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North Dakota House of Representatives

North Dakota
House of Representatives
North Dakota Legislative Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 6, 2015
Wesley Belter (R)
Since December 1, 2014
Majority Leader
Al Carlson (R)
Since December 1, 2008
Minority Leader
Corey Mock (D-NPL)
Since December 1, 2014
Seats 94
Political groups

Governing party

Opposition party

Length of term
4 years
Authority Article IV, North Dakota Constitution
Salary $148/session day + per diem
Last election
November 4, 2014
(48 seats)
Next election
November 1, 2016
(50 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 1
    • 2015–2016 Officers 1.1
    • Members of the 64th House 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Composition of the House

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.
64th Legislative Assembly (2015–2016)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic-NPL Vacant
End of previous legislature 69 25 94 0
End of previous legislature 71 23 94 0
Begin 71 23 94 0
Latest voting share 75.5% 24.5%

2015–2016 Officers

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Wesley Belter Republican 22
Majority Leader Al Carlson Republican 41
Assistant Majority Leader Don Vigesaa Republican 23
Minority Leader Kenton Onstad Democratic 4
Assistant Minority Leader Corey Mock Democratic 42

Members of the 64th House[3]

District Representative Party Residence First elected
1 Patrick Hatlestad Rep Williston 2006
Gary Sukut Rep Williston 2006
2 David Rust Rep Tioga 2000
Bob Skarphol Rep Tioga 2008
3 Andrew Maragos Rep Minot 2010
Roscoe Streyle Rep Minot 2010
4 Glen Froseth Rep Kenmare 1992
Kenton Onstad Dem-NPL Parshall 2000
5 Scott Louser Rep Minot 2010
Roger Brabrandt Rep Minot 2010
6 Dick Anderson Rep Willow City 2010
Bob Hunskor Dem-NPL Newburg 2000
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 Scot Kelsh Dem-NPL Fargo 2010
Ron Guggisberg Dem-NPL Fargo 1996
12 Jessica Haak Dem-NPL Jamestown 2012
Alex Looysen Rep Jamestown 2012
13 Kim Koppelman Rep West Fargo 1994
Alon Wieland Rep West Fargo 2002
14 Jon Nelson Rep Rugby 1996
Robin Weisz Rep Hurdsfield 1996
15 Curt Hofstad Rep Devils Lake 2006
Dennis Johnson Rep Devils Lake 1992
16 Benjamin Hanson Dem-NPL West Fargo 2012
Ben Koppelman Rep West Fargo 2012
17 Mark Sanford Rep Grand Forks 2010
Mark Owens Rep Grand Forks 2010
18 Eliot Glassheim Dem-NPL Grand Forks 1992
Marie Strinden Dem-NPL Grand Forks 2012
19 Gary Paur Rep Gilby 2010
Wayne Trottier Rep Northwood 2010
20 Richard Holman Dem-NPL Mayville 2008
Gail Mooney Dem-NPL Cummings 2012
21 Steven Zaiser Dem-NPL Fargo 2002
Kathy Hogan Dem-NPL Fargo 2009†
22 Wesley Belter Rep Mapleton 1984
Peter F. Silbernagel Rep Casselton 2012
23 William Devlin Rep Finley 2010
Don Vigesaa Rep Cooperstown 2002
24 Dwight Kiefert Rep Valley City 2012
Naomi T. Muscha Dem-NPL Enderlin 2012
25 John Wall Rep Wahpeton 2004
Clark Williams Dem-NPL Wahpeton 2000
26 Bill Amerman Dem-NPL Forman 2002
Jerry Kelsh Dem-NPL Fullerton 2008
27 Randy Boehning Rep Fargo 2002
Thomas Beadle Rep Fargo 2010
28 Mike Brandenburg Rep Edgeley 2004
William Kretschmar Rep Venturia 2000
29 Craig Headland Rep Montpelier 2002
Chet Pollert Rep Carrington 1998
30 Diane Larson Rep Bismarck 2012
Michael Nathe Rep Bismarck 2008
31 James Schmidt Rep Selfridge 2010
Karen Rohr Rep Mott 2010
32 Mark Dosch Rep Bismarck 2000
Lisa Meier Rep Bismarck 2008
33 Brenda Heller Rep Beulah 2006
Gary Kreidt Rep New Salem 2002
34 Todd Porter Rep Mandan 1998
Nathan Toman Rep Mandan 2012
35 Karen Karls Rep Bismarck 2006
Bob Martinson Rep Bismarck 2000
36 Alan Fehr Rep Dickinson 2012
Mike Schatz Rep New England 2008
37 Nancy Johnson Rep Dickinson 1998
Vicky Steiner Rep Dickinson 2010
38 Larry Bellew Rep Minot 2000
Dan Ruby Rep Minot 2000
39 David Drovdal Rep Arnegard 1992
Keith Kempenich Rep Bowman 1992
40 Robert Frantsvog Rep Minot 2008
Matthew Klein Rep Minot 1992
41 Al Carlson Rep Fargo 1992
Bette Grande Rep Fargo 1996
42 Corey Mock Dem-NPL Grand Forks 2008
Kylie Oversen Dem-NPL Grand Forks 2012
43 Lois Delmore Dem-NPL Grand Forks 1994
Curt Kreun Rep Grand Forks 2010
44 Joshua Boschee Dem-NPL Fargo 2012
Blair Thoreson Rep Fargo 1998
45 Joe Heilman Rep Fargo 2010
Tom Kading Rep Fargo 2014
46 Kathy Hawken Rep Fargo 1996
Jim Kasper Rep Fargo 2000
47 George Keiser Rep Bismarck 1992
Lawrence Klemin Rep Bismarck 1998
  • †Representative was appointed when they first joined the House

See also


  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. ^ "64td Assembly House Members". North Dakota Legislative Council. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

External links

  • North Dakota Legislative Assembly official site
  • North Dakota House of Representatives at Ballotpedia
  • Legislature of North Dakota at Project Vote Smart
  • North Dakota campaign financing at

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