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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Lonnie J. Laffen is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 43. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Laffen earned his B.A. in Architecture from North Dakota State University. His professional experience includes working as the North Dakota State Architect from 2004 to 2008, as chairman of the North Dakota Historic Preservation Review Board and as the operator of JLG Architects since its founding in 1985.

Education

  • BArch, Architecture and History, North Dakota State University, 1976-1982

Professional Experience

  • BArch, Architecture and History, North Dakota State University, 1976-1982
  • President/Chief Executive Officer, JLG Architects, 1989-present
  • Architect
  • Project Architect, Clark, Holman & Moorhead, 1986-1989

Political Experience

  • BArch, Architecture and History, North Dakota State University, 1976-1982
  • President/Chief Executive Officer, JLG Architects, 1989-present
  • Architect
  • Project Architect, Clark, Holman & Moorhead, 1986-1989
  • Senator, North Dakota State Senate, District 43, 2010-2018
  • Candidate, North Dakota State Senate, District 43, 2018

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, North Dakota State Senate

Former Member, Finance and Taxation Committee, North Dakota State Senate

Board Member, Grand Forks Special Assessment Commission

Former Vice Chair, Political Subdivisions Committee, North Dakota State Assembly

Former Chair, Transportation Committee, North Dakota State Senate

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • BArch, Architecture and History, North Dakota State University, 1976-1982
  • President/Chief Executive Officer, JLG Architects, 1989-present
  • Architect
  • Project Architect, Clark, Holman & Moorhead, 1986-1989
  • Senator, North Dakota State Senate, District 43, 2010-2018
  • Candidate, North Dakota State Senate, District 43, 2018
  • Member, Advisory Board, North Dakota State University Architecture
  • Vice Chair, Altru Health System
  • Board Member, Altru Health System
  • Member, American Institute of Architects
  • Former Chairman, Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, North Dakota 20/20 & Beyond
  • Former President, North Dakota Chapter, American Institute of Architects
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