North Dakota

Current Numbers

Congress
0
0% of 3 seats

(2 Senate, 1 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
3
(2R, 1NP)
23.1% of 13 seats
State Legislature
31
(11D, 20R)
22% of 141 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Heidi Heitkamp D U.S. Senator 2013-2018
Jocelyn Burdick D U.S. Senator 1992-1992 Burdick was appointed to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Kirsten Baesler NP Superintendent of Public Instruction 2013-present
Julie Fedorchak R Public Service Commissioner 2013-present Fedorchak was appointed in 2013.
Sheri Haugen-Hoffart R Public Service Commissioner 2022-present
Kelly L. Schmidt R Treasurer 2005-2020
Bonny Fetch R Public Service Commissioner 2012-2012 Fetch was appointed in 2012.
Susan E. Wefald R Public Service Commissioner 1993-2008 Wefald was initially appointed and subsequently elected to fill an unexpired term.
Kathi Gilmore D Treasurer 1993-2004
Heidi Heitkamp D Attorney General 1993-2000
Rosemarie Myrdal R Lt. Governor 1993-2000
Sarah Vogel D Agriculture 1989-1996
Heidi Heitkamp D Tax Commissioner 1986-1992 Heitkamp was initially appointed and subsequently elected to fill an unexpired term.
Ruth Meiers D Lt. Governor 1985-1987 Meiers died while in office in 1987.
Bernice Asbridge R Treasurer 1969-1972
Berta E. Baker D Auditor 1935-1956
Berta E. Baker R Treasurer 1929-1932
Bertha R. Palmer R Superintendent of Public Instruction 1927-1932
Minnie J. Nielson R Superintendent of Public Instruction 1919-1926
Emma B. Bates R Superintendent of Public Instruction 1895-1896
Laura J. Eisenhuth D Superintendent of Public Instruction 1893-1894 Eisenhuth was the first woman in the nation to be elected statewide.
State Legislature - Numbers and Percentage of Officeholders by Year
Year State Rank Senate Total Women/Total Senate House Total Women/Total House Total Women/Total Legislature % Total Women
2022 42 3D | 7R 10/47 8D | 13R 21/94 31/141 22.0
2021 42 4D | 7R 11/47 8D | 13R 21/94 32/141 22.7
2020 42 4D | 7R 11/47 8D | 12R 20/94 31/141 22.0
2019 42 4D | 7R 11/47 8D | 12R 20/94 31/141 22.0
2018 41 3D | 6R 9/47 7D | 10R 17/94 26/141 18.4
2017 41 3D | 6R 9/47 7D | 10R 17/94 26/141 18.4
2016 39 4D | 4R 8/47 11D | 8R 19/94 27/141 19.1
2015 38 4D | 4R 8/47 11D | 8R 19/94 27/141 19.1
2014 39 3D | 5R 8/47 7D | 10R 17/94 25/141 17.7
2013 41 3D | 5R 8/47 7D | 9R 16/94 24/141 17.0
2012 45 3D | 4R 7/47 3D | 12R 15/94 22/141 15.6
2011 45 3D | 3R 6/47 3D | 12R 15/94 21/141 14.9
2010 43 4D | 2R 6/47 7D | 10R 17/94 23/141 16.3
2009 43 4D | 2R 6/47 7D | 10R 17/94 23/141 16.3
2008 41 4D | 2R 6/47 7D | 12R 19/94 25/141 17.7
2007 37 4D | 2R 6/47 7D | 12R 19/94 25/141 17.7
2006 41 3D | 2R 5/47 6D | 12R 18/94 23/141 16.3
2005 38 3D | 2R 5/47 7D | 11R 18/94 23/141 16.3
2004 40 3D | 2R 5/47 6D | 12R 18/94 23/141 16.3
2003 44 4D | 2R 6/47 6D | 12R 18/94 24/141 17.0
2002 37 3D | 3R 6/49 7D | 12R 19/98 25/147 17.0
2001 37 3D | 3R 6/49 7D | 12R 19/98 25/147 17.0
2000 37 3D | 3R 6/49 10D | 10R 20/98 26/147 17.7
1999 37 3D | 3R 6/49 10D | 10R 20/98 26/147 17.7
1998 39 2D | 4R 6/49 8D | 11R 19/98 25/147 17.0
1997 38 2D | 4R 6/49 8D | 11R 19/98 25/147 17.0
1996 37 5D | 4R 9/49 4D | 9R 13/98 22/147 15.0
1995 37 5D | 4R 9/49 4D | 9R 13/98 22/147 15.0
1994 37 5D | 3R 8/49 8D | 7R 15/98 23/147 15.6
1993 35 5D | 3R 8/49 8D | 8R 16/98 24/147 16.3
1992 33 3D | 3R 6/53 10D | 9R 19/106 25/159 15.7
1991 33 3D | 3R 6/53 10D | 9R 19/106 25/159 15.7
1990 29 3D | 2R 5/53 11D | 9R 20/106 25/159 15.7
1989 29 3D | 2R 5/53 11D | 9R 20/106 25/159 15.7
1988 33 3D | 1R 4/53 8D | 8R 16/106 20/159 12.6
1987 33 3D | 1R 4/53 8D | 8R 16/106 20/159 12.6
1986 33 3D | 0R 3/53 6D | 9R 15/106 18/159 11.3
1985 34 3D | 0R 3/53 6D | 9R 15/106 18/159 11.3
1984 33 2D | 2R 4/53 7D | 7R 14/106 18/159 11.3
1983 29 2D | 2R 4/53 7D | 7R 15/106 19/159 11.9
1981 17 0D | 3R 3/50 3D | 12R 15/100 18/150 12.0
1979 11 1D | 2R 3/50 4D | 13R 17/100 20/150 13.3
1977 11 1D | 2R 3/51 7D | 9R 16/102 19/153 12.4
1975 14 1D | 2R 3/51 6D | 7R 13/102 16/153 10.5