The Green Papers: North Dakota 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 13 June 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
2000 Census:643,756 (0.23% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):477,000
Voter Registration:North Dakota has no voter registration.
Capital:Bismarck
Tuesday 13 June 2006 polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 9:00p CDT (0200 UTC) / 9:00p MDT (0300 UTC). Voting places open between 7:00a to 12:00n and remain open until 7:00p to 9:00p depending on the size of the town. The western half of the state is in MDT but that is, of course, the more sparsely populated part of the state, so it is not as problematic to the networks as might be otherwise suggested by simple geography.
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) / 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 9:00p CST (0300 UTC) / 9:00p MST (0400 UTC). Voting places open between 7:00a to 12:00n and remain open until 7:00p to 9:00p depending on the size of the town. The western half of the state is in MST but that is, of course, the more sparsely populated part of the state, so it is not as problematic to the networks as might be otherwise suggested by simple geography.
 

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North Dakota State and Local Government


NORTH DAKOTA PRIMARY

Tuesday 13 June 2006

The deadline for filing a Certificate of Endorsement for this primary was Monday 17 April 2006 at 4:00 pm CDT.

NOTE: There are no contested primaries for nomination to any of the races (STATEWIDE or U.S. HOUSE) usually covered by 'The Green Papers'; however, there may be Primaries for other local offices in your area of the State-- please be sure to check the North Dakota Secretary of State's 'Elections and Voting' page for further information.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Kent Conrad
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected to the "Class 3" seat from the state: 1986; was not a candidate for re-election in the 3 November 1992 General Election; Elected to finish out the "Class 1" term in a Special Election: 4 December 1992 [held to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Quentin N. Burdick (Democrat): 8 September 1992- which Jocelyn B. Burdick (Democrat) had been appointed by Governor George Sinner (Democrat) to fill, 12 September 1992]; elected to a full term: 1994, 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 13 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Senator Kent Conrad
  Elected Democratic-Nonpartisan League 149,317 68.81% Senator Kent Conrad
FEC: $4,664,878
  Candidate Republican 64,133 29.55% Dwight Grotberg
FEC: $259,080
  Candidate Libertarian 2,177 1.00% Roland Riemers
FEC finanical report not available
  Candidate Independent 1,383 0.64% James Germalic
FEC finanical report not available
Total 217,010 100.00%  

Class 3 Democratic Senator Byron L. Dorgan
First elected: 1992; was induced to take the oath of office: 5 December 1992 when the seat became vacant upon outgoing Senator Kent Conrad (Democrat) having taken the oath of office for the "Class 1" seat from the state; re-elected: 1998, 2004.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor John Hoeven
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Jack Dalrymple
First elected: 2000, re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

At-Large
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Earl Ralph Pomeroy
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 13 June 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Earl Ralph Pomeroy
  Elected Democratic-Nonpartisan League 142,121 65.65% Congressman Earl Ralph Pomeroy
FEC: $1,591,806
  Candidate Republican 74,364 34.35% Matthew Alan "Matt" Mechtel
FEC: $89,689
Total 216,485 100.00%  

Secretary of State  2 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2004. In June 2000 the voters approved a new 4 year election cycle. In 2004, the term of office will be 2 years; In 2006 and thereafter, the term of office will be 4 years.

Seat up for election Republican Secretary of State Alvin A. "Al" Jaeger
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996; 2000, 2004 (to a 2 year term)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 13 June 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 114,882 53.98% Secretary of State Alvin A. "Al" Jaeger
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 97,929 46.02% Kristin Hedger
Total 212,811 100.00%  

Attorney General  2 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2004. In June 2000 the voters approved a new 4 year election cycle. In 2004, the term of office will be 2 years; In 2006 and thereafter, the term of office will be 4 years.

Seat up for election Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2000, re-elected: 2004 (to a 2 year term)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 13 June 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 147,562 68.92% Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 66,553 31.08% William "Bill" Brudvik
Total 214,115 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Treasurer Kelly Schmidt
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Auditor Robert "Bob" Peterson
First elected: ?; re-elected: 2000, 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Commissioner of Agriculture  2 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2004. In June 2000 the voters approved a new 4 year election cycle. In 2004, the term of office will be 2 years; In 2006 and thereafter, the term of office will be 4 years.

Seat up for election Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004 (to a 2 year term)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 13 June 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic-Nonpartisan League 119,650 55.85% Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson
  Candidate Republican 94,602 44.15% Doug Goehring
Total 214,252 100.00%  

Tax Commissioner  2 year term, Final Election Cycle: 2004. In June 2000 the voters approved a new 4 year election cycle. In 2004, the term of office will be 2 years; In 2006 and thereafter, the term of office will be 4 years.

Seat up for election Republican Tax Commissioner Cory Fong
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Appointed 1 June 2005 to fill the unexpired term of Rick Clayburgh
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 13 June 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 112,002 53.05% Tax Commissioner Cory Fong
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 99,112 46.95% Brent Edison
Total 211,114 100.00%  
 Republican Tax Commissioner Rick Clayburgh who was first elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2000 and in 2004 (to a 2 year term) resigned June 2005.

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Republican Insurance Commissioner Jim Poolman
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2008

  Nonpartisan Public Instruction Superintendent Wayne G. Sanstead
First elected: 1988; re-elected: 1992; 1996; 2000; 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Public Service Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2004, 2010

  Republican Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer
Appointed by Governor John Hoeven to fill the un-expired term of Leo M. Reinbold: 2003; first elected to a full term: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Public Service Commissioner 2  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2000, 2006

Seat up for election Republican Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 13 June 2006 Primary
  Elected Republican 109,849 52.32% Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League 100,097 47.68% Cheryl Bergian
Total 209,946 100.00%  

Public Service Commissioner 3  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2008

  Republican Public Service Commissioner Susan E. Wefald
Appointed by Governor Ed Schafer: 1993; first elected to a full term: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 incumbents
  Democratic-Nonpartisan League (affiliate of Democratic): 7 candidates
  Republican: 11 incumbents, 7 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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