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Charles D. Damschen Edit Profile

state legislator

Chuck Damschen is the owner and operator of a grain farm headquartered in southern Cavalier County, North. He worked as an auto mechanic, service station manager, and insurance agent. He has a private pilot’s license and co-owns a Cessna 172.


Chuck grew up on this farm, where he and his wife, Alice, have lived since their marriage in 1976. They are blessed with two daughters, Naomi and Gabrielle, a son, Charlie, and daughter-in-law, Erika. Love of God, family, and country are values that were instilled into Chuck’s life at an early age.


Charles' beliefs in God and family have spurred his willingness to serve in positions such as deacon, trustee, and chairman of Zoar Lutheran Church in Hampden, president of the Edmore PTO, constable, assessor, and clerk of Storlie Township, secretary of the Alsen Rod and Gun club, president of a local Thrivent branch, director on the board of Farmers Shipping and Supply of Edmore, nine years as director and two years as president of the Landowners Association of North Dakota, member of the Cavalier County Water Resource Board, member of the Devils Lake Basin Management Plan Task Force, member of the Governors Wetland Working Group, trustee on the Cavalier County Library Board, member of the Edmore School District Reorganization Committee and the Adams-Edmore School Improvement Steering Committee. He is also a member of a number of organizations such as the NRA and AOPA.

Damschen is a strong proponent of traditional values, Constitutional principles, and local government. Property owners’ rights, keeping governmental control and tax dollars in local hands, and promoting North Dakota and its resources are some of his top priorities for the upcoming ND Legislative session. He feels his obligation as an elected official should be to principles and people first. “All constituents, and especially those who vote, deserve representation regardless of their partisan background,” states Damschen.