(AP)North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has been elected to a full term in office after taking over from former Gov. John Hoeven two years ago.
Dalrymple defeated Democratic state Sen. Ryan Taylor on Tuesday to win a four-year term. The 64-year-old Dalrymple had been lieutenant governor under Hoeven for 10 years. Dalrymple became governor when Hoeven was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Republican Kevin Cramer has won North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat on his third try.
Cramer defeated Democrat Pam Gulleson on Tuesday to keep the seat in GOP hands. He'll replace Republican Rick Berg, who decided to run for the U.S. Senate after one term in the House.
Cramer lost two U.S. House races to former Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy in the 1990s.
North Dakota's newest congressman now has to decide when he'll be leaving his job on the state Public Service Commission.
Kevin Cramer will be resigning before year's end to become North Dakota's only U.S. House member.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple will appoint Cramer's successor.
Republicans swept the statewide races.
The republican incumbents all had strong finishes.
Robert Peterson won his 5th term, continuing one of the state's longest political dynasties. He's held the job for 40 years.
Kelly Schmidt was elected to her third term as the North Dakota's state treasurer.
Adam Hamm has been elected to a second term as the state's top insurance regulator.
He was appointed insurance commissioner in 2007.
North Dakota's Public Service Commission is staying republican with state Senator Randy Christmann's victory...
He beat democrat Brad Crabtree who was making his second bid for a seat on the PSC.
Christmann replaces Tony Clark, who resigned in June.
And the head of a non-party affiliated office, the department of public instruction, will change for the first time in 28 years.
Kirsten Baesler will replace Wayne Sanstead who is retiring after 28 years on the job.
Republicans still have a strong hold on the North Dakota Legislature after Tuesday's elections.
Democrats picked up two seats in the North Dakota Senate, but Republicans defeated two Democratic House incumbents.
The GOP kept two-thirds majorities in both the House and Senate after Tuesday's vote.
North Dakotan's approved all but one of the Measures.
Voters abolished a never used voting tax by approving Measure 1.
They also decided the state constitution should require the governor and other elected officials to take the oath of office by passing Measure 2.
Measure 3 was approved which protects farmers' rights and practices.
And the state will now be smoke-free.
North Dakota voters agreed to expand the state's smoking ban to cover bars and other public places.
This includes motels, nursing homes, cabs and public transportation.
It also prohibits smoking within 20 feet of an entrance of a public building.
29 state already have comprehensive workplace smoking bans.
The measure North Dakotan's rejected was Measure 5 that dealt with animal cruelty.
A broader law covering cruelty to animals may be introduced during the next legislative session.