On the Issues: District 12 SenateVoters in District 12 will choose a senator to represent them in the North Dakota Legislature for the next four years. Dave Nething, the current District 12 senator and a Republican, is retiring. District 12 Senate candidates John Grabinger, a Democrat, and Bernie Satrom, a Republican, are seeking the seat. The Sun asked the candidates for biographical information and posed 11 written questions. Here are their written answers, limited to 150 words per question.