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Jessica K. Unruh

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Jessica Unruh
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North Dakota State Senate District 33
In office
December 1, 2012 - present
Term ends
November 31, 2018
Years in position 2
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
AppointedNovember 28, 2012
Appointed byRepublican Activists
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University
ProfessionEnvironmental Specialist
Office website
Jessica K. Unruh is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 33. She was first appointed to the chamber in November 2012 to replace Randel Christmann, who resigned when he was elected to the North Dakota Public Service Commission.[1]


Unruh received her B.S. in Natural Resources Management and Economics from North Dakota State University. She has worked as an environmental specialist for Coteau Properties Company Freedom Mine.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Unruh served on the following committees:

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2015
Energy and Natural Resources, Vice Chairman
Finance and Taxation


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Unruh served on the following committees:



See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Jessica K. Unruh was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]


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In 2013, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 4. In 2014, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

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Unruh and her husband, KC, have two children. They currently reside in Beulah, North Dakota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Randel Christmann (R)
North Dakota State Senate District 33
Succeeded by