VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Unofficial results from November 3rd General Election, Barnes County Only.
President and Vice President of the United States
Trump Republican 3,532
Jorgensen Libertarian 159
Biden Democratic-NPL 1,800
Representative in Congress
Kelly Armstrong Republican 3,700
Steven James Peterson Libertarian 165
Zach Raknerud Democratic-NPL 1,548
State Senator District 24.
Larry J Robinson Democratic-NPL 3,409
Mike Wobbema Republican 3,533
State Representative District 24 Vote for two
Bradley Edin Democratic-NPL 2,490
Cole Christensen Republican 3,568
Naomi T Muscha Democratic-NPL 2,854
Dwight Kiefert Republican 3,689
Governor and Lt. Governor
DuWayne Hendrickson and Joshua Voytek Libertarian 169
Shelley Lenz and Ben Vig Democratic-NPL 1,353
Doug Burgum andBrent Sanford Republican 3,736
State Auditor Vote
Joshua C Gallion Republican 3,419
Patrick Hart Democratic-NPL 1,854
Thomas Beadle Republican 3,283
Mark Haugen Democratic-NPL 1,983
Jon Godfread Republican 4,555
Public Service Commissioner
Casey D Buchmann Democratic-NPL 1,784
Brian Kroshus Republican 3,364
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Kirsten Baesler 3,142
Brandt J Dick 1,841
Justice of the Supreme Court
Jon Jay Jensen 4,595
Judge of the District Court Southeast Judicial District Judgeship No. 1 Unexpired 4-Year Term
Cherie L Clark 4,559
Barnes County Commissioner District 1
Rockne Gerard Earles 494
Cindy Louise Schwehr 657
County Commissioner District 5
Scott Alan Cole 486
Peter Thomas Paulson 546
Supervisor, Soil Conservation District Barnes County Soil Conservation District
Charlene Kay Stenson 4,686
Director, Garrison Diversion Conservancy
Gregory Paul Bischoff 4,619
Constitutional Measure No. 1 (Senate Concurrent Resolution No.4016, 2019 Session Laws, Ch. 536) This constitutional measure would amend and reenact subsections 2 and 6 of section 6 of Article VIII of the North Dakota Constitution relating to the state board of higher education.The proposed amendments to subsection 2 would increase the number of board members from eight to fifteen; prohibit state legislators,elected state officials, state employees, and individuals employed full time by any institution under the board’s control from serving on the board; increase the term of appointment of board members from four to six years with the option for reappointment to a nonconsecutive second term; and replace the chief justice of supreme court on the board nominating committee with the secretary of state. The proposed amendments to subsection 6 would require the board to meet at least annually with the head of each institution under its control.The estimated fiscal impact of this measure is$147,000 per biennium.
Constitutional Measure No. 2 (Senate Concurrent Resolution No.4001, 2019 Session Laws, Ch. 537) This constitutional measure would amend and reenact section 9 of Article III of the North Dakota Constitution. The amended section reads as follows: Section 9. A constitutional amendment may be proposed by initiative petition. If signed by electors equal in number to four percent of the resident population of the state at the last federal decennial census, the petition for a constitutional amendment may be submitted to the secretary of state. An initiative to amend the constitution maybe placed on the ballot only at a general election.
If electors approve an initiative for a constitutional amendment,the amendment must be submitted to the subsequent legislative assembly.
If the initiative is approved by a majority of members of each house in the legislative assembly,the initiative is deemed enacted.If the legislative assembly does not approve the initiative,the initiative must be placed on the ballot at the next general election.
If the majority of votes cast on the initiative are affirmative, the initiative is deemed enacted. All other provisions relating to initiative measures apply here to the initiative measures for constitutional amendments. The estimated fiscal impact of this measure is none.