The NDFB PAC was established in 2005 to support candidates who share the philosophies of North Dakota Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau members from each of the nine Farm Bureau districts elect a representative to the state NDFB PAC executive committee. The executive committee then makes the final decision on candidates to support.
The NDFB PAC is a legal entity separate from North Dakota Farm Bureau and may endorse and contribute financially to political candidates on the state level. NDFB PAC is funded by voluntary contributions from NDFB members.
History of the NDFB PAC
The NDFB PAC, North Dakota Farm Bureau's state political action committee, was established in 2005 to support candidates who share the philosophies of North Dakota Farm Bureau.
At the heart of the NDFB PAC is County Evaluation Committees (CECs). They help determine those who will be endorsed. CEC members are comprised of county Farm Bureau directors or other members appointed by the county Farm Bureau president.The recommendations made by CECs are forwarded to the NDFB PAC Executive Committee for final determination.
Farm Bureau members from each of the nine Farm Bureau districts elect a representative to the state NDFB PAC Executive Committee. In addition to the elected representatives from each of the nine NDFB districts, the NDFB President and a member of the NDFB Board -- elected by the NDFB Board -- serve on the executive committee. The executive committee makes the final decision on candidates to support.
Farm Bureau members may contribute to the NDFB PAC. Contributions are voluntary and are not deductible for income tax purposes. Corporate contributions are prohibited by law.
To donate to the NDFB PAC send your check to:
PO Box 2064
Fargo, ND 58107
Members of the 2012-2013 NDFB PAC's Executive Committee are:
District 1: Darren Olafson of Edinberg
District 2: Randy Lemm of Hillsboro
District 3: Michael Martin of Forbes
District 4: Nick Schmaltz of Towner
District 5: John Heaton of Driscoll
District 6: Daryl Lies of Douglas
District 7: Lucas Lang of Sterling
District 8: Doug Kinnoin of Stanley
District 9: Bruce Freitag of Scranton
Representing the NDFB Board on the committee are NDFB President Doyle Johannes of Underwood, who chairs the committee, and District 7 Director Wes Klein of Hazen.