North Dakota House of Representatives

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North Dakota
House of Representatives
North Dakota Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 3, 2017
Larry Bellew (R)
Since December 5, 2016
Majority Leader
Al Carlson (R)
Since December 1, 2008
Minority Leader
Corey Mock (D-NPL)
Since December 1, 2014
Seats 94
65th ND House diagram.svg
Political groups



Length of term
4 years
Authority Article IV, North Dakota Constitution
Salary $148/session day + per diem
Last election
November 8, 2016
(48 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(46 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
North Dakota State Capitol
Bismarck, North Dakota
North Dakota Legislative Assembly

The North Dakota House of Representatives is the lower house of the North Dakota Legislative Assembly and is larger than the North Dakota Senate.

North Dakota is divided into between 40 and 54 legislative districts apportioned by population as determined by the decennial census. The 2000 redistricting plan provided for 47 districts. As each district elects 2 Representatives to the House, there are currently 94 Representatives in the House.

Representatives serve 4-year terms. Elections are staggered such that half the districts have elections every 2 years. Originally, the North Dakota Constitution limited members of the North Dakota House of Representatives to two-year terms, with all representatives standing for reelection at the same time. That practice continued until 1996, when the voters approved a constitutional amendment that changed the term for representatives to four-years with staggered terms. The amendment went into effect July 1, 1997, and was first applied in the 1998 elections.[1][2]

The House Chamber is located in the North Dakota State Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Composition of the House[edit]

North Dakota House Districts as of 2003. House district boundaries are identical to the North Dakota Senate's districts, with two representatives elected from each district.
The North Dakota State House by district. Red is 2 Republicans, blue is 2 Democrats/NPL, and purple is one of each
65th Legislative Assembly (2017–2018)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic-NPL Vacant
64th Legislative Assembly 71 23 94 0
65th Legislative Assembly 81 13 94 0
Latest voting share 86.2% 13.8%

2017–2018 Officers[edit]

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Larry Bellew Republican 38
Majority Leader Al Carlson Republican 41
Assistant Majority Leader Don Vigesaa Republican 23
Majority Caucus Chair Mike Lefor Republican 37
Minority Leader Corey Mock Democratic 18
Assistant Minority Leader Kathy Hogan Democratic 21
Minority Caucus Chair Joshua Boschee Democratic 44

Members of the 65th House[edit]

The below individuals are members of the North Dakota House of Representatives for the 65th Legislative Assembly (2017-2019).[3]

