ND state Senator Nodland not seeking re-electionDICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Rural Dickinson state Sen. George Nodland says one term in the North Dakota Legislature is enough.
DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Rural Dickinson state Sen. George Nodland says one term in the North Dakota Legislature is enough.
The 66-year-old Nodland says he won't run for re-election next year. He represents District 36 in southwestern North Dakota. The region includes most of Stark County, part of Dunn County and western Morton County.
Nodland is the second North Dakota state senator to announce he won't seek re-election. Longtime Republican Sen. Layton Freborg of Underwood is also stepping down.
Nodland was elected to the Senate in 2008. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the North Dakota House in 1997.
He says he worked as a lawmaker to see more of North Dakota's oil revenues distributed to western cities and counties.
Nodland was vice chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee during the 2011 Legislature.