November 2020 Newsletter

Note from the Chairman


Election Night was a great night here in North Dakota. We successfully re-elected Governor Doug Burgum, Congressman Kelly Armstrong, Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler, State Auditor Josh Gallion, Public Service Commissioner Brian Kroshus and State Treasurer Thomas Beadle and we grew our super-majorities in both the State Senate and State House.

Despite the unusual and challenging circumstances of this year, we organized quickly to identify over 140,000 Republican voters and turned them out on Election Day. This massive ID effort led to Republicans winning 75 out of 79 races here in North Dakota.

We were also successful in pushing back against liberal, out-of-state influences through our lawsuit to remove Nevada resident Travisia Martin from the ballot in the Insurance Commissioner’s race and our grassroots effort to eliminate Ballot Measure 3 from consideration, which would have changed our elections forever to favor liberal groups and causes.

All of this would not have been possible without your activism and support. It’s clear that voters were eager to continue our great conservative leadership at every level of government, and our efforts met their enthusiasm with communication and turnout operations that led to our overwhelming success on Election Day.

I am deeply grateful for all of your efforts, and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.


GOTV By The Numbers

This election cycle our GOTV initiatives of door knocking, phone banking, social media advertising, and direct mail proved to be very effective resulting in a turnout of over 245,000 Republican voters in the state of North Dakota.

Find the 2020 North Dakota General Election Results here:

District Chair Spotlight

District 45, Carrie McCleod


I have a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as Business Management. I also have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Work Experience

  • Corporate Community Benefit/Community Health Leader for Sanford Heath Systems
  • Regional Clinic Manager for MeritCare Health System
  • Clinic Instructor for University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • Director of Corporate Health and Wellness for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota/Noridian Administrative Services
  • Executive Director, Foundation and Community Health Services for St. Mary’s Regional Health Center
  • Clinical Operations, Banner Health System
  • Clinical Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Dakota Clinic


I recently started a new business – Disease Management and Prevention Dietitians PLLC, a private practice with the Heartland HealthCare Network.

I currently serve on the Cass County Jail Chaplains Board of Directors as vice-chair.

I enjoy Bible studies and have served as a group leader for BSF for many years.

I am the mother of 2 adult daughters.  Michelle is a Pharm D. at Sanford and Carlee is an attorney and President of the Utility Shareholders of North Dakota.  Michelle and her husband Jeff live in Fargo along with my granddaughter Jessica, who is finishing her studies at NDSU and will begin grad school next semester at UND.  My twin grandchildren Ian and Emily are college freshmen this year.  Emily is a premed student at UND and Ian is a prelaw student at Creighton.  My daughter Carlee lives in Bismarck. I am happy that they are all Republicans!


I love golf and I live a few steps from the driving range and practice greens, however my game is inconsistent.  Scrambles are my best way to participate in competitive play.  I also enjoy gardening and yard work.

Why I have chosen to serve as a District Chair

My past work experience has granted me many opportunities to work collaboratively with community leaders across a large multistate footprint.  Convening and leading collaborative groups has helped me to develop consensus building skills and to have the civil discourse necessary to work alongside many leaders with diverse perspectives.

I think it’s important for our district members to be involved in the party and engage with their legislators.  When asked if I would be interested in serving as a chair I decided that I would work to engage district members, convene the group on a regular basis, and have conversations about issues important to our neighborhoods, district and state.  Covid has put a damper in those plans but we are ramping up for 2021. I have been active in policy work as a volunteer for several organizations including The American Heart Association the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

I most recently served on the Mayors Blue Ribbon Commission on Addiction steering committee and led the Treatment and Recovery Expert Panel.

I think it is critical to serve within the state party.  We are fortunate to live in ND and to work alongside our conservative contemporaries in the party.  I enjoy discussing the party platform and what we represent.  I encourage everyone to discuss the platform with their children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends.  We can be very proud of our party and the way our citizen legislature works collaboratively with its publics.

Upcoming Events

Happy Thanksgiving!
NDGOP Headquarters will be CLOSED Thursday – Friday, November 26-27.State Committee Zoom Meeting
Saturday, December 5 @ Time TBD
*More details to come

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