• 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.

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 …

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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 …

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