District Representative Party Residence First elected
1 Patrick Hatlestad Rep Williston 2006
Gary Sukut Rep Williston 2006
2 Bert Anderson Rep Crosby 2014
Donald Longmuir Rep Stanley 2016
3 Andrew Maragos Rep Minot 2010
Roscoe Streyle Rep Minot 2010
4 Terry Jones Rep New Town 2016
Bill Oliver Rep New Town 2016
5 Roger Brabrandt Rep Minot 2010
Scott Louser Rep Minot 2010
6 Dick Anderson Rep Willow City 2010
Craig Johnson Rep Maxbass 2016
7 Rick Becker Rep Bismarck 2012
Jason Dockter Rep Bismarck 2012
8 Jeff Delzer Rep Underwood 1994
Vernon Laning Rep Bismarck 2012
9 Tracy Boe Dem-NPL Mylo 2002
Marvin Nelson Dem-NPL Rolette 2010
10 Chuck Damschen Rep Hampden 2004
David Monson Rep Osnabrock 1992
11 Gretchen Dobervich Dem-NPL Fargo 2016
Ron Guggisberg Dem-NPL Fargo 2010
12 Jim Grueneich Rep Jamestown 2016
Bernie Satrom Rep Jamestown 2016
13 Kim Koppelman Rep West Fargo 1994
Christopher Olson Rep West Fargo 2014
14 Jon Nelson Rep Rugby 1996
Robin Weisz Rep Hurdsfield 1996
15 Dennis Johnson Rep Devils Lake 1992
Greg Westlind Rep Cando 2016
16 Ben Koppelman Rep West Fargo 2012
Andrew Marschall Rep Fargo 2016
17 Mark Owens Rep Grand Forks 2010
Mark Sanford Rep Grand Forks 2010
18 Corey Mock Dem-NPL Grand Forks 2008
Steve Vetter Rep Grand Forks 2016
19 Gary Paur Rep Gilby 2010
Wayne Trottier Rep Northwood 2010
20 Richard Holman Dem-NPL Mayville 2008
Aaron McWilliams Rep Hillsboro 2016
21 Kathy Hogan Dem-NPL Fargo 2009†
Mary Schneider Dem-NPL Fargo 2014
22 Michael Howe Rep West Fargo 2016
Brandy Pyle Rep Casselton 2016
23 Bill Devlin Rep Finley 2010
Don Vigesaa Rep Cooperstown 2002
24 Daniel Johnston Rep Kathryn 2016
Dwight Kiefert Rep Valley City 2012
25 Alisa Mitskog Dem-NPL Wahpeton 2014
Cindy Schreiber-Beck Rep Wahpeton 2014
26 Sebastian Ertelt Rep Lisbon 2016
Kathy Skroch Rep Lidgerwood 2016
27 Thomas Beadle Rep Fargo 2010
Randy Boehning Rep Fargo 2002
28 Mike Brandenburg Rep Edgeley 2004
Jeffery Magrum Rep Hazelton 2016
29 Craig Headland Rep Montpelier 2002
Chet Pollert Rep Carrington 1998
30 Glenn Bosch Rep Bismarck 2016
Mike Nathe Rep Bismarck 2008
31 Karen Rohr Rep Mott 2010
Jim Schmidt Rep Selfridge 2010
32 Pat Heinert Rep Bismarck 2016
Lisa Meier Rep Bismarck 2008
33 Gary Kreidt Rep New Salem 2002
Jay Seibel Rep Beulah 2014
34 Todd Porter Rep Mandan 1998
Nathan Toman Rep Mandan 2012
35 Karen Karls Rep Bismarck 2006
Bob Martinson Rep Bismarck 2000
36 Mike Schatz Rep New England 2008
Luke Simons Rep Dickinson 2012
37 Mike Lefor Rep Dickinson 2014
Vicky Steiner Rep Dickinson 2010
38 Larry Bellew Rep Minot 2000
Dan Ruby Rep Minot 2000
39 Keith Kempenich Rep Bowman 1992
Denton Zubke Rep Watford City 2014
40 Matthew Ruby Rep Minot 2016
Randy Schobinger Rep Minot 2016
41 Pamela Anderson Dem-NPL Fargo 2014
Al Carlson Rep Fargo 1992
42 Jake Blum Rep Grand Forks 2016
Emily O'Brien Rep Grand Forks 2016
43 Rich Becker Rep Grand Forks 2014
Lois Delmore Dem-NPL Grand Forks 1994
44 Joshua Boschee Dem-NPL Fargo 2012
Karla Rose Hanson Dem-NPL Fargo 2016
45 Mary Johnson Rep Fargo 2014
Tom Kading Rep Fargo 2014
46 Jim Kasper Rep Fargo 2000
Shannon Roers Jones Rep Fargo 2016
47 George Keiser Rep Bismarck 1992
Lawrence Klemin Rep Bismarck 1998
  • †Representative was appointed when they first joined the House

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ House Concurrent Resolution No. 3010 (North Dakota Session Laws 1995, ch. 649) approved November 5, 1996 (ND Session Laws 1997, ch. 570)
  2. ^ "State by State: The Election at a Glance". Daytona News-Journal. November 7, 1996. 
  3. ^ "65th Assembly House Members". North Dakota Legislative Council. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

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