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Anderson and Christensen chosen in House District 41 primary

Pamela Anderson

FARGO – Voters Tuesday chose two Democratic candidates for the chance to represent District 41 in the state House.

State party-endorsed candidate Pamela Anderson led the pack in complete but unofficial results from both precincts, with 45 percent of the vote.

Sheila Christensen defeated Lillian Jones, the other endorsed candidate. Christensen captured 29 percent of the vote to Jones’ 26 percent.

Anderson and Christensen will move to the general election in November, when they’ll face Republican incumbents Al Carlson and Bette Grande in the general election.

“I’m looking forward to being on the ballot in November,” Anderson said Tuesday night. “I’m going to knock on every door again and talk to as many people as I can.”

Christensen echoed Anderson’s excitement and lauded her opponents’ campaigns.

“They ran a nice, clean, positive race, and I was glad to see it,” she said.

Voters could choose two candidates in the race, and 1,612 votes were cast: 724 for Anderson, 474 for Christensen, 413 for Jones and one write-in vote.

State lawmakers serve four-year terms and will be paid $167 per day during the legislative session with other reimbursements.

District 41 includes part of south Fargo, Prairie Rose, and parts of Barnes and Stanley townships.