The NDFB PAC was established in 2005 to support candidates who share the philosophies of North Dakota Farm Bureau. Farm Bureau members from each of the nine Farm Bureau districts elect a representative to the state NDFB PAC executive committee. The executive committee then makes the final decision on candidates to support.
The NDFB PAC is a legal entity separate from North Dakota Farm Bureau and may endorse and contribute financially to political candidates on the state level. NDFB PAC is funded by voluntary contributions from NDFB members.
History of the NDFB PAC
The NDFB PAC, North Dakota Farm Bureau's state political action committee, was established in 2005 to support candidates who share the philosophies of North Dakota Farm Bureau.
At the heart of the NDFB PAC is County Evaluation Committees (CECs). They help determine those who will be endorsed. CEC members are comprised of county Farm Bureau directors or other members appointed by the county Farm Bureau president.The recommendations made by CECs are forwarded to the NDFB PAC Executive Committee for final determination.
Farm Bureau members from each of the nine Farm Bureau districts elect a representative to the state NDFB PAC Executive Committee. In addition to the elected representatives from each of the nine NDFB districts, the NDFB President and a member of the NDFB Board -- elected by the NDFB Board -- serve on the executive committee. The executive committee makes the final decision on candidates to support.
Farm Bureau members may contribute to the NDFB PAC. Contributions are voluntary and are not deductible for income tax purposes. Corporate contributions are prohibited by law.
To donate to the NDFB PAC send your check to:
PO Box 2064
Fargo, ND 58107
Members of the 2017-2018 NDFB PAC's Executive Committee are:
District 1: Paul Henderson of Calvin
District 2: Randy Lemm of Hillsboro
District 3: Marty Visto of Oakes
District 4: Judy Estenson of Warwick
District 5: Jason Topp of Grace City
District 6: Katie Heger of Underwood
District 7: Rita Faut of Beulah
District 8: Heidi Olson of Arnegard
District 9: Jerry Jeffers of Rhame
Representing the NDFB Board on the committee are NDFB President Daryl Lies of Douglas, who chairs the committee, and District 5 Director Chad Weckerly.