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Satrom wins Republican District 12 Senate race

Bernie Satrom

In a highly contested race for the District 12 Republican nomination for the North Dakota Senate, Bernie Satrom unofficially came out of Tuesday's primary election victorious.

Satrom earned 1,068 votes as opposed to Dwaine Heinrich's 825 votes.

Satrom was running his first campaign for public office. He is the founder and president of Maranatha Custom Churches in Jamestown. The business designs and constructs churches all around the U.S.

Satrom will face Democratic nominee John Grabinger in the November general election. He is the president of Grabinger's Marine, Inc. of Jamestown.