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Sen. Nicole Poolman

Sen. Nicole Poolman, R-Bismarck, was a co-sponsor to Senate Bill 2251 during the last legislative session in 2017. The bill's goal was to give child protective services the ability to intervene with the services and treatment for moms with substance-exposed newborns, helping get them to treatment and create safe care plans for the baby and other kids at home. 

State Sen. Nicole Poolman, R-Bismarck, announced Thursday she is seeking re-election for District 7.

Poolman, who was first elected in 2012, serves a district that covers portions of Bismarck to the north and east and Lincoln.

“We have significant challenges ahead in North Dakota, but incredible opportunities to move our state forward,” Poolman said in a statement. “I believe I can continue to help make decisions to set North Dakota up for success in the future.”

Poolman ran for lieutenant governor last year alongside Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem in his failed bid for governor.

Poolman, an English teacher at Century High School and a small business owner, served as chairwoman of the Government and Veterans Affairs Committee during the 2017 legislative session. 

During the interim, she serves as vice chairwoman of the Administrative Rules Committee and is a member of the Health Care Reform Review and Health Services committees.