Doug Larsen (c. 1976—20231002) was an American politician from North Dakota.
Education and Career
Larsen earned a B.S. in communication arts from Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota. He had served in the North Dakota Army National Guard. His career experience includes co-owning and co-operating Apex Builders, a home building and development company. He also owned and operated a Wingate by Wyndham hotel franchise in Bismarck, North Dakota. He was also a licensed real estate agent.
A member of the Republican Party, Larsen was a member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 34. He won the general election (against Adam Michal, Democrat) on November 3, 2020, and assumed office on December 1, 2020.
In 2021-2022, Larsen was assigned to the Senate Industry, Business, and Labor Committee (Vice-chair) and Senate Transportation Committee. In 2023-2024,
he was assigned to the House Industry, Business, and Labor Committee (Chair) and Senate Transportation Committee.
Larsen with his family lives in Mandan, North Dakota.
Larsen, his wife, and their two young children died in a plane crash on October 2, 2023, as they were traveling through Utah. His current term was supposed to end on December 1, 2024. According to reports, the family was visiting their relatives in Scottsdale, Arizona, and were on their flight back to North Dakota. The sheriff’s office said they got a call around 8:30 p.m. about a single plane "taking off from the Canyonlands Regional Airport and then crashing into the ground."