Nov 7, 2012 at 12:05 am
Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who took over two years ago when John Hoeven resigned to move to the U.S. Senate, was elected to his first full term Tuesday after a campaign that focused on his management of economic growth. Dalrymple defeated Democrat Ryan Taylor, a rancher and state senator who was running his first statewide campaign.
Republican Kevin Cramer has won North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat on his third try. Cramer defeated Democrat Pam Gulleson on Tuesday to keep the seat in GOP hands. He'll replace Republican Rick Berg, who decided to run for the U.S. Senate after one term in the House. Cramer lost two U.S. House races to former Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy in the 1990s.
Republican Adam Hamm has been elected to a second term as North Dakota's top insurance regulator. The 41-year-old defeated Democrat Tom Potter on Tuesday. Potter is a retired University of North Dakota finance professor from Grand Forks.
North Dakota state treasurer's office will stay in Republican hands. Incumbent Kelly Schmidt defeated Democratic challenger Ross Mushik (MYOO'-shik) on Tuesday to win a third term. The 50-year-old Schmidt is a Mandan resident. She was first elected treasurer in 2004.
North Dakota's state auditor won re-election Tuesday, continuing one of the state's longest political dynasties. Republican Robert R. Peterson beat Democratic challenger Scot Kelsh. The 50-year-old Kelsh is a state legislator and former assistant Democratic leader in the North Dakota House. He works as a firefighter in Fargo.
The president of the Mandan school board has been elected as North Dakota's school superintendent. Kirsten Baesler (KEER'-stun BAYZ'-lur) defeated Tracy Potter on Tuesday in the race for superintendent of public instruction. Baesler will replace Wayne Sanstead, who is retiring after 28 years in the job.
Voters have rejected a proposal to toughen the state's animal cruelty law. They defeated a citizen initiative on Tuesday that would have made animal cruelty a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The most severe punishment for animal cruelty now is a year in jail and a $2,000 fine. (AP)
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East Grand Forks races
Craig Buckalew….Clarence Vetter…Mark Olstad