North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

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North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsTerm limitsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

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North Dakota House of Representatives2012 North Dakota Senate Elections
Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives will be held in North Dakota on November 6, 2012. A total of 46 seats will be up for election. Legislators serve four-year terms in North Dakota. In 2010, 48 legislators were elected.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was April 13, 2012. The primary election day will be June 12, 2012.

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the North Dakota House of Representatives:

North Dakota State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 12 13
     Republican Party 35 33
     Vacancy 1
Total 47 47

Incumbents retiring

A total of 10 incumbents are not running for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents are:

Name:Party:Current office:
Dave WeilerEnds.png Republican North Dakota House of Representatives District 30
Dwight WranghamEnds.png Republican North Dakota House of Representatives District 8
Joe KroeberElectiondot.png Democratic North Dakota House of Representatives District 12
Joyce KingsburyEnds.png Republican North Dakota House of Representatives District 16
Lee KaldorElectiondot.png Democratic North Dakota House of Representatives District 20
Lonny WinrichElectiondot.png Democratic North Dakota House of Representatives District 18
Phillip MuellerElectiondot.png Democratic North Dakota House of Representatives District 24
Ralph MetcalfElectiondot.png Democratic North Dakota House of Representatives District 24
Stacey DahlEnds.png Republican North Dakota House of Representatives District 42
Vonnie PietschEnds.png Republican North Dakota House of Representatives District 22

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in North Dakota in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state house races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 87 $428,028
2008 91 $403,833
2006 91 $303,682
2004 93 $194,667
2002 98 $166,920

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $428,028 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Lignite Energy Council $32,500
House Democratic-NPL Caucus of North Dakota $30,130
North Dakota Association of Realtors $27,679
Boilermakers Local 647 $20,250
Marathon Oil $18,000
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives $17,000
DAK PAC $16,500
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $14,800
House Republican Caucus of North Dakota $14,303
North Dakota Petroleum Council $12,175

Qualifications

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 2

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 4

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Kenton Onstad Incumbent Onstad first assumed office in 2000.
  • Tom Conklin Incumbent Conklin first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Glen Froseth District 6 Incumbent Froseth first assumed office in 1992.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 6

Note: Incumbent Glen Froseth (R) is running for re-election to District 4.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 7

Note: Incumbent Jon Nelson (R) is running for re-election to District 14. Incumbent Dick Anderson (R) is running for re-election to District 6

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

District 8

Note: Incumbent Dwight Wrangham (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 10

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 12

Note: Incumbent Joe Kroeber (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 14

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Duane DeKrey Incumbent DeKrey first assumed office in 1994.
  • Jon Nelson District 7 Incumbent Nelson first assumed office in 1996.
  • Robin Weisz Incumbent Weisz first assumed office in 1996.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 16

Note: Incumbent Robert Kilichowski (D) is running for re-election to District 19. Incumbent Joyce Kingsbury (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 18

Note: Incumbent Lonny Winrich (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 19

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Gary Paur Incumbent Paur first assumed office in 2010.
  • Wayne Trottier Incumbent Trottier first assumed office in 2010.

District 20

Note: Incumbent Lee Kaldor (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 22

Note: Incumbent Vonnie Pietsch (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 24

Note: Incumbents Phillip Mueller (D) and Ralph Metcalf (D) are not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 26

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
  • Bill Amerman Incumbent Amerman first assumed office in 2002.
  • Jerome Kelsh Incumbent Kelsh first assumed office in 2008.
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 28

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 30

Note: Incumbent Dave Weiler (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 32

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Mark Dosch Incumbent Dosch first assumed office in 2000.
  • Lisa Meier Incumbent Meier first assumed office in 2008.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 34

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 36

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 38

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Larry Bellew Incumbent Bellew first assumed office in 2000.
  • Dan Ruby Incumbent Ruby first assumed office in 2000.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 40

Note: As of April 24, 2012, no Republican candidates qualified for the ballot in District 40. Incumbents Matthew Klein and Robert Frantsvog (R) did not file proper paperwork before the filing deadline. Klein and Frantsvog or any other candidate can still earn the party nomination by receiving at least 143 write-in votes in the June 12 primary.[3]

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 42

Note: Incumbent Stacey Dahl (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 44

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 46

Democratic Party June 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 12 GOP primary:
  • Kathy Hawken Incumbent Hawken first assumed office in 1996.
  • Jim Kasper Incumbent Kasper first assumed office in 2000.

November 6 General election candidates:

See also

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