|North Dakota House of Representatives District 41|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||18|
|Per diem||Up to $1,569/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of North Dakota|
|Religion||Calvary United Methodist Church|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Grande served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Grande served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Finance and Taxation|
|• Government and Veterans Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Grande served on the following committee:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Finance and Taxation|
|• Government and Veterans Affairs|
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 take place 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.
|North Dakota House of Representatives, District 41 Democratic Primary, 2014|
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.
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.
|North Dakota State House, District 41|
|Al Carlson (R)||3,016|
|Bette Grande (R)||2,750|
|Tyrel Hegland (D)||2,153|
|North Dakota House of Representatives, District 41|
|Bette Grande (D-NPL)||2,652|
|Al Carlson (R)||2,903|
In 2010, Grande received $3,650 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
In 2006, Grande collected $1,650 in donations.
These were her contributors in 2006.
|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|
NDPC: 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. 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.
Grande and her husband, Don, have three children. They currently reside in Fargo, North Dakota.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Bette + Grande + North + Dakota + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- North Dakota House of Representatives
- House Committees
- North Dakota Legislative Assembly
- North Dakota state legislative districts
- Profile from the North Dakota House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 1998
- Rep. Grande State Surge sponsored bills
- Rep. Grande's LinkedIn
- Project Smart Vote, "Biography of Rep. Grande," accessed May 23, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "Official Results Primary Election - June 10, 2014," accessed July 8, 2014
- Flickertales from the Hill, "UPDATED: Fargo legislator Bette Grande entering U.S. House race," October 3, 2011
- Washington Post blog, "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Election results," accessed May 13, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2010 General Election results," accessed May 13, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2006 General Election Results," accessed May 22, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2006 Campaign contributions," accessed May 13, 2014
- North Dakota Policy Council, "The North Dakota Legislative Review - 2011," accessed January 20, 2014
- North Dakota Policy Council "2011 North Dakota Legislative Review Rankings," accessed January 26, 2014
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