It is an immense honor to serve the people of District 35 in the North Dakota Senate. The diversity of those I represent - young and old, working and retired, public employees and small business owners, teachers and students, Republican and Democrat, men and women - is a challenge I humbly accept. They deserve a Senator who respects their opinions and perspectives even when we may disagree, and my commitment to each person who calls this district home is to work to the best of my ability on his or her behalf.
Bismarck Tribune: Senate kills school gun bill
By: Nick Smith, Bismarck Tribune Members of the North Dakota Senate shot down a bill Friday that would allow K-12 school staff to carry concealed weapons in schools. The Senate killed House Bill 1195 by a 17-28 vote, rejecting arguments over the bill providing an additional option for protection in rural schools. The bill would …
Grand Forks Herald: No concealed guns in North Dakota schools, state Senate decides
By Mike Nowatzki SMARCK – For the second consecutive session, the North Dakota Senate has shot down a House-approved bill that would have allowed concealed weapons in schools. Senators voted 17-28 on Friday to defeat House Bill 1195, which would have enabled someone with a valid North Dakota concealed weapons license to pack heat on …
ND Senator Erin Oban: Let’s Allow State Employees to Use Leave They’ve Earned
On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Bismarck Senator Erin Oban discussed a Senate bill that would change the leave policies for ND state employees with Amy Iler and Jack Sunday on KFGO’s “It Takes Two”. To listen to the podcast, click here: http://kfgo.com/podcasts/it-takes-2/939/nd-senator-erin-oban-lets-allow-state-employees-to-use-leave-theyve-earned/.
Bismarck Tribune: Local freshmen lawmakers adapting quickly
By: Nick Smith, Bismarck Tribune The two freshmen lawmakers from the Bismarck area called the first half of the 2015 session an eye-opening experience, saying they’ve enjoyed the process and their first taste of legislative success. Sen. Erin Oban, D-Bismarck, and Rep. Jay Seibel, R-Beulah, said hitting the ground running in the Legislature was challenging …
KX News: Poll Finds North Dakota A ‘Top Moderate State’
By Corina Cappabianca, Reporter A recent Gallup poll finds North Dakota is becoming a more moderate state. The study finds 41 percent of its participants identified as conservative, 40.8 percent as moderate, and 13.5 percent as liberal. The percentage of self-identified moderates is up 3.9 percent from last year’s poll. Self-identified conservatives dropped by 1.9 …