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North Dakota State Senate District 1
|North Dakota State Senate District|
|Current incumbent||Brad Bekkedahl|
|Ethnicity||0.51% Black (Voting-Age), 1.82% Hispanic (Voting-Age)|
|Voting age||76.6% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 6, 2018|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 15,230 civilians reside within North Dakota's first state senate district. North Dakota state senators represent an average of 14,310 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 13,664 residents.
About the office
Members of the North Dakota State Senate serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Approximately half of the members are elected to four-year terms every two years. Generally, members from even-numbered districts are elected in U.S. presidential election years (2012, 2008, 2004, etc.) and members from odd-numbered districts are elected in general election years offset by two years from U.S. presidential elections (2010, 2006, 2002, etc.). North Dakota legislators assume office December 1st.
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.
- See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries
As of 2013, members of the North Dakota Legislature are paid $152/day during legislative sessions and for attending interim committee meetings. Legislators receive lodging reimbursements up to $1,351/month (vouchered).
Whenever there is an vacancy in the senate, it must be filled by the district committee of the political party that currently holds the seat. A replacement must be named no later than 21 days after the vacancy. If more than 828 days are remaining in the vacant senator's term, the replacement can serve in a interim basis until the next scheduled general election. It would be up to the Governor to schedule a special election in order to determine a permanent replacement.
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. Barbara Vondell was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Brad Bekkedahl was unopposed in the Republican primary. Vondell withdrew from the race before the general election. Bekkedahl was unchallenged in the general election.
Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 8, 2010, and a general election on November 2, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 8, 2010. Incumbent Stanley W. Lyson (R) was unopposed in both the general election and Republican primary.
|North Dakota State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Stanley W. Lyson Incumbent||98.3%||3,396|
Since 2002, candidates for North Dakota State Senate District 1 have raised a total of $20,234. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $4,047 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, North Dakota State Senate District 1|
- North Dakota Legislative Assembly
- North Dakota State Senate
- North Dakota House of Representatives
- North Dakota state legislative districts
- For more information on the parameters the U.S. Census Bureau use, please see our Race and Ethnicity on the United States Census page.
- www.publicmapping.org/ "North Dakota 2010 Census Selected Statistics," accessed October 22, 2013
- U.S. Census Bureau, "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed January 6, 2014
- www.census.gov/, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- North Dakota Legislature, "North Dakota Century Code," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 16.1-13-10 (1))
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "Official Results Primary Election - June 10, 2014," accessed July 8, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "Official General Election Results," accessed November 17, 2014
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2010 Primary results," accessed December 5, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2010 General election results," accessed December 5, 2013