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North Dakota state elections, 2006

 

North Dakota state elections, 2006

The state and local elections in North Dakota in 2006 proceeded as follows:

Contents

  • State offices 1
    • Secretary of State 1.1
    • Attorney General 1.2
    • Agriculture Commissioner 1.3
    • Public Service Commissioner 1.4
    • Tax Commissioner 1.5
  • Ballot measures 2
    • Constitutional Measure 1 2.1
    • Initiated Constitutional Measure 2 2.2
    • Statutory Measure 3 2.3
  • Legislature Summary 3
  • References 4
    • See also 4.1

State offices

Secretary of State

Incumbent Byron Dorgan.

General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Al Jaeger (inc.) 115,341 53.92% -11.24%
Democratic Kristin Hedger 98,583 46.08% +11.24%
Majority 16,758 7.83% -22.49%
Turnout 213,924
Republican hold Swing

Attorney General

Popular incumbent Republican Attorney General of North Dakota Wayne Stenehjem defeated Democratic-NPL nominee Bill Brudvick, an attorney.

General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Wayne Stenehjem (inc.) 148,194 68.86% -3.68%
Democratic Bill Brudvik 67,032 31.14% +3.68%
Majority 81,162 37.71% -7.37%
Turnout 215,226
Republican hold Swing

Agriculture Commissioner

Incumbent Democratic-NPL North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson defeated 2004 Republican) nominee Doug Goehring in a rematch.

General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Roger Johnson (inc.) 119,812 55.84% +5.52%
Republican Doug Goehring 94,736 44.16% -5.52%
Majority 25,076 11.69% +11.05%
Turnout 214,548
Democratic hold Swing

Public Service Commissioner

Incumbent Republican North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark defeated Democratic-NPL nominee Cheryl Bergian, a former candidate for the North Dakota State Senate.

General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Tony Clark (inc.) 110,002 52.32% -13.17%
Democratic Cheryl Bergian 100,233 47.68% +13.17%
Majority 9,769 4.64% -26.34%
Turnout 210,235
Republican hold Swing

Tax Commissioner

Incumbent Republican North Dakota Tax Commissioner Cory Fong defeated Democratic-NPL nominee Brent Edison, the 2004 Democratic-NPL nominee for North Dakota State Auditor.

General election results
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Cory Fong (inc.) 112,154 53.05% -16.12%
Democratic Brent Edison 99,243 46.95% +16.12%
Majority 12,911 6.10% -32.24%
Turnout 211,397
Republican hold Swing

Ballot measures

Constitutional Measure 1

This ballot measure made proposed changes to policy relating to public school trust funds.

Constitutional Measure No. 1[2]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 128,800 67.23
No 62,772 32.77
Total votes 191,572 100.00

Initiated Constitutional Measure 2

This ballot measure prohibited the use of land taken by eminent domain for any future private use, with exceptions of public utilities and common carriers.

Initiated Constitutional Measure No.

2[3]

Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 137,660 67.49
No 66,302 32.51
Total votes 203,962 100.00

Statutory Measure 3

This ballot measure would have made changes to family law concerning child custody, child support, and other issues.

Statutory Measure No. 3[4]
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed No 118,048 56.41
Yes 91,225 43.59
Total votes 209,273 100.00

Legislature Summary

In the North Dakota House of Representatives, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party gained six seats, to total 33, while the Republicans hold all of the remaining 61 seats. In the North Dakota Senate, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party gained six seats, to total 21, while the Republicans hold all of the remaining 26 seats.

References

  1. ^ http://web.apps.state.nd.us/sec/emspublic/gp/electionresultssearch.htm?displayCode=STATE&showMap=N&electionDate=11072006&searchType=STATE&resultType=All+Offices+and+Measures&cmd=Search&officeElectionNo=All+Offices+and+Measures
  2. ^ http://web.apps.state.nd.us/sec/emspublic/gp/electionresultssearch.htm?electionDate=11072006&searchType=STATE&officeElectionNo=M2519&cmd=Search&showMap=N&resultType=Constitutional%20Measure%20No.%201&legislativeDistrictNo=&judicialDistrictNo=&countyNo=&showJudDistricts=Y
  3. ^ http://web.apps.state.nd.us/sec/emspublic/gp/electionresultssearch.htm?electionDate=11072006&searchType=STATE&officeElectionNo=M2520&cmd=Search&showMap=N&resultType=Initiated%20Constitutional%20Measure%20No.%202&legislativeDistrictNo=&judicialDistrictNo=&countyNo=&showJudDistricts=Y
  4. ^ http://web.apps.state.nd.us/sec/emspublic/gp/electionresultssearch.htm?electionDate=11072006&searchType=STATE&officeElectionNo=M2526&cmd=Search&showMap=N&resultType=Statutory%20Measure%20No.%203&legislativeDistrictNo=&judicialDistrictNo=&countyNo=&showJudDistricts=Y

See also

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