North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project
North Dakota's Congressional Delegation
Senator John Hoeven
G11 Dirkson Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Contact Senator John Hoeven
Senator Heidi Hietkamp
SD-G55 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Contact Senator Heidi Heitkamp
Congressman Kevin Cramer
1032 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
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State Of North Dakota
North Dakota's Legislature
A legislator can be reached by mail, telephone, or e-mail at the address listed in the legislator's bio under Legislative Assembly.
During a legislative session, a legislator can be reached at the State Capitol through e-mail or by leaving a message with the legislative telephone message center at 1-888-NDLEGIS (635-3447) or 701-328-3373 (local). The TDD Relay is 711.
North Dakota Senate
The Senate consists of 47 senators. One senator is elected from each of 47 districts. Here is the 2017 Senate Leadership:
|2017 Senate Leadership|
|President||Lt. Governor Brent Sanford||Fargo|
|President Pro Tempore||Gary A. Lee||Casselton|
|Majority Leader||Rich Wardner||Dickinson|
|Assistant Majority Leader||Jerry Klein||Fessenden|
|Minority Leader||Joan Heckaman||New Rockford|
|Assistant Minority Leader||John Grabinger||Jamestown|
A complete List of Senators is available.
North Dakota House of Representatives
The House of Representatives consists of 94 representatives. Two representatives are elected from each of 47 districts. Here is the 2017 House Leadership:
|2017 House Leadership|
|Majority Leader||Alan H. Carlson||Fargo|
|Assistant Majority Leader||Don Vigesaa||Cooperstown|
|Minority Leader||Corey Mock||Grand Forks|
|Assistant Minority Leader||Kathy Hogan||Fargo|
A complete List of Representatives is available.
Originally created by the 1945 Legislative Assembly as the Legislative Research Committee, the name was changed to the Legislative Council in 1969. Effective August 1, 2009, the Legislative Council became the Legislative Management. Its staff of attorneys, fiscal analysts, information technology, support, and library personnel retain the name Legislative Council (see below).
Today the 17-member Legislative Management by statute consists of 17 legislators, including the Majority and Minority Leaders of both houses, the Speaker of the House, and six senators and six representatives. In the House, the Majority Leader appoints four members and the Minority Leader appoints two members. In the Senate, the Majority Leader appoints four members and the Minority Leader appoints two members.
Following each legislative session, the newly appointed Legislative Management meets to determine upcoming interim studies and committee memberships. Each legislator serves on one or more interim committees in the two-year period between legislative sessions. Several interim committees and commissions, such as the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Administrative Rules, Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration, Budget Section, Employee Benefits Programs, Energy Development and Transmission, Higher Education Funding, Information Technology, Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review, Legislative Ethics, Tribal and State Relations, Water Topics Overview, and Workers' Compensation Review, function under statutory authority. Other interim committees are named and assigned by the Legislative Management members. Between sessions, interim committees hold hearings, take testimony, and review information provided by the Legislative Council, state agencies, and interested parties as they consider alternative approaches to issues raised by studies.
600 East Boulevard
Bismarck, ND 58505-0360
The Legislative Council staff consists of attorneys, accountants, researchers, and auxiliary personnel who are hired and who serve on a strictly nonpartisan basis.
The Legislative Council Legislative Council staff provides a wide range of services to legislators, other state agencies, and the public. Attorneys on the staff provide legal advice and counsel on legislative matters to legislators and legislative committees. The Legislative Council has on its staff the Legislative Budget Analyst and Auditor and assistants who provide technical assistance to the Legislative Management committees and legislators and who review audit reports for the Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee. The Legislative Council also provides computer services to the legislative branch, including research and bill drafting capabilities.
The Legislative Council supervises the publication of the Session Laws, the North Dakota Century Code, and the North Dakota Administrative Code. The Council's library contains a wide variety of materials and reference documents, many of which are not available from other sources.