2020 North Dakota Senate election

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23 seats in the North Dakota Senate
Turnout62.69%[1]
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Rich Wardner Joan Heckaman
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat 37th 23rd
Seats before 37 10
Seats won 40 7
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 3
Popular vote 122,164 43,836
Percentage 73.10% 26.23%

Elections to the North Dakota Senate were held on November 3, 2020. 23 out of the 47 seats were up for re-election in the even number districts.

Primary elections were held on June 9, 2020.[2]

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[3] Safe R October 21, 2020

Close races

Districts where the margin of victory was under 10%:

  1. District 24, 1.95% (gain)
  2. District 16, 4.46%
  3. District 26, 5.76% (gain)
  4. District 42, 6.9%
  5. District 18, 7.69%
  6. District 46, 8.2%
  7. District 44, 8.52%

Election results

District 2

North Dakota Senate District 2 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Rust (incumbent) 9,954 98.96%
Write-In Write in 105 1.04%
Total votes 10,059 100.0%
Republican hold

District 4

North Dakota Senate District 4 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jordan Kannianen (incumbent) 4,960 67.76%
Democratic-NPL Lisa Finley-DeVille 2,353 32.14%
Write-In Write in 7 0.10%
Total votes 7,320 100.0%
Republican hold

District 6

North Dakota Senate District 6 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shawn Vedaa (incumbent) 5,598 72.68%
Democratic-NPL Morris Holen Jr 2,098 27.24%
Write-In Write in 6 0.08%
Total votes 7,702 100.0%
Republican hold

District 8

North Dakota Senate District 8 election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard C. Anderson Jr. (incumbent) 7,984 98.42%
Write-In write in 128 1.58%
Total votes 8,112 100.0%
Republican hold

District 10

North Dakota Senate District 10 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Janne Myrdal (incumbent) 5,067 74.31%
Democratic-NPL Charlie Hart 1,744 25.58%
Write-In Write in 8 0.12%
Total votes 6,819 100.0%
Republican hold

District 12

North Dakota Senate District 10 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cole Conley 3,258 56.01%
Democratic-NPL John Grabinger (incumbent) 2,549 43.82%
Write-In Write in 10 0.17%
Total votes 5,817 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic-NPL

District 14

North Dakota Senate District 14 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jerry Klein (incumbent) 6,152 79.17%
Democratic-NPL Jenna Vanhorne 1,612 20.74%
Write-In Write in 7 0.09%
Total votes 7,771 100.0%
Republican hold

District 16

North Dakota Senate District 16 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Clemens (incumbent) 5,439 52.14%
Democratic-NPL Kari Breker 4,973 47.68%
Write-In Write in 19 0.18%
Total votes 10,431 100.0%
Republican hold

District 18

North Dakota Senate District 18 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Meyer 2,949 53.77%
Democratic-NPL Kyle Thorson 2,527 46.08%
Write-In Write in 8 0.15%
Total votes 5,484 100.0%
Republican hold

District 20

North Dakota Senate District 20 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Lemm (incumbent) 4,654 68.81%
Democratic-NPL Paul Hanson 2,106 31.14%
Write-In Write in 4 0.06%
Total votes 6,764 100.0%
Republican hold

District 22

North Dakota Senate District 22 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Weber 7,541 68.24%
Democratic-NPL Laetitia Hellerud 3,505 31.72%
Write-In Write in 5 0.05%
Total votes 11,051 100.0%
Republican hold

District 24

North Dakota Senate District 24 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Wobbema 3,572 50.90%
Democratic-NPL Larry Robinson (incumbent) 3,435 48.95%
Write-In Write in 10 0.14%
Total votes 7,017 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic-NPL

District 26

North Dakota Senate District 26 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Heitkamp 3,683 52.75%
Democratic-NPL Jim Dotzenrod (incumbent) 3,295 47.19%
Write-In Write in 4 0.06%
Total votes 6,982 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic-NPL

District 28

North Dakota Senate District 28 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Erbele (incumbent) 6,770 98.47%
Write-In Write in 105 1.53%
Total votes 6,875 100.0%
Republican hold

District 30

North Dakota Senate District 30 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Diane Larson (incumbent) 6,307 97.80%
Write-In Write in 142 2.20%
Total votes 6,449 100.0%
Republican hold

District 32

North Dakota Senate District 32 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dick Dever (incumbent) 4,352 65.11%
Democratic-NPL Amelia Doll 2,312 34.59%
Write-In Write in 20 0.30%
Total votes 6,684 100.0%
Republican hold

District 34

North Dakota Senate District 34 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug Larsen 6,062 73.02%
Democratic-NPL Adam Michal 2,224 26.79%
Write-In Write in 16 0.19%
Total votes 8,302 100.0%
Republican hold

District 36

North Dakota Senate District 36 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jay Elkin (incumbent) 7,964 97.38%
Write-In Write in 214 2.62%
Total votes 8,178 100.0%
Republican hold

District 38

North Dakota Senate District 38 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Hogue (incumbent) 6,254 98.13%
Write-In Write in 119 1.87%
Total votes 6,373 100.0%
Republican hold

District 40

North Dakota Senate District 40 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Karen Krebsbach (incumbent) 4,255 96.66%
Write-In Write in 147 3.34%
Total votes 4,402 100.0%
Republican hold

District 42

North Dakota Senate District 42 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt Kreun (incumbent) 1,856 53.38%
Democratic-NPL Melissa Gjellstad 1,616 46.48%
Write-In Write in 5 0.14%
Total votes 3,477 100.0%
Republican hold

District 44

North Dakota Senate District 44 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-NPL Merrill Piepkorn (incumbent) 3,847 54.17%
Republican Tim Flakoll 3,242 45.65%
Write-In Write in 13 0.18%
Total votes 7,102 100.0%
Democratic-NPL hold

District 46

North Dakota Senate District 46 General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Roers (incumbent) 4,291 54.06%
Democratic-NPL Terri Hedman 3,640 45.86%
Write-In Write in 7 0.09%
Total votes 7,938 100.0%
Republican hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "Voter Turnout". North Dakota Secretary of State.
  2. ^ "North Dakota Elections 2020". ballotpedia.org.
  3. ^ "October Overview: Handicapping the 2020 State Legislature Races". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved November 1, 2020.