Retired banker, economist and community leader.


I’ve worked hard to represent the citizens of District 41 and the State of North Dakota, and I am seeking a second term. During my last campaign, I went door-to-door, listening to my constituents. Because of those conversations, I was the prime sponsor for a number of bills, including:

  • Introduction of medical marijuana
  • Sunday openings
  • Dense breast tissue notification
  • Corporate income tax credits to encourage businesses to help their employees with childcare costs.

There is more to do.

I want to go back to Bismarck and continue working for:

  • Student debt and/or tuition assistance
  • Childcare credits
  • More funding for all education, including Head Start and early childhood
  • Permanent flood protection for Fargo
  • Property tax reform
  • School safety

I am running for re-election because I don’t think Al Carlson represents the best interests of District 41. Under Al’s leadership, we started last session one billion dollars in the hole! Al Carlson was the prime sponsor of the bill to reduce the oil extraction tax that benefits oil companies and the states of Oklahoma and Texas. Our state income is lowered, and our property taxes continue to climb, stretching everyone’s budget and threatening our residents on fixed incomes. 

Now, more than ever we need to fund behavioral and mental health programs and get to the root of violence, suffering and sky rocketing suicides in our state. Under Al Carlson’s leadership it is not being addressed. The ND Human Services Interium Committee did an in-depth study of our needs and unanimously asked for $27 million, they received $383,000.

Early childhood education and Head Start have never been a priority for Al Carlson, but it is a passion of mine. In my first session I co-sponsored a bill to use state funds for Head Start.

Medical marijuana was approved by 63.79% statewide, Cass County 72.82% and in District 41, it was approved by 69.57%, yet we still don’t have it. And let's not forget the infamous land swap for one of his developer friends that would have cost NDSU millions of dollars. If he is re-elected he just might try it again.

It’s time for Al Carlson to step aside, and time for the residents of District 41 to send me back to Bismarck to work for you. I promise to listen and to be an advocate for your needs, ideas and concerns.

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Pamela Anderson

I grew up in Minnewaukan, ND, obtained a Master’s of Economics degree at UND, and moved to Fargo in 1973 with my late husband Wayne. We raised three children and built our lives here. I retired from Wells Fargo as Senior Vice President in 2005 with more than thirty years of executive experience in the banking industry. Along with my financial experience, my community involvement includes healthcare, senior living, and the performing arts. I’ve always been interested in politics and to have the opportunity to actually be in politics is very exciting.


University of North Dakota
Bachelor of Science in Economics
Masters Degree: Economics Major, Sociology Minor

Career Experience

Wells Fargo Bank, 1990-2005
Sr. Vice President Regional Trust Manager

US Bank, 1973-1990
Vice President
Trust, investment and private banking

North Dakota House of Representatives, 2014 - present

Community Involvement

  • Union State Bank Board of Directors, Board Member

  • Sanford Health, Board Member

  • Sanford Health Foundation, Executive Committee

  • Meritcare Health System, Board Member

  • Meritcare Health Foundation, President

  • Bethany Retirement Homes, President

  • Fargo-Moorhead Community Theater, President

  • Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation, Trustee

  • Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Board Member

  • Future Builders of Trollwood Performing Arts, Executive Committee

  • North Dakota Bankers Association, Chair of Trust Committee

  • YWCA, Board Member

  • Downtown Kiwanis, Board Member

  • Prairie Public Broadcasting, Board Member ND Bar Association, Grievance Committee Member

  • Fargo Country Club

  • Delta Gamma Sorority UND, President


North Dakota AFL-CIO

We are one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. We are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people in North Dakota at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.


North Dakota United

A united voice for public employees and educators in North Dakota.North Dakota United is the statewide, professional union of more than 11,500 educators and public employees. They are teachers, school support staff, higher education faculty and staff, city, county and municipal employees, students and retired workers, working united for North Dakota. For great public education. For great public services. For you!

I appreciate your support and your vote!


To make a donation by mail:

c/o Doug Johnson

2536 S. University Drive, Unit H
Fargo, ND 58103