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Schatz, Simons win spots in ND House of Reps.

The Republican Party swept the elections for the North Dakota Legislature on Tuesday night, with two incumbents and one newcomer winning their District 36 races.

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The Republican Party swept the elections for the North Dakota Legislature on Tuesday night, with two incumbents and one newcomer winning their District 36 races.

Rep. Mike Schatz and Luke Simons will now be representing southwest North Dakota in the state legislature after they each won their District 36 House of Representatives races on Tuesday night.

Schatz, an incumbent from New England who currently serves in the House of Representatives, won approximately 40 percent of the vote. Simons, a newcomer to the House race, won approximately 39 percent of the vote.

Democratic-NPL Party candidates Dean Meyer and Linda Kittilson received approximately 10 percent and 9 percent of the vote respectively.

District 36 includes parts of Dunn, Stark, Hettinger and Morton counties.

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