NDSU
• Past President Mott/Regent School Board; EMT-I Mott Ambulance Service; FFI Mott Volunteer Fire Brigade; Trustee for Congressional Church
• Married (Carmen); 4 children
• Senate since 2011


District 32
Senator Dick Dever

Address: 1416 Eastwood Street, Bismarck, ND 58504-6226
Telephone: 701-222-2604
E-mail: ddever@nd.gov

Biography

• Self-employed; DEVCO; Manufacturers Representative
• UND
• US Army
• Farwest Rotary Club; Board, Volunteer Caregiver’s Exchange; Interagency Coordination Council; BILLD Fellow; ND Leadership Council, NFIB; 2004 ND Small Business Champion of the Year, NFIB; Life Member VFW & AmVets; Bis-Man Chamber; 2007 Legislator of the Year, Mental Health America; President, Elder, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
• Married (Pam); 3 children; 6 grandchildren
• Senate since 2001


District 33
Senator Jessica K. Unruh

Address: 213 10th Street NE, Beulah, ND 58523-6323
Telephone: 701-873-7661
E-mail: jkunruh@nd.gov

Biography


District 34
Senator Dwight Cook

Address: 1408 17th Street SE, Mandan, ND 58554-4895
Telephone: 701-663-7421
E-mail: dcook@nd.gov

Biography
• Owner, Cook Industrial Sales
• Glyndon-Felton High School; Attended NDSU
• ND Air National Guard
• Chair, Morton County Housing Authority; Kiwanis; American Legion; Lutheran
• Married (Shirley); 3 children; 6 grandchildren
• Senate since 1997


District 36
Senator Kelly M. Armstrong

Address: 513 Elks Drive, Dickinson, ND 58601-2974
Telephone: 701-290-8700
E-mail: karmstrong@nd.gov

Biography

• Partner, Reichert Armstrong Law Firm
• Psychology, UND; JD, UND School of Law
• 2012 Community Service Award, State Bar Association of ND; President, Dickinson Baseball Club 2006-2012; Volunteer Fireman
• Married (Kjersti); 2 children
• Senate since 2013


District 37
Senator Rich Wardner

Majority Leader

Address: 1042 12th Avenue West, Dickinson, ND 58601-3654
Telephone: 701-483-6918
E-mail: rwardner@nd.gov

Biography
• Retired educator and farmer; Former Executive Director of the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce
• BS, DSU; MS, Northern State University
• Chairman, Sunrise Youth Bureau; Chair, Midwest Legislative Conference; Member, Legislative Management; Elks; Rotary
• Married (Kayleen); 2 children
• House 1991-97; Senate since 1999


District 38
Senator David Hogue

Address: P.O. Box 1000, Minot, ND 58703-1000
Telephone: 701-852-0381
E-mail: dhogue@nd.gov

Biography
• Real Estate Development
• BA, Cornell College; US Army War College; JD, UND
• Veteran
• Married (Paula); 2 children
• Senate since 2009


District 39
Senator Bill Bowman

Address: 408 First Street SW, Bowman, ND 58623-9753
Telephone: 701-523-3188
E-mail: bbowman@nd.gov

Biography
• Auctioneer
• BS, Education, DSU
• US Army
• Bowman County Commissioner; Past President Pro Tempore
• 3 children
• Senate since 1991


District 40
Senator Karen K. Krebsbach

Address: P.O. Box 1767, Minot, ND 58702-1767
Telephone: 701-838-0211
E-mail: kkrebsbach@nd.gov

Biography
• President, Krebsbach Realty Co., Inc.
• BS, MSU
• MISU Board of Regents; First Lutheran Church Council; Board, Trinity Health; Minot Area Development Corporation; Norsk Hostfest Association; Minot Community Ambulance; Past Chair, Minot Area Chamber of Commerce; ND Chamber; Minot Job Service Employer’s Committee; Souris Valley United Way; SBA Advisory Committee; 2001 President Pro Tempore
• Widow; 2 children; 4 grandchildren
• Senate since 1988


District 41
Senator Kyle Davison

Address: 4918 Meadow Creek Drive South, Fargo, ND 58104-7116
Cellphone: 701-261-8703
Email: kdavison@nd.gov

Biography
• Executive Director; South East Education Cooperative
• BS, Business Administration, VCSU
• Married (Laura); 3 children
• Senate since 2015


District 43
Senator Lonnie J. Laffen

Address: 3549 15th Avenue South, Grand Forks, ND 58201-3706
Telephone: 701-746-1727
E-mail: llaffen@nd.gov

Biography
• Architect
• NDSU
• Board, Altru Health System; Board, NDSU Architecture Advisory Board; Board Member, Grand Forks Special Assessment Commission; American Institute of Architects
• Married (Pam); 3 children
• Senate since 2011


District 44
Senator Tim Flakoll

Address: 1350 Second Street North, Fargo, ND 58102-2725
Telephone: 701-367-5954
E-mail: tflakoll@nd.gov

Biography
• Provost for Tri-College University; NDSU Director of Operations
• Midwestern Higher Education Compact; Board, FM Downtown Partnership; Board, Anne Carlsen Center for Children; Beautiful Savior Church
• Senate since 1998


District 45
Senator Ronald Sorvaag

Address: 3402 Birdie Street North, Fargo, ND 58102-1201
Telephone: 701-235-9756
E-mail: rsorvaag@nd.gov

Biography
• Small Business Owner
• BA, Sociology
• Commissioner, Fargo Park District
• Married (Carla); 2 children
• Senate since 2011


District 47
Senator Ralph L. Kilzer

Address: 1982 Mesquite Loop, Bismarck, ND 58503-0198
Telephone: 701-223-1572
E-mail: rkilzer@nd.gov

Biography
• Orthopedic Surgeon
• BS, St. John’s University & MD, Marquette University School of Medicine; MPH, Medical College of Wisconsin
• US Army
• UND School of Medicine Clinical Professor of Surgery; Past President, 6th District Medical Association; AMA; American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; Founder of Bone & Joint Center; St. Mary’s High School DSA; Awarded University of Mary McCarthy Award; “Physician Community and Professional Services Award”; Schafer Excellence in Healthcare Award; Friend of Nursing Award; Elks; Knights of Columbus; Knight of the Holy Sepulcher
• Married (Marcia); 6 children
• House 1997; Senate since 1999

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