BISMARCK, ND — The Democratic-NPL House and Senate Caucuses are excited to announce an energized and engaged slate of candidates running for office across North Dakota. The roster is one of the most diverse tickets in North Dakota history in regards to race, gender, sexual orientation, and geography.
The Democratic-NPL will field 55 legislative candidates, or 80% of the races on the November ballot. The percentage is on par with the 2018 ticket that defeated three incumbents, including the former House Majority Leader, and also swept a Grand Forks legislative district, while holding their own incumbent seats. Monday was the deadline to file for the June primary. The general election is November 3.
House Minority Leader Josh Boschee said:
“We’ve spent the last few weeks fielding calls from motivated candidates who are focused on finding solutions first and foremost for the issues facing their communities everyday, but also the new challenges of campaigning while keeping responsible physical distance. It’s encouraging to see so many candidates energized about prioritizing a North Dakota that works for all.”
Senate Minority Leader Joan Heckaman said:
“Whether it’s East or West, urban or rural, experienced representatives and newcomers are stepping up because their communities don’t feel listened to. This year’s Dem-NPL candidates bring a wide range of public service for local organizations and in elected office as well as a diversity of life experience that truly represents all of North Dakota.”