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    Visit www.legis.nd.gov to find more information on North Dakota’s Representatives, Senators, and legislative sessions.

    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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