Bill Amerman

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Bill Amerman
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 26
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Amerman is a Democratic-NPL member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Amerman attended State College of Science. His professional experience includes working as a fab operator at the Bobcat Company. Amerman served in the military during the Vietnam War.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Government and Veterans Affairs
Industry, Business and Labor

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Amerman ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 26. Amerman and fellow incumbent Jerome Kelsh ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12. They defeated Sebastian Ertelt and Kathy Skroch in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 26 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerome Kelsh Incumbent 28.2% 3,511
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Amerman Incumbent 27.4% 3,407
     Republican Kathy Skroch 24.7% 3,079
     Republican Sebastian Ertelt 19.7% 2,460
Total Votes 12,457

2008

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Amerman won election by finishing 2nd out of 4 candidates for District 26 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 26
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Amerman (D-NPL) 2,914
Green check mark transparent.png Jerome Kelsh (D-NPL) 2,976
John Dyste (R) 2,809
Gary Schnell (R) 2,733

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Amerman is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Amerman raised a total of $26,035 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[5]

Bill Amerman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 26 Won $5,775
2010 North Dakota State House, District 26 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State House, District 26 Won $10,350
2006 North Dakota State House, District 26 Not up for election $0
2004 North Dakota State House, District 26 Won $4,250
2002 North Dakota State House, District 26 Won $5,660
Grand Total Raised $26,035

2012

Amerman won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Amerman raised a total of $5,775.
North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Amerman's campaign in 2012
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives$750
House Democratic-NPL Caucus of North Dakota$600
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$600
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives$400
Total Raised in 2012$5,775
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Amerman won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2011. During that election cycle, Amerman raised a total of $10,350.

2004

Amerman won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Amerman raised a total of $4,250.

2002

Amerman won election to the North Dakota State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Amerman raised a total of $5,660.

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.[6] 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.[7] Amerman received a score of 5.19% on policy legislation and voted against 4.85% of state spending. Amerman was ranked 86th on policy and 42nd on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[8]

Personal

Amerman and his wife, Roslyn, have two children. They currently reside in Forman, North Dakota.[1]

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