January 15, 2020
Senator Larry Robinson, District 24, Valley City, has recently announced his intentions to seek re-election to the North Dakota Senate. Robinson was first elected to the Senate in 1988. He is the senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Robinson states, “It has been an honor and a privilege serving the Citizens of District 24 in the North Dakota Senate. I intend to work hard to win re-election to continue to work on their behalf.” District 24 includes all of Barnes County, northern Ransom County and southwest Cass County.
According to Robinson, “We have ongoing challenges in Health Care, Property Tax Relief, Behavioral Health and Addiction issues, the care for our Veterans and Senior Citizens, maintenance of our roads and bridges, educational funding, & corrections. We also have important decisions to make on where to invest the earnings from the Legacy Fund. Finally, there will be a Re-districting Committee appointed during the 2021 session to re-draw the legislative district lines for the next 10 years. I want to be there representing District 24 so we have a voice on these and other important issues.”
During the 2019 session, Robinson served as a co-sponsor of the Capital Construction bill which resulted in a $32,000,000 Center for the Arts Building at Valley City State University and the funding of a critically important $50,000,000 agricultural research facility at NDSU. He was also co-sponsor of the Prairie Dog bill which will bring millions of dollars of important infrastructure funding from oil tax dollars to our townships, cities and counties across the state of North Dakota. Securing funding for a host of water projects across the state, including funding for permanent flood protection in Valley City and Lisbon, and support for Rural and Municipal Water projects statewide, has been a top priority for Robinson. “I pride myself in my ability to work with both political parties,” said Robinson. “I have also made it a high priority to participate in legislative forums and other local meetings, so I am in touch with the needs and concerns of all constituents in District 24.”
Robinson and his wife Mary Lee, reside in Valley City. They have two sons and three grandsons. Robinson is in his 45th year on the administrative staff of Valley City State University. He received his B.S. Degree in Education from VCSU and his Masters Degree in Educational Administration from North Dakota State University. Robinson grew up on a family farm in Kidder County North Dakota.
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