Donna Lou Nalewaja
, (Nahl-ah-why'-uh) (born October 8
in Winterset, Iowa
) is a North Dakota
politician and real estate broker who ran under Leon L. Mallberg
for Lieutenant Governor
of North Dakota
in 1988 as a Republican
, and for the North Dakota United States Senate
in 1998 against incumbent Byron Dorgan
. Nalewaja also served in the North Dakota House of Representatives
's district 45 for 4 years, and in the North Dakota Senate
for 12 years.
Nalewaja has the distinction of being the only female ever to run for one of North Dakota's United States Senate Seats on a major party ticket. Nalewaja is married to John, and has four children.