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Representative Rick Holman

(Updated March 2016)

Seeking a third term in the House of Representatives in November of 2016

Committee Assignments:

  • Appropriations Committee.
  • Appropriations, Human Resources Sub-Committee.

Background Highlights:

  • Married to Marilyn, three children and three grandchildren.
  • Retired public school teacher, farmer and college professor.
  • Previous experience on Human Services and Agriculture Legislative Committees
  • Member of ND United, Farmers Union and Farm Bureau.
  • Board member on the Red River Human Services Foundation the Area Health Ed Consortium and MSU, UND, LRSC RN to BSN Nursing Program.
  • Member of Hillsboro Kiwanis and Goose River Masonic Lodge.
  • Gran Lutheran Church


Rick was first elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives in 2008.

During the 2009 and 2011 Legislative Sessions he served on the Human Services and Agriculture Committees and the Constitutional Revision Committee in the 2011 session. During the 2015-2017 Interim, he is serving on the Higher Education, K-12 Education and Judiciary Committees. In the 2015 Session he served on the House Appropriations and House Appropriations Human Resources Sub Committee.



A native of Traill and Steele Counties, Rick Holman was raised on the family farm near Clifford.  He is a graduate of Clifford High School, has a bachelor’s degree from Mayville State University, a master’s degree from Bemidji State University and a doctorate from the University of North Dakota. He was a public school teacher, a high school principal, a farmer and a college professor retiring from Mayville State in 2007. Upon retirement in he received the Mayville State Distinguished Alumni Award and was granted professor emeritus status. In 1994 he, and Marilyn, his wife of 42 years, moved from their farm near Clifford and currently live on a farmstead near Mayville.

In addition to the organizations listed above, he spent twelve years on the Board of Directors of the Farmers Union Oil Company of Portland, ND, serving as chairman for a time. In the past, he also served on the governing board of the Traill County Economic Development Committee and his Gran Lutheran Church.

FamilyThe Holmans have three children. Mark Holman, (Gina) Library Director/instructor at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, Rochelle Hanson, (Brent) accounts receivable administrator for Karrier’s Trucking in Grand Forks and Katie Holman, Web Administrator at Razorfish in San Francisco, CA. Rick and Marilyn have two grandchildren (Paul Holman and Skylar Brasseur) and one great-grandchild (Kael Holman).



Representative Rick Holman   Rick Leg Desk #3
622 153rd Ave. NE
Mayville, ND 58257