• The Capitol District

    District 35 is located in the heart of the capital city and includes the North Dakota State Capitol. We are proud of the quiet, safe neighborhoods, small businesses and great schools that lie within our borders.

I’m running for the State Senate because the people of District 35, the residents of Bismarck, and quite frankly, so many across our state deserve better than what they’re getting.  I want to help restore desperately needed balance, common sense and moderation to a legislative body that has become anything but.  It’s time for new energy and fresh perspective in District 35, and that’s certainly something I will bring to the North Dakota Senate.

Letter to the Editor: Impressed with candidate Oban

By Brian and Yvonne Smith, Bismarck As longtime residents of Bismarck, we are proud to put our support in print for Erin Oban as our senator for District 35. We first got to know Oban years ago when she was still in college and started attending the church where we are active members. When our …

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Letter to the Editor: Oban a teacher and a leader

By ELIZABETH GROSS Bismarck It was clear from the moment I met Erin Oban that she is a North Dakota treasure. Serving as a school principal in Bismarck, I was responsible for hiring the best and the brightest teachers. Erin was one of those teachers. Her enthusiasm for learning was contagious and, over the years, …

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Letter to the Editor: Oban will tackle family challenges

By BRIAN WREDE | Bismarck - Bismarck Tribune The issues facing North Dakota are countless. On the one hand, we have incredible growth and many are doing well. At the same time, we have infrastructure challenges, conservation concerns and family issues that are leaving many North Dakotans looking for answers. We need leaders willing to face …

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Oban Named to Bismarck Tribune’s 40 Under 40

From the Editor: A few months ago, I was at an awards luncheon at which the speaker said it was her experience that young adults aren’t getting involved.  I heartily disagree. Each one of our 40 Under 40 honorees points to the opposite.  These honorees, whose ages ranges from 24 to 39, are involved in …

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KFYR-TV: North Dakota Ranks Low in Female Politicians

By Jessica Roose, KFYR-TV North Dakota usually ranks on top for most categories, but there’s at least one where the state is among the lowest. And it’s for the amount of women who serve in politics. During the last legislative session, women made up about 17 percent of those serving. And there’s an effort being …

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