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North Dakota 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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North Dakota State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the North Dakota State Senate. For results in individual contests see our North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

North Dakota State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 21 12
     Republican Party 26 35
Total 47 47

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • 24 of North Dakota's 47 senate seats were up for election.
  • There were 20 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 5 incumbents lost, and thus 15 incumbents were re-elected to the North Dakota State Senate.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 5 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 9 new senators sworn-in. Of those 14, none are Democrats and 9 are Republicans
  • Of the 24 seats up for election, 5 were won by Democrats and 19 by Republicans.
  • 8 candidates were unopposed, 1 Democrat and 7 Republicans.
  • Only 1 candidate ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Arden Anderson was first elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2006

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In North Dakota, 4 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 20 incumbents (83.3%) ran for re-election. Of these 20 incumbents, 5 were defeated. All 5 were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

Arthur Behm, first elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2006

The following is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Arden AndersonDemocraticNorth Dakota State Senate District 25
Arthur BehmDemocraticNorth Dakota State Senate District 19
JoNell Bakke
Robert HorneDemocraticNorth Dakota State Senate District 3
Tom FiebigerDemocraticNorth Dakota State Senate District 45

Challengers who beat an incumbent

Gerald Uglem defeated incumbent Arthur Behmin 2010

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Gerald Uglem
Larry Luick
Lonnie Laffen
Oley Larsen
Ronald Sorvaag

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In North Dakota, 9 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 9, none are Democrats and 9 are Republicans. In the 4 open seat contests, Republicans won all 4. In total, North Dakota elected 24 senators, 19 Republicans and 5 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

The following are the newly-elected members of the North Dakota State Senate:

Democratic

No new Democratic senators will be sworn-in.

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

No Democratic candidates won in open seats.

Republican

Candidates who won election

Carolyn Nelson was re-elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the North Dakota State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Tim Mathern was unopposed in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's non-partisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In North Dakota, 8 candidates (33.3% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 8, 1 was a Democrat and 7 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In North Dakota, 2 (4.9%) of the 41 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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North Dakota State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the North Dakota House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

North Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 36 25
     Republican Party 58 69
Total 94 94


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • 48 of North Dakota's 94 house seats were up for election in 2010.
  • 1 Republican incumbent lost in the general election, while 6 Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 18 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 18, 2 are Democrats and 16 are Republicans
  • Of the 48 seats up for election, 9 were won by Democrats and 39 by Republicans.
  • 8 candidates were unopposed, 2 Democrats and 6 Republicans.
  • Only 2 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In North Dakota, 36 (75.0%) incumbents ran for re-election. Of these 36, 7 incumbent representatives were defeated, 1 Republican and 6 Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Ben Vig
Chris GriffinDemocraticNorth Dakota House Of Representatives District 19
James KerzmanDemocraticNorth Dakota House Of Representatives District 31
Kari Lee ConradDemocraticNorth Dakota House Of Representatives District 3
Lisa Wolf
Louis Pinkerton
Louise PotterDemocraticNorth Dakota House Of Representatives District 17

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Andrew Maragos
Gary Paur
James Schmidt
Karen Rohr
Mark Owens
Mark Sanford, North Dakota Politician
Roscoe Streyle
Wayne Trottier
William Devlin

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In North Dakota, 18 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 18, 2 are Democrats and 16 are Republicans. In the 9 open seat contests, Republicans won 7 and Democrats 2. In total, North Dakota elected 48 representatives, 29 Republicans and 8 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the North Dakota House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In North Dakota, 8 candidates (16.7% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 8, 2 were Democrats and 6 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In North Dakota, 2 (2.3%) of the 86 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: