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Quick Facts
Personal Details

William Devlin (Republican Party) is a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 23. He assumed office on December 1, 2010. His current term ends on November 30, 2022.

Devlin (Republican Party) ran for re-election to the North Dakota House of Representatives to represent District 23. He won in the general election on November 6, 2018.

Devlin served as the speaker of the House from 2013 to 2015. Devlin served in the House from 1997 to 2005.

Devlin attended Mayville State College. His professional experience includes working as a newspaper publisher and as director of Nodak Mutual Insurance Company.

Caucuses/Former Committees

Former Member, Human Services Committee, North Dakota State Assembly

Former Member, Industry, Business and Labor Committee, North Dakota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Joint Advisory Committee on Devils Lake Outlet Management, North Dakota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Political Subdivisions Committee, North Dakota State Assembly

Education

  • Attended, Mayville State College

Professional Experience

  • Attended, Mayville State College
  • Director, Nodak Mutual Insurance Company

Political Experience

  • Attended, Mayville State College
  • Director, Nodak Mutual Insurance Company
  • Representative, North Dakota State Assembly, 1997-2005, 2010-present
  • Former Commissioner, Steele County
  • Candidate, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 23, 2018
  • Speaker of the House, North Dakota State House of Representatives, 2013
  • Candidate, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 23, 2006
  • Majority Party Caucus Leader, North Dakota State House, 1999-2000

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Human Services Committee, North Dakota State Assembly

Former Member, Industry, Business and Labor Committee, North Dakota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Political Subdivisions Committee, North Dakota State Assembly

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Committee on Committees

Member, Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Member, Human Services Committee

Chair, Joint Committee on Administrative Rules

Member, Joint Committee on Legislative Management

Member, Rules Committee

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Attended, Mayville State College
  • Director, Nodak Mutual Insurance Company
  • Representative, North Dakota State Assembly, 1997-2005, 2010-present
  • Former Commissioner, Steele County
  • Candidate, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 23, 2018
  • Speaker of the House, North Dakota State House of Representatives, 2013
  • Candidate, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 23, 2006
  • Majority Party Caucus Leader, North Dakota State House, 1999-2000
  • Fellow, Council of State Governments Midwest Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development
  • Member, Eagles
  • Member, Finley Community Club
  • Former Member, Midwest Council of State Government
  • Member, North Dakota Farm Bureau
  • Member, North Dakota Long Term Care Association
  • Former President, North Dakota Newspaper Association
  • Former President, North Dakota Society of Professional Journalists
  • Board Member, Steele County Social Services

Other Info

— Awards:

  • Sunshine Award, North Dakota Newspaper Association

Legislative Service Award, ARC of North Dakota

Distinguished Service Award, North Dakota Long Term Care Association

State Bills
Elections

2018

General election
General election for North Dakota House of Representatives District 23 (2 seats)

Incumbent Don Vigesaa and incumbent William Devlin defeated Cathy Swenson and Jessica Dillon Hawkes in the general election for North Dakota House of Representatives District 23 on November 6, 2018.

Don Vigesaa (R)
30.4%
3,421 Votes

William Devlin (R)
28.8%
3,233 Votes

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Cathy Swenson (D)
21.5%
2,420 Votes

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Jessica Dillon Hawkes (D)
19.1%
2,153 Votes
Other/Write-in votes
0.2%
17 Votes

Total votes: 11,244

Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for North Dakota House of Representatives District 23 (2 seats)

Cathy Swenson and Jessica Dillon Hawkes advanced from the Democratic primary for North Dakota House of Representatives District 23 on June 12, 2018.

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Cathy Swenson
54.3%
1,036 Votes

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Jessica Dillon Hawkes
45.7%
873 Votes

Total votes: 1,909

Republican primary election
Republican primary for North Dakota House of Representatives District 23 (2 seats)

Incumbent Don Vigesaa and incumbent William Devlin advanced from the Republican primary for North Dakota House of Representatives District 23 on June 12, 2018.

Don Vigesaa
51.6%
1,503 Votes

William Devlin
48.4%
1,408 Votes

Total votes: 2,911


2014

Elections for the North Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Don Vigesaa and incumbent William Devlin were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Austin Langley and Ben Vig were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Vigesaa and Devlin defeated Langley and Vig in the general election.

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDon Vigesaa Incumbent 30.6% 3,016
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Devlin Incumbent 27.3% 2,689
Democratic Ben Vig 22.3% 2,199
Democratic Austin Langley 19.7% 1,938
Total Votes 9,842

2010

Devlin won election to the North Dakota House of Representatives in the November 2 general election. Devlin and incumbent Don Vigesaa (R) defeated incumbent Ben Vig (D) and Erich Steven Longie (D).

North Dakota State House, District 23

Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Don Vigesaa (R) 2,771
Green check mark transparent.png William Devlin (R) 2,351
Ben Vig (D) 2,277
Erich Steven Longie (D) 1,612