Difference between revisions of "North Dakota Public Service Commission"
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The qualified electors of the state at the times and places of choosing members of the legislative assembly shall choose a governor, lieutenant governor, agriculture commissioner, attorney general, auditor, insurance commissioner, three public service commissioners, secretary of state, superintendent of public instruction, tax commissioner, and treasurer. ...
Article V, Section 4 of the North Dakota Constitution establishes the qualifications to hold the office of public service commissioner:
|To be eligible to hold an elective office established by this article, a person must be a qualified elector of this state, must be at least twenty-five years of age on the day of the election, and must have been a resident of this state for the five years preceding election to office. To be eligible to hold the office of governor or lieutenant governor, a person must be at least thirty years old on the day of the election. The attorney general must be licensed to practice law in this state.|
- qualified North Dakota voter
- at least 25 years old
- a resident of North Dakota for at least the five preceding years
The commissioners are elected on a statewide basis to staggered six year terms. Commissioner Clark's term expires in 2012, and he has announced that he will not run for re-election. Commissioner Cramer's term expires in 2016, and Commissioner Kalk's term expires in 2014.
Article V, Section 8 addresses vacancies in state executive offices. In the event of a vacancy, the governor nominates a successor who must be confirmed by the state senate. Once confirmed, the individual serves the remainder of the unexpired term.
Divisions of the office
- [http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/067f9677a91c49ae8c5635555d32d6ca/ND--Clark-PSC/ The Republic.com, "ND public service commissioner Tony Clark says he won't run for re-election in 2012," May 5, 2011