Oley Larsen

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Oley Larsen
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North Dakota State Senate District 3
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sValley City State University
Associate'sUniversity of North Dakota-Williston
Master'sNorth Dakota State University
ProfessionAutomotive Technology Instructor
Office website
Oley Larsen is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Larsen earned an Associate's degree in Diesel Technology from the University of North Dakota-Williston. He later earned a B.S. in Vocational Education from Valley City State University, and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from North Dakota State University. He has worked as an instructor of automotive technology.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Larsen served on the following committees:

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Larsen served on these committees:



See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Oley Larsen was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Lisa Wolf was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Wolf and Larsen will face off in the general election.[1][2]


See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Larsen won election to the North Dakota State Senate in the November 2 general election. Larsen defeated incumbent Robert Horne (D).[3]

North Dakota Senate General Election, District 3 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Oley Larsen (R) 2,424 54.29%
Robert Horne (D) 2,035 45.58%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Larsen raised a total of $1,400 in campaign contributions.[4]

His three campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Minot Area Republican Council $500
North Dakota Republican Senate Caucus $500
Minot Area Republican Women $400


NDPC: North Dakota Legislative Review

See also: North Dakota Policy Council: North Dakota Legislative Review

The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization which describes itself as "liberty-based", published the North Dakota Legislative Review, a comprehensive report on how state legislators voted during the 2011 legislative session. The scorecard seeks to show how North Dakota legislators voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote. The Council recorded and scored votes on both spending bills and policy bills, and awarded points accordingly. Policy issues voted upon included income tax cuts, pension reform, and government transparency. On spending legislation, the Council accorded a percentage score based on how much spending the legislator voted against. On policy legislation, scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Council.[5] Larsen received a score of 100% on policy legislation and voted against 9.54% of state spending. On policy, Larsen was ranked 3rd and on spending was ranked 9th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[6]


Larsen and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children. They currently reside in Minot, North Dakota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Horne (D)
North Dakota State Senate District 3
Succeeded by