It’s Bowman vs. Scranton in state senate race

It will be a local battle for District 39 State Senator as a candidate from Scranton will challenge incumbent Sen. Bill Bowman of Bowman.

By BRYCE MARTIN

N.D. Group Editor

 Posted April 11, 2014

Stephanie Pretzer of Scranton entered her name to run on the Democratic-NPL Party’s ticket to vie for the job as next state senator from the district, which includes Bowman, Adams, Billings, Golden Valley and Slope counties and portions of McKenzie and Dunn counties.

Bowman has been state senator since 1991 and serves as vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He also sits on the Budget Section, Agriculture, and Veterinary Medical Education Program Admissions committees.

Terms for both of the district’s incumbent state representatives, Reps. Keith Kempenich of Bowman and David Drovdal of Arnegard, face expiring terms this year.

Kempenich filed for re-election while Drovdal announced earlier this year that he would not seek another term.

Republican candidate Denton Zubke of Watford City said he is the right candidate to become the next representative, heading into the election against two Democratic candidates, Maddison Voigt of Killdeer and Greg Tank of Keene.

Statewide, two integral contests already are catching public and media attention, for U.S. State Representative and for Attorney General.

Incumbent Rep. Kevin Cramer, running on the Republican ticket, faces opposition from Democrat George Sinner and Libertarian Jack Seaman.

On the legal side, State Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will run against Kiara Kraus-Parr.

Read the DC Herald for all your Dunn County election coverage, including profiles of the candidates in future weeks, all leading up to the June 10 and Nov. 4 elections.


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