Published November 11 2012
ND lawmakers to pick floor leaders for 2013BISMARCK – Republicans in the North Dakota House and Senate will be picking their floor leaders for the 2013 Legislature this week.
Senate Republican leader Rich Wardner says he’ll be seeking another term as majority leader. In the House, incumbent Republican leader Al Carlson, of Fargo, is running for another term. Neither Wardner nor Carlson has an announced challenger.
On the Democratic side, House Democratic leader Jerry Kelsh, of Fullerton, is running for another term.
Senate Democrats will have to pick a new leader to replace Ryan Taylor, of Towner. Taylor ran unsuccessfully for governor, and he won’t be back in the Senate next year.
Assistant Senate Democratic leader Mac Schneider, of Grand Forks, says he hasn’t decided whether to run for the top job.