Shawn (Shawn) Vedaa (R-06)

State Senator Shawn Vedaa

Shawn (Shawn) Vedaa (R-06)
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Capitol: 701.328.3375
FAX: 701.328.1997
District: 701.721.5346
State Capitol 600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0360
PO Box 550
Velva, ND 58790-0550
Residence:Velva, ND

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Vedaa has worked in the private sector for 30 years, owning his own businesses for half those years. He and his wife, Geneil, own Velva Fresh Foods, a full-service grocery store, and have lived in Velva since 2002. A Stanley native, Vedaa attended Minot State University and served in the North Dakota Army National Guard as a sergeant, receiving the State Achievement Ribbon. For the past six years, Vedaa has served on the Northern Tier Federal Credit Union Board of Directors and as president of the board for two of those years. He recently was elected to the North Dakota Grocers Association Board of Directors, an organization to which he has belonged since 2003. He has coached youth sports and most recently was head coach for the Velva Post 39 Legion team, which took first place in sectionals last year, earning a berth in the state tournament. "I'm running for Senate for the young adults and children in North Dakota so the way of life I grew up with can be preserved for generations to come. I believe in limited government and, of course, bringing the state back to its fiscally reasonable roots we are accustomed to. Jobs in this state should be raised by the private sector, not created by government alone" he said.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Geneil   DOB: 9/17/1966
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