North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives 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.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the North Dakota House of Representatives. The Republican Party maintained their control of the chamber, increasing their seats from 70 to 71. The Democratic Party saw no change to their total number of seats, holding at 23. The vacant seat in the chamber was filled during the general election.

Incumbents retiring

A total of ten incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Scot Kelsh Electiondot.png Democratic House District 11
Alon Wieland Ends.png Republican House District 13
Steve Zaiser Electiondot.png Democratic House District 21
Clark Williams Electiondot.png Democratic House District 25
John Wall Ends.png Republican House District 25
Brenda Heller Ends.png Republican House District 33
Nancy Johnson Ends.png Republican House District 37
David Drovdal Ends.png Republican House District 39
Curt Kreun Ends.png Republican House District 43
Joe Heilman Ends.png Republican House District 45

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the North Dakota House of Representatives:

North Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 23 23
     Republican Party 70 71
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 94 94

Qualifications

Article 4, Section 5 of the North Dakota Constitution states: State Senators and Representatives must be, on the day of the election, qualified voters in the district from which they are chosen and a resident of the state for one year preceding election to office.

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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 16 (63%) of the 48 seats up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 12 Republicans and four Democrats were guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates faced off in the general election in 32 (66.6%) of the 48 seats up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of four incumbents faced primary competition on June 10. Ten incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014 and another 34 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives that faced primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Ten incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 38 (79%) of the current 48 incumbents ran for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Democrats and seven Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
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Democratic Party Joseph E Adducci: 1,440
Republican Party Patrick Hatlestad: 2,465 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gary Sukut: 2,622 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Roscoe Streyle: 408 Approveda - Incumbent Streyle was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  • Andrew Maragos: 444 Approveda - Incumbent Maragos was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Lee Snyder: 1,403
Democratic Party Cindy Wilhelm: 1,459
Republican Party Roscoe Streyle: 2,465 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andrew Maragos: 2,815 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Roger Brabandt: 580 Approveda - Incumbent Brabandt was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  • Scott Louser: 625 Approveda - Incumbent Louser was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Heidi Rintoul: 1,376
Democratic Party Judy Vendsel: 1,455
Republican Party Roger Brabandt: 2,746 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Scott Louser: 3,249 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Rick Becker: 767 Approveda - Incumbent Becker was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  • Jason Dockter: 796 Approveda - Incumbent Dockter was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Rick Becker: 4,569 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jason Dockter: 4,624 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Tracy Boe: 402 Approveda - Incumbent Boe was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
  • Marvin Nelson: 274 Approveda - Incumbent Nelson was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Tracy Boe: 2,253 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Marvin Nelson: 1,600 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Note: Incumbent Scot Kelsh (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Ron Guggisberg: 2,713 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Kris Wallman: 2,928 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Note: Incumbent Alon Wieland (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Scott Brand: 2,089
Democratic Party Jaci Stofferahn: 1,687
Republican Party Kim Koppelman: 3,034 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Christopher Olson: 2,443 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Curt Hofstad: 1,028 Approveda - Incumbent Hofstad was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
  • Dennis Johnson: 1,047 Approveda - Incumbent Johnson was first elected to the chamber in 1992.
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Curt Hofstad: 3,634 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dennis Johnson: 3,846 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Mark Sanford: 768 Approveda - Incumbent Sanford was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  • Mark Owens: 634 Approveda - Incumbent Owens was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Edward Grossbauer: 2,080
Republican Party Mark Sanford: 4,109 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Owens: 3,215 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Carol Gierszewski: 1,757
Republican Party Wayne Trottier: 2,860 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gary Paur: 2,873 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Note: Incumbent Steve Zaiser (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Kathy Hogan: 1,891 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mary Schneider: 2,010 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Lauf: 1,456
Republican Party Lucas Paper: 1,422

District 23

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Don Vigesaa: 1,575 Approveda - Incumbent Vigesaa was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
  • William Devlin: 1,481 Approveda - Incumbent Devlin was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Austin Langley: 1,938
Democratic Party Ben Vig: 2,199
Republican Party Don Vigesaa: 3,016 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William Devlin: 2,689 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Note: Incumbent Clark Williams (D) did not run for re-election.
Note: Incumbent John Wall (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Richard Grosz: 1,458
Democratic Party Alisa Mitskog: 2,300 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cindy Beck: 3,196 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bruce Eckre: 2,071

District 27

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Randy Boehning: 608 Approveda - Incumbent Boehning was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
  • Thomas Beadle: 590 Approveda - Incumbent Beadle was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Logan Heinrich: 1,757
Democratic Party Jess Roscoe: 1,901
Republican Party Randy Boehning: 2,756 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas Beadle: 2,552 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Chet Pollert: 1,482 Approveda - Incumbent Pollert was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
  • Craig Headland: 1,372 Approveda - Incumbent Headland was first elected to the chamber in 2002.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Lori Carlson: 2,117
Democratic Party Charles Linderman: 1,974
Republican Party Chet Pollert: 3,517 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Craig Headland: 3,214 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • James Schmidt: 1,128 Approveda - Incumbent Schmidt was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  • Karen Rohr: 1,162 Approveda - Incumbent Rohr was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party LaDonna Allard: 1,523
Democratic Party Mike Faith: 1,661
Republican Party James Schmidt: 3,280 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Karen Rohr: 3,396 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Note: Incumbent Brenda Heller (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Gary Kreidt: 4,346 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jay Seibel: 4,925 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bob Martinson: 1,008 Approveda - Incumbent Martinson was first elected to the chamber in 2000.
  • Karen Karls: 931 Approveda - Incumbent Karls was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Darrell Miller: 1,978
Democratic Party Tracy Potter: 2,888
Republican Party Bob Martinson: 3,616 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Karen Karls: 3,166 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Note: Incumbent Nancy Johnson (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

Note: Karen Nelson withdrew from the race before the general election.[1]

Democratic Party Mandy Kubik: 1,237
Republican Party Vicky Steiner: 3,445 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Lefor: 3,660 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Note: Incumbent David Drovdal (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Greg Tank: 1,284
Democratic Party Maddison Voigt: 1,484
Republican Party Keith Kempenich: 4,931 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Denton Zubke: 4,537 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bette Grande: 901 Approveda - Incumbent Grande was first elected to the chamber in 1996.
  • Al Carlson: 1,019 Approveda - Incumbent Carlson was first elected to the chamber in 1992.
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Pamela Anderson: 2,639 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Sheila Christensen: 2,113
Republican Party Bette Grande: 2,347
Republican Party Al Carlson: 2,590 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Note: Incumbent Curt Kreun (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Lois Delmore: 1,932 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Kyle Thorson: 1,655
Republican Party Richard Becker: 1,809 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Shelby Wood: 1,717

District 45

Note: Incumbent Joe Heilman (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:
Democratic Party Ed Gruchalla: 1,998
Democratic Party Brenda Warren: 1,706
Republican Party Mary Johnson: 2,240 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Kading: 2,258 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Lawrence Klemin: 1,233 Approveda - Incumbent Klemin was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
  • George Keiser: 1,304 Approveda - Incumbent Keiser was first elected to the chamber in 1992.
November 4 General election candidates:
Republican Party Lawrence Klemin: 4,685 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party George Keiser: 5,090 Green check mark transparent.png

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