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JoNell Bakke

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JoNell Bakke
North Dakota State Senate District 43
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Special Education Teacher
JoNell Bakke was a Democratic member of the North Dakota State Senate. Bakke joined the North Dakota State Senate in 2006. She served in that position representing the 43rd District until 2010, when she was defeated in the general election.

Bakke is a Special Education Teacher.

Bakke earned her B.S. and M.A. in Elementary and Special Education from the University of North Dakota.

Committee assignments

While a member of the North Dakota State Senate, Bakke served on the following committees:



See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Bakke lost her bid for re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in the November 2 general election. She was defeated by Lonnie Laffen (R).[1][2]

North Dakota State Senate, District 43
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Lonnie Laffen (R) 2,102 52.80%
JoNell A Bakke (D) 1,872 47.02%

Bakke was not opposed in the primary election on June 8, 2010.[3]


On November 7, 2006, Bakke was elected to the 43rd District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Duaine Espegard (R). [4] Bakke raised $1,500 for his campaign, while Espegard raised $9,358. [5]

North Dakota Senate, District 43 (2008)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png JoNell Bakke (D) 1,882
Duaine Espegard (R) 1,725

Campaign donors


In 2006, Bakke collected $1,500 in donations.[6]

These were her contributors.

Donor Amount
DAK PAC $500


Bakke and her husband Gregory have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
North Dakota State Senate District 43
Succeeded by
Lonnie Laffen (R)