BISMARCK — Sen. David Clemens, Rep. Ben Koppelman and Rep. Andrew Marschall have announced their candidacy for reelection to the North Dakota Legislature. The trio, all Republicans, represents District 16, which includes portions of Fargo and West Fargo.

Rep. Ben Koppelman. Submitted photo
Rep. Ben Koppelman. Submitted photo

Koppelman was first elected in 2012 and was reelected in 2016. He serves on the finance and taxation, government and veterans affairs, government administration and tax committees. Koppelman is the owner of Vision Construction, a regional firm which specializes in commercial construction. A lifelong local resident, he served as president of the West Fargo School Board prior to his election to the legislature.

Koppelman is a West Fargo High School graduate and attended North Dakota State University. He and his wife, Julie, are the parents of two children and live in West Fargo.

Sen. Dave Clemens. Submitted photo
Sen. Dave Clemens. Submitted photo

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Clemens was first elected in 2016. He serves on the Human Services Committee and as vice chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. He also serves on the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children and the Interim Legislative Audit and Fiscal Review Committee.

Clemens is the owner of Clemens Transport Company. He holds an industrial engineering degree from NDSU and served as chairman of the District 16 Republican Party from 2012 to 2016. He and his wife, Jody, live in West Fargo.

Rep. Andrew Marschall. Submitted photo
Rep. Andrew Marschall. Submitted photo

Marschall was also first elected in 2016. He serves on the Administrative Rules, Education, Energy and Natural Resources Committees and on the Interim Education Policy Committee.

Marschall is the co-owner of Three Lyons Pub in West Fargo. A 23-year U.S. Air Force veteran, he retired from the armed services in 2005 after serving both domestically and overseas. Marschall is active in several veterans’ organizations including the DAV and VFW. He is a Fargo North graduate and holds three technical degrees and a bachelor’s degree in education. He lives in Fargo.

If reelected, they pledged to continue the important work before them at the state Capitol.