Rep. Lawrence R. (Larry) Klemin [pron. Kle-meen] and Sen. Michael A. Dwyer announce that they will run for re-election in 2022 to represent District 47 in the House of Representatives and the Senate in the North Dakota Legislature. Klemin, who has represented District 47 since 1998, served as the Speaker of the House during the 2019 Session and chaired the House Judiciary Committee during the 2021 Session. Klemin has also been a member of the House Political Subdivisions Committee and was previously Chairman of that committee. Klemin is also currently Chairman of the North Dakota Commission on Uniform State Laws, a Commissioner on the National Uniform Law Commission, and a member of the North Dakota Commission on Juvenile Justice. During the interim between the Sessions, Klemin serves on the Government Administration Committee and the interim Judiciary Committee. Klemin is a lawyer with the Bismarck law
firm of Schweigert, Klemin & McBride, P.C. Dwyer, first elected in 2018, served as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and was also on the Senate Transportation Committee in his first term. In the recent Special Session, Dwyer was appointed to the Joint Technical Corrections Committee, which heard many of the bills considered by the Legislature. During the interim between the Sessions, Dwyer serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and the Water Topics Overview Committee. Dwyer and his son are partners in the Dwyer Law Office. Dwyer coached varsity boys basketball for many years at Shiloh Christian School.
Dwyer and Klemin have strong pro-life voting records and were both named Chamber Champions for business by the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce for supporting private business during the 2021 Session.
“We look forward to continuing to represent the great people of District 47 when we are re-elected,” they stated in making their announcement, “and continuing to work for those Republican policies which make Bismarck and North Dakota one of the best places to live, work, and raise families.” Chet Pollert, House Majority Leader, stated “Representative Larry Klemin is extremely effective and highly respected in our Chamber. His thorough knowledge of the law is valuable in making sure the laws we pass are clear and consistent with our conservative principles.” Rich Wardner, Senate Majority Leader, also praised Dwyer. “We are fortunate to have Mike Dwyer in the Senate” stated Wardner. “He has been an effective advocate for conservative principles, and his coaching, education, business, and law experience are very helpful.”
Dwyer and Klemin express gratitude for the work and many years of service of retiring Representative George Keiser. George has been a mentor, colleague, friend, and a devoted public servant. We wish him well. The legislative endorsing convention for the District 47 Republican Party will be held on February 23, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at Century High School. More information later.
Rep. Lawrence R. Klemin
Sen. Michael A. Dwyer
Karl Lembke, District Chairman