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Carolyn Nelson (politician)

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Carolyn Nelson is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota Senate, representing the 21st district since 1994. She currently serves as Assistant Minority Leader. She was previously a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 45th District from 1986 through 1988, and the 21st District from 1992 through 1994.

Carolyn Nelson
Member of the North Dakota Senate
from the 21st district
In office
December 1, 1994 – December 1, 2018
Succeeded byKathy Hogan
Personal details
Born (1937-10-08) October 8, 1937 (age 81)
Madison, Wisconsin
Political partyNorth Dakota Democratic-NPL Party
ResidenceFargo, North Dakota
Alma materNorth Dakota State University
Professioneducator, sales consultant

In Fall 2017, Nelson announced her intention to retire and not run for re-election in 2018.[1]


  1. ^ Johnson, Ryan (February 4, 2018). "Several more announce plans to seek election to ND Legislature". The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Forum Communications. Retrieved April 11, 2018.

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