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North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

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North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

North Dakota State Senate2014 North Dakota House Elections
Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 10, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of three incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Stanley W. Lyson Ends.png Republican Senate District 01
Spencer Berry Ends.png Republican Senate District 27
Tony Grindberg Ends.png Republican Senate District 41

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the North Dakota State Senate:

North Dakota State Senate
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 14 Pending
     Republican Party 33 Pending
Total 47 47

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 6 (25%) of the 24 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 4 Republicans and 2 Democrats are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 18 (75%) of the 24 districts up for election.

Primary challenges

No incumbents will face primary competition on June 10. Three incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 21 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition.

Retiring incumbents

Three incumbent senators did not run for re-election, while 21 (88%) of the current 24 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Republicans, can be found above.

Qualifications

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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.

List of candidates

District 1

Note: Incumbent Stanley W. Lyson (R) is not running for re-election.

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

District 3

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Oley Larsen- Incumbent Larsen was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 5

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Randy Burckhard- Incumbent Burckhard was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 7

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Nicole Poolman- Incumbent Poolman was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 9

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 11

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Tim Mathern- Incumbent Mathern was first elected to the chamber in 1986.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 13

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Judy Lee- Incumbent Lee was first elected to the chamber in 1994.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 15

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dave Oehlke- Incumbent Oehlke was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 17

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ray Holmberg- Incumbent Holmberg was first elected to the chamber in 1976.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 19

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Tom Campbell- Incumbent Campbell was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 21

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Carolyn Nelson- Incumbent Nelson was first elected to the chamber in 1994.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 23

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joan Heckaman- Incumbent Heckaman was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 25

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Larry Luick- Incumbent Luick was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 27

Note: Incumbent Spencer Berry (R) is not running for re-election.

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

District 29

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Terry Wanzek- Incumbent Wanzek was first elected to the chamber in 1994.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 31

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Donald Schaible- Incumbent Schaible was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 33

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jessica K. Unruh- Incumbent Unruh was first appointed to the chamber in November 2012.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 35

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Margaret Sitte- Incumbent Sitte was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 37

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Rich Wardner- Incumbent Wardner was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 39

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bill Bowman- Incumbent Bowman was first elected to the chamber in 1990.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 41

Note: Incumbent Tony Grindberg (R) is not running for re-election.

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

District 43

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Lonnie Laffen- Incumbent Laffen was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 45

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ronald Sorvaag- Incumbent Sorvaag was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 47

Democratic Party June 10 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 10 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ralph Kilzer- Incumbent Kilzer was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
November 4 General election candidates:

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