• 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.

KFYR-TV: Reactions to 2014 Election Results

By: Jessica Roose, KFYR-TV Candidates and those for and against the initiated measures are evaluating what went right and what went wrong. It wasn’t a huge surprise that Erin Oban won the district 35 senate seat. But, it was one of the few races democrats could cheer about on election night. Oban was surprised by …

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KFYR-TV: Oban Looks to Future After Capturing District 35

By: J.R. Havens, Jessica Roose In one of the most competitive state legislature races – District 35 in Bismarck – democratic challenger Erin Oban ousted republican incumbent Margaret Sitte. Oban talked about the big win and what it means for her and the people she represents. Oban: “I don’t think it means as much to …

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Bismarck Tribune: Oban unseats Sitte in District 35

By Nick Smith: District 35 Democratic-NPL Party challenger Erin Oban ousted first-term Republican state Sen. Margaret Sitte on Tuesday by a nearly 17 percent margin, capping off one of the most expensive 2014 legislative races in the state. With all six precincts reporting, unofficial results gave Oban nearly 58.2 percent of the vote to Sitte’s …

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Erin Oban: The choice between forward or backward

By Erin Oban, Bismarck Even as a first-time candidate for public office, I realize how campaigns go. While I disagree with her strategy and sincerity, I can understand why my opponent, Margaret Sitte, would rather label me dishonest than defend her own record. It’s a tough record to defend. As the saying goes, we can …

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