North Dakota Republican Party

North Dakota Republican Party
North Dakota Republican Party
Chairman Stan Stein
Senate leader Bob Stenehjem
House leader Al Carlson
Founded 1889
Headquarters 1029 North Fifth St.
Bismarck, ND 58501
Ideology American Conservatism
National affiliation Republican Party
Official colors Red
Seats in the Upper House
34 / 47
Seats in the Lower House
69 / 94
Politics of the United States
Political parties

The North Dakota Republican Party (ND GOP) is the North Dakota affiliate of the United States Republican Party. The party platform is generally conservative.The North Dakota Republican Party is strongly in control of the state's politics. The party holds nearly all statewide positions in addition to having a supermajority in both houses, of the state legislature, over the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. The current party chairman is Stan Stein.



The state Republican party has always been a major force in state politics, in many cases having a dominant position. Founded in 1889, the party initially dominated all state politics for the state's first 20 years of existence, with the exception of a brief period from 1893 to 1894 in which the North Dakota Democratic-Independent Party briefly overthrew the Republican Party.

In the early 20th century, the party was effectively divided into two groups that nominated candidates on the Republican ticket, the progressive Non-Partisan League (NPA) and the conservative Independent Voters Association (IVA). This period ended when the NPL merged with the state Democratic Party, and the IVA effectively became known as the Republican Party. The party maintains majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and controls 11 of the 12 statewide offices.

The party holds its convention in the spring of election years, usually rotating the convention between four of the state's largest cities: Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Minot.

Notable figures

Current elected officials

The North Dakota Republican Party controls all nine of the statewide offices and holds supermajorities in both the North Dakota Senate and the North Dakota House of Representatives. Republicans also hold one of the state's U.S. Senate seats and the state's At-Large congressional district.

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Statewide offices


See also

External links

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