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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Kylie Oversen (Democrat) was a candidate for North Dakota Tax Commissioner. Oversen lost the general election on November 6, 2018, after advancing from the primary on June 12, 2018.


Oversen is a former Democratic member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 42 from 2012 to 2016.

Oversen earned a B.S. in social work, a B.A. in social sciences, and a J.D. from the University of North Dakota. Her professional experience includes working as the special projects coordinator for the University of North Dakota Alumni Association and as an attorney with the Schneider Law Firm.

Education

  • JD, University of North Dakota School of Law, 2012-2016
  • BA, Social Sciences, University of North Dakota, 2007-2012
  • BS, Social Work, University of North Dakota, 2007-2012

Professional Experience

  • JD, University of North Dakota School of Law, 2012-2016
  • BA, Social Sciences, University of North Dakota, 2007-2012
  • BS, Social Work, University of North Dakota, 2007-2012
  • Guardian ad litem, Youth Works North Dakota, 2017-present
  • Attorney and Former Law Clerk, Schneider Law, 2016-present
  • Law Clerk, Legal Services of North Dakota, 2015-2016
  • Legislative Representative, North Dakota Olmstead Commission, 2013-2016
  • Special Projects Assistant/Project Manager, University of North Dakota Alumni Association, 2012-2013
  • Intern, Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, 2012
  • Student Body President, University of North Dakota, 2011-2012
  • Attendent Care, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, 2010-2011

Political Experience

  • JD, University of North Dakota School of Law, 2012-2016
  • BA, Social Sciences, University of North Dakota, 2007-2012
  • BS, Social Work, University of North Dakota, 2007-2012
  • Guardian ad litem, Youth Works North Dakota, 2017-present
  • Attorney and Former Law Clerk, Schneider Law, 2016-present
  • Law Clerk, Legal Services of North Dakota, 2015-2016
  • Legislative Representative, North Dakota Olmstead Commission, 2013-2016
  • Special Projects Assistant/Project Manager, University of North Dakota Alumni Association, 2012-2013
  • Intern, Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, 2012
  • Student Body President, University of North Dakota, 2011-2012
  • Attendent Care, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, 2010-2011
  • Candidate, North Dakota State Tax Commissioner, 2018
  • Representative, North Dakota State Assembly, 2012-2016

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Political Subdivisions, North Dakota State House of Representatives, 2016-present

Former Co-Founder/Chair, Democratic-Nonpartisan League Party Women's Caucus

Former Member, Human Services Committee, North Dakota State House of Representatives

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • JD, University of North Dakota School of Law, 2012-2016
  • BA, Social Sciences, University of North Dakota, 2007-2012
  • BS, Social Work, University of North Dakota, 2007-2012
  • Guardian ad litem, Youth Works North Dakota, 2017-present
  • Attorney and Former Law Clerk, Schneider Law, 2016-present
  • Law Clerk, Legal Services of North Dakota, 2015-2016
  • Legislative Representative, North Dakota Olmstead Commission, 2013-2016
  • Special Projects Assistant/Project Manager, University of North Dakota Alumni Association, 2012-2013
  • Intern, Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, 2012
  • Student Body President, University of North Dakota, 2011-2012
  • Attendent Care, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, 2010-2011
  • Candidate, North Dakota State Tax Commissioner, 2018
  • Representative, North Dakota State Assembly, 2012-2016
  • Member, Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, North Dakota Advisory Board, 2017-present
  • Member, The Arc, Upper Valley, Human Right Committee, 2017-present
  • Board Member, Valley Health, 2017-present
  • Chair, North Dakota Democratic-Nonpartisan League Party, 2015-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, University of North Dakota Master's of Public Health Program, present
  • Member, Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, present
  • Member, Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, present
  • Former Counselor, American Legion Auxiliary Girls’ State Program
  • Member, Community Development Block Grants Program, Community Advisory Committee
  • Volunteer, Global Friends Coalition
  • Member, University of North Dakota Masters of Public Health Program, Community Advisory Committee
  • Board Member and Chair of Family Selection, Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity, 2012-2017
  • Member, Grand Forks Area Health Education Centers Board of Directors, 2013-2016

Other Info

— Awards:

  • Phenomenal Woman Award, University of North Dakota Women's Center and Multicultural Student Center;
  • Woman of the Year Award, North Dakota Women's Network;
  • 40 Under 40 politicians to watch, "The Fix", Washington Post, 2014

Elections

2018

General election
General election for North Dakota Tax Commissioner

Incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger (R) defeated Kylie Oversen (D) in the general election for North Dakota Tax Commissioner on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Ryan Rauschenberger (R)
58.6
183,283

Kylie Oversen (D)
41.2
128,806
Other/Write-in votes
0.2
684

Total votes: 312,773
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for North Dakota Tax Commissioner

Kylie Oversen advanced from the Democratic primary for North Dakota Tax Commissioner on June 12, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Kylie Oversen (D)
100
32,724

Total votes: 32,724
Republican primary election
Republican primary for North Dakota Tax Commissioner

Incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger advanced from the Republican primary for North Dakota Tax Commissioner on June 12, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Ryan Rauschenberger (R)
100
60,797

Total votes: 60,797


2016

Elections for the North Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2016. The primary election took place on June 14, 2016, and the general election was held on November 8, 2016. The candidate filing deadline was April 11, 2016.

Jake Blum and Emily O'Brien defeated Grant Hauschild and incumbent Kylie Oversen in the North Dakota House of Representatives District 42 general election.
North Dakota House of Representatives, District 42 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Jake Blum 27.21% 2,029
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Emily O'Brien 26.12% 1,948
Democratic Grant Hauschild 22.43% 1,673
Democratic Kylie Oversen Incumbent 24.24% 1,808
Total Votes 7,458
Source: North Dakota Secretary of State

Grant Hauschild and incumbent Kylie Oversen were unopposed in the North Dakota House of Representatives District 42 Democratic primary.
North Dakota House of Representatives, District 42 Democratic Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Grant Hauschild
Democratic Green check mark transparent.png Kylie Oversen Incumbent

Jake Blum and Emily O'Brien were unopposed in the North Dakota House of Representatives District 42 Republican primary.
North Dakota House of Representatives, District 42 Republican Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Jake Blum
Republican Green check mark transparent.png Emily O'Brien

2012

Oversen ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota State House District 42. Oversen and incumbent Corey Mock ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12. They defeated John Mitzel (R) and Mike Peterson (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 42 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKylie Oversen 28.7% 2,524
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCorey Mock Incumbent 28.3% 2,481
Republican John Mitzel 21.9% 1,925
Republican Mike Peterson 21.1% 1,852
Total Votes 8,782