Bette Grande

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Bette Grande
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 41
Incumbent
In office
1996-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Dakota
Personal
ReligionCalvary United Methodist Church
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bette Grande is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 41. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Grande earned a B.S. in Education from University of North Dakota. Her professional experience includes working as a substitute teacher, office manager and a director of Christian education.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Grande served on the following committees:

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Grande served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Grande served on the following committee:

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Bette Grande and incumbent Al Carlson were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Pamela Anderson and Sheila Christensen defeated Lillian Jones in the Democratic primary. Anderson, Christensen, Grande and Carlson will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in North Dakota, 2012

Grande ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Dakota At-large district.[4] She was defeated in the Republican primary.

According to the Washington Post, North Dakota was a battleground district in 2012, with incumbent Rick Berg running for Senate and Republicans duking it out in the primary. Democrat Pam Gulleson had a "fighting chance" in a conservative state.[5]

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Grande won re-election to one of two seats in District 41 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Grande and fellow incumbent Al Carlson (R) defeated Tyrel Hegland (D) in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

North Dakota State House, District 41
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Al Carlson (R) 3,016
Green check mark transparent.png Bette Grande (R) 2,750
Tyrel Hegland (D) 2,153

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Carlson won election by finishing 2nd out of 2 candidates for District 41 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[8]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 41
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bette Grande (D-NPL) 2,652
Green check mark transparent.png Al Carlson (R) 2,903

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Grande received $3,650 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bette Grande's campaign in 2010
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
National Rifle Association$500
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$500
North Dakota Association Of Rural Electric Cooperatives$400
North Dakota Petroleum Council$350
Total Raised in 2010 $3,650

2006

In 2006, Grande collected $1,650 in donations.[10]

These were her contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $500
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES $300
NORTH DAKOTA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION $300
NORTH DAKOTA LONG TERM CARE ASSOCIATION $300
MDU RESOURCES GROUP $250

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in North Dakota

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2013-2014

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.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that were great interest to the family.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting North Dakota's business community.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in regular session from January 4 through April 28. A special session was called by Governor Jack Dalrymple from November 7 through 12 to cover legislative redistricting and disaster relief.[11] In 2012, the 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that were great interest to the family.
  • Legislators are scored on how they voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to women's issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

NDPC: North Dakota Legislative Review

See also: North Dakota Policy Council: North Dakota Legislative Review

The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization which describes itself as "liberty-based", published the North Dakota Legislative Review, a comprehensive report on how state legislators voted during the 2011 legislative session. The scorecard seeks to show how North Dakota legislators voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote. The Council recorded and scored votes on both spending bills and policy bills, and awarded points accordingly. Policy issues voted upon included income tax cuts, pension reform, and government transparency. On spending legislation, the Council accorded a percentage score based on how much spending the legislator voted against. On policy legislation, scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Council.[12] Grande received a score of 75.90% on policy legislation and voted against 2.24% of state spending. Grande was ranked 19th on policy and 83rd on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[13]

Personal

Grande and her husband, Don, have three children. They currently reside in Fargo, North Dakota.[1]

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