Ben Koppelman

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Ben Koppelman
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 16
In office
December 1, 2012 - present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Ben Koppelman is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Koppelman attended North Dakota State University. His professional experience includes working as a building contractor. Koppelman served on the West Fargo School Board from 2008 to 2012 with a stint as President from 2011 to 2012.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Koppelman served on the following committees:

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2015
Government and Veterans Affairs


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Koppelman served on the following committees:



See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Koppelman ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota House District 16. Koppelman ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. Ben Hanson and Koppelman defeated Mike Lindemann and Harlan Goerger in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBen Koppelman 29% 2,914
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Hanson 26.6% 2,675
     Democratic John Lund 23.4% 2,357
     Republican Harlan Goerger 21% 2,116
Total Votes 10,062

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Koppelman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Koppelman raised a total of $2,875 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[4]

Ben Koppelman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 16 Won $2,875
Grand Total Raised $2,875


Koppelman won election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Koppelman raised a total of $2,875.
North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ben Koppelman's campaign in 2012
Differding, Scott$1,000
North Dakota Association of Realtors$500
House Republican Caucus of North Dakota$500
North Dakota Petroleum Council$350
Michelsen, Brent$300
Total Raised in 2012$2,875
Source: Follow the Money


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In 2013, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 4. In 2014, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

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Koppelman and his wife, Julie, have two children. They currently reside in West Fargo, North Dakota.[1]

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