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District 18's Meyer, Mock and Vetter on their way to North Dakota Legislature

District 18 will send two Republicans and a Democrat to Bismarck to represent it in the North Dakota Legislature. Scott Meyer, a Republican, has unseated incumbent Sen. Connie Triplett, a Democrat who was running for her fourth full term in the N...

Corey Mock
Corey Mock

District 18 will send two Republicans and a Democrat to Bismarck to represent it in the North Dakota Legislature.

Scott Meyer, a Republican, has unseated incumbent Sen. Connie Triplett, a Democrat who was running for her fourth full term in the North Dakota Senate.

Meyer captured 2,982 votes, or 53.74 percent, of the 5,549 votes cast in the state Senate race for District 18.  

Triplett garnered 2,558, or 46.1 percent, of the total votes.

Meyer, a home mortgage consultant, is a member of the Grand Forks Board of Realtors and the Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee.   

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In the past three state legislative sessions, Triplett has served on the Senate’s Finance and Taxation committee and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Republican Steve Vetter won 2,716, or 28.59 percent, and Democrat Corey Mock grabbed 2,410, or 25.37 percent, to win the District 18 seats in the North Dakota House.

A total of 9,501 votes were cast in this race.  

Allen Beireis, a Republican, won 2,135, or 22.47 percent, and Democrat Kyle Thorson received 2,223, or 23.4 percent, of the votes cast.

Vetter, a licensed real estate appraiser, pointed to affordable housing and attracting new, well-paying jobs as important issues.

Mock, executive director of the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, has served as a representative from District 42 in Grand Forks since 2009.     

Eliot Glassheim, a Democrat, vacated his District 18 seat in the North Dakota House and unsuccessfully challenged Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., in this year’s U.S. Senate race.    

 

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Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at pknudson@gfherald.com or (701) 780-1107.
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