June 20, 2016


Robert Haider

Dem-NPL selects delegates to Democratic National Convention

(BISMARCK, ND) – This past Saturday, over 400 delegates and alternates attended the Democratic-NPL State Delegate Selection Meeting in Bismarck to select delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The Dem-NPL delegates selected 18 delegates and two alternates based proportionally on the June 7 caucus results, with 13 allocated to Sen. Bernie Sanders and five allocated to Secretary Hillary Clinton. Each candidate was allocated one alternate.
“North Dakota Democrats are excited about the 2016 election, and the energy and enthusiasm of our delegates on Saturday demonstrated that,” said Dem-NPL Chair Kylie Oversen. “Our party's message of bringing people together is in stark contrast with Donald Trump’s brand of exclusion and division. In that light, we are proud that our delegates elected the most diverse Democratic National Convention delegation that we’ve ever seen.”
Delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Bernie Sanders
District Level
Jeffrey Eide
Emily Kimball
Andrew Laverdure
Haleah Laverdure
Michael Lopez
Kelsey Parton (Alternate)
Aruna Seth
Vinod Seth
Brannon Sever
Jamie Stewart
Robert Haukenberry
Kevin Kautzman
Kevin Tengesdal
Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official (“PLEO”)
Carol Sawicki
Hillary Clinton
District Level
Nikki Berg Burin
Bernie Erickson (Alternate)
Sterling Reed
Katherine Satrom
Cesareo Alvarez, Jr.
Pledged PLEO
Becky Ronkowski
In addition to the 18 delegates who were selected on Saturday, North Dakota is also allotted five Unpledged PLEOs: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp; Dem-NPL Chair Kylie Oversen; Dem-NPL Vice-Chair Warren Larson; DNC Committeewoman Renee Pfenning; and DNC Committeeman Chad Nodland.
Three Standing Committee Members to the Democratic National Convention were also selected on Saturday: State Senator Tim Mathern (Rules), Caroline McGuire (Credentials), and State Rep. Ben Hanson (Platform).

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