Re-elect Senator JoNell Bakke

JoNell is a wife, mom, foster mom, grandma, and former teacher who believes that education is key to our state’s successful future. Key values:

  • Investing in K-12 & higher education
  • Protecting human rights
  • Preventing domestic violence

Campaign Contact Information
218-779-3961 |

About JoNell

JoNell diligently works for affordable childcare, quality education for pre-K through high school, affordable healthcare and mental health services, infrastructure improvements for bridges, roads and broadband, renewable energy resources, paid family leave, a living wage and property tax reform.

She has extensive Legislative Committee Experience in Education, Transportation, Political Subdivision Committees, Long Term Care, Judicial Process, Human Services and Education committees, Judiciary Committee and Transportation, Human Services, Higher Education, Worker’s Compensation Review, and Education Funding and the K-12 Education Commission.

JoNell is a parent, grandparent, foster parent, teacher, and mentor that cares about how we live and work. Her community experience with multiple boards and committees gives her insights to legislation that makes a positive difference for all people.

She received Elementary and Special Education Degrees and a Special Education Master’s degree from the University of North Dakota and has extensive teaching experience. JoNell and her husband, Greg enjoy traveling and watching their four children and seven grandchildren grow and prosper. 

District 43 Senator JoNell Bakke said, “Serving my constituents has been an honor. I ask for your vote to continue to be your voice for District 43 and the silenced people in our state. I know that I am heard in the Senate and that I do make a difference.

Being able to serve the citizens of Grand Forks has been one of the greatest honors of my life. With the challenges that continue to face our state, I want to continue this work for another four years to make sure all voices and opinions are represented in Bismarck.”