State Senator (ND-1)

Employer / Organization

North Dakota State Senate District 1

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jan 02, 2022 - Sep 05, 2022


The North Dakota Senate comprises the upper house of the bicameral North Dakota State Legislature. There are 47 members within the Senate, each of whom represent their respective districts. There are an estimated 14,500 constituents per senator. The senate is lead by the house elected president of the senate. Primary responsibilities of a senator include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, and allocating spending. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. The senate also has authority to confirm or reject appointments to state commissions, boards, and the cabinet. There are 11 standing committees within the senate ranging from the Agriculture Committee, to the Finance and Taxation Committee, to the Transportation Committee. Each senator serves on or leads various committees within the senate. Senators serve a four-year term, with no term limits. The salary of this position is $148 per day in addition to per diem for every day in session.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including: certification of nomination, affidavit of candidacy, nominating petitions if you are running as an independent and the appropriate campaign finance forms. File these papers with the appropriate filing officer. If you plan to run for a partisan position please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to the North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections. The amount of signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independent candidates is the 64th day before the general election in November (if the 64th day before the general election falls on Labor Day, the deadline will be the following business day). Candidates may not circulate petitions earlier than 150 days from when they are due. The North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Division of Elections can be reached at (701) 328-4146. Additionally, the North Dakota Elections Calendar can be found here:

Submit application to:
North Dakota Secretary of State, 600 E Boulevard Avenue Dept 108, Bismarck, ND, 58505, US