Clark Williams

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Clark Williams
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 25
Former member
In office
1983-1987, 2002-2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sValley City State, 1964
Master'sNorth Dakota State University, 1969
Personal
BirthdayJuly 12, 1942
Place of birthWahpeton, ND
ReligionLutheran
CandidateVerification
Clark Williams (b. July 12, 1942) is a former Democratic-NPL member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 25 from 2002 to 2014. Williams did not seek re-election in 2014.

Williams served in the House from 1983 to 1987.

Biography

Williams earned a B.S. from Valley City State and M.S. from North Dakota State University. His professional experience an English teacher and principal at Wahpeton Senior High School for 32 years before retirement.[1]

Committee assignments

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Williams won re-election to one of two seats in District 25 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Williams and incumbent John Wall (R) defeated Larry Gast (D) and Ron Flesland (R) in the November 2 general election.[2][3]

North Dakota State House, District 25
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Wall (R) 2,754
Green check mark transparent.png Clark Williams (D) 2,043
Ron Flesland (R) 1,652
Larry Gast (D) 1,389

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Williams won election by finishing 2nd out of 3 candidates for District 25 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 25
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Clark Williams (D-NPL