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Oversen elected chairwoman of North Dakota Dem-NPL

Kylie Oversen, a former state legislator from Grand Forks and chairwoman of the state Democratic-NPL, announced her bid for tax commissioner at UND on Wednesday. Sam Easter / Forum News Service.

BISMARCK — North Dakota Democrats elected Kylie Oversen as the party's chairwoman Saturday, April 13, marking the former lawmaker's return to the post.

Oversen takes over for Warren Larson, who announced earlier this year he wouldn't seek reelection. He became chairman after Oversen stepped down to focus on her unsuccessful run for tax commissioner last year.

Oversen served one term in the North Dakota House representing a Grand Forks district before losing her bid for re-election in 2016. She's an attorney for the Schneider Law Firm.

A party spokeswoman confirmed Oversen's election to chairwoman of the Democratic-NPL Saturday afternoon.

Oversen reenters the fray amid Republican domination of the state's political landscape. North Dakota Democrats currently hold no statewide elected offices and a little more than a sixth of the seats in the Legislature.

John Hageman

John Hageman covers North Dakota politics from the Forum News Service bureau in Bismarck. He attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, where he studied journalism and political science, and he previously worked at the Grand Forks Herald and Bemidji Pioneer.  

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