The Green Papers: North Dakota 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

Flag images courtesy of The World Flag Database. Copyright http://www.flags.net/ North Dakota
Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:675,905 (0.22% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Voter Registration:North Dakota has no voter registration.
Capital:Bismarck
 

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North Dakota State and Local Government

North Dakota 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The primary is for the Constitution, Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican parties.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic-Nonpartisan League     Senator Heidi Heitkamp
FEC S2ND00099

Class 3 Republican Senator John Hoeven
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator John Hoeven
FEC S0ND00093; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,073,163; Dsb $157,211
  Candidate Libertarian     Robert N. Marquette

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple
Succeeded: 7 December 2010 upon the resignation of Governor John Hoeven (Republican) having been elected to the U.S. Senate. First elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Chair - 24 August 2015: Governor Jack Dalrymple announces he will not run for re-election.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Sarah Vogel
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Rick C. Becker
    Republican     state Senator Tom Campbell - apparently not a candidate
17 November 2015: Will not run for Governor.
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem
circa 19 October 2015: Formed a campaign committee to run for Governor in 2016.
19 November 2015: Confirmed his candidacy.
  Candidate Libertarian     to be determined
for Lieutenant Governor: Joshua Voytek

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Drew H. Wrigley
Appointed 7 December 2010 re: Lieutenant Governor Jack Dalrymple ascension to the Governor's chair. First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 28 September 2015: Announced he will not run in 2016.

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
At-Large Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kevin Cramer
FEC H0ND01026; 30 Sep 15; Tot $571,277; Dsb $136,186
  Candidate Libertarian     Jack Seaman

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State Alvin A. "Al" Jaeger
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1996; 2000, 2004 (to a 2 year term), 2006 (to a 4 year term), 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem
First elected: 2000, re-elected: 2004 (to a 2 year term), 2006 (to a 4 year term), 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
circa 19 October 2015: Formed a campaign committee to run for Governor in 2016.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Treasurer Kelly L. Schmidt
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer Kelly L. Schmidt

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Auditor Robert R. "Bob" Peterson
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - Not running for re-election in 2016.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Josh Gallion
  Candidate Republican     Brian Kroshus
  Candidate Libertarian     Roland Riemers

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring
Appointed: 6 April 2009 by Governor John Hoeven upon the resignation of Roger Johnson; first elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Tax Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger
Appointed 8 November 2013 to fill the unexpired term of Cory Fong [who had been first elected: 2006]; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm
Appointed 9 October 2007 by Governor John Hoeven; first elected: 2008, re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Libertarian     Nick Bata

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Nonpartisan; (Republican) Public Instruction Superintendent Kirsten Baesler
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Public Service Commissioner 1  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2016

  Republican Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak
Appointed December 2012 by Governor Jack Dalrymple (Republican) to fill the un-expired term of Kevin Cramer (Republican) until a November 2014 special election. First elected in a special election: 4 November 2014.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Libertarian     Tom Skadeland

Public Service Commissioner 2  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2018

  Republican Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Public Service Commissioner 3  6 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2020

  Republican Public Service Commissioner Brian P. Kalk
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

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): 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
  Democratic-Nonpartisan League (affiliate of Democratic): 1 candidate
  Republican: 15 incumbents, 7 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 6 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Right to Life
Independents
  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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  North Dakota Secretary of State
  North Dakota Secretary of State - Elections and Voting
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  North Dakota Legislative Branch
Democratic
  North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party
Republican
  North Dakota Republican Party
Third Party
  Libertarian Party of North Dakota
  North Dakota Libertarian Party
  North Dakota Right to Life
Media & others
  Bismarck Tribune
  Devils Lake Journal
  DMOZ - North Dakota
  Grand Forks Herald
  In-Forum - Fargo - Grand Forks
  KFYR TV - NBC - Bismarck
  KXMA TV - CBS - Dickinson
  KXMC TV - CBS - Minot
  NorthDecoder - political blog
  Politics1.com - North Dakota
  Praire Public Television - North Dakota Public Radio
  The Minot Daily News
  The Williston Daily Herald
  Wahpeton Daily News
  WDAY TV - Fargo
  WDAZ TV - ABC - Grand Forks

 


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