Chet Pollert

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Chet Pollert
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 29
Incumbent
In office
1998-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sValley City State University, 1977
Personal
BirthdayApril 20, 1955
Place of birthValley City, ND
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Chet Pollert (b. April 20, 1955) is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

Pollert earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Valley City State University in 1977. His professional experience includes being the owner and operator of G&R Grain and Feed. Pollert has worked as a general manager, merchandiser and superintendent.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Pollert 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 took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Chet Pollert and incumbent Craig Headland were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Lori Carlson and Charles Linderman were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Pollert and Headland defeated Carlson and Linderman in the general election.[2][3][4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChet Pollert Incumbent 32.5% 3,517
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Headland Incumbent 29.7% 3,214
     Democratic Lori Carlson 19.6% 2,117
     Democratic Charles Linderman 18.2% 1,974
Total Votes 10,822


2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pollert won re-election to one of two seats in District 29 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Pollert and fellow incumbent Craig Headland (R) defeated Ellen Linderman (D) and Jason McKenney (D) in the November 2 general election.[5] The election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

North Dakota State House, District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chet Pollert (R) 3,356
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Headland (R) 2,932
Ellen Linderman (D) 2,114
Jason McKenney (D) 1,767

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Pollert won election by finishing 1st out of 4 candidates for District 29 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[7]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Chet Pollert (R) 2,787
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Headland (R) 2,526
Ellen Linderman (D-NPL) 2,429
Clarence R Daniel (D-NPL) 1,825

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Pollert received $5,350 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chet Pollert's campaign in 2010
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Chiropractic Association$600
Marathon Oil$600
North Dakota Association Of Realtors$500
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$500
Total Raised in 2010 $5,350

2006

In 2006, Pollert collected $4,850 in donations.[9]

These were the largest contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS OF NORTH DAKOTA $1,000
NORTH DAKOTA LONG TERM CARE ASSOCIATION $500
NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL $500
NORTH DAKOTA DENTAL ASSOCIATION $500

Scorecards

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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.[10] 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.[11] Pollert received a score of 78.31% on policy legislation and voted against 4.91% of state spending. Pollert was ranked 16th on policy and 41st on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[12]

Personal

Pollert and his wife, Jo, have three children. They currently reside in Carrington, North Dakota.[1]

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