Associated Press, – September 8, 2021 (Short)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Republican-controlled legislative committee on Wednesday began floating ideas for new North Dakota legislative districts, with little option than to shift the political balance of power to the state’s urban areas for the next decade.
The Legislature must draw new political boundaries based on the 2020 census to make sure every lawmaker is representing about the same number of people.
“What we’re doing here is not rocket science — it really is just arithmetic,” said Grand Forks GOP Sen. Ray Holmberg, who is serving on his fifth redistricting panel. His first was in 1981.
The panel of 14 Republicans and two Democrats met Wednesday in Fargo for its second meeting. It’s the only meeting that will be held outside of Bismarck. A third meeting is scheduled next week.
KVRR, – May 8, 2021 (Short)
Dem-NPL leaders from across North Dakota elected Patrick Hart to serve as the new State Party Chair on Saturday.
Hart is a small business owner living in Bismarck. He previously served as the Dem-NPL Vice Chair.
Vice Chair Kari Breker, DNC Committeeman Adam Goldwyn, Treasurer Tracey Wilkie, and Secretary Birgit Pruess were also elected.
“Together, we’ll fight for the North Dakotans that build our state. From the teachers, well technicians, farmers, and more, I am excited to build this party around you and your families’ needs,” said Hart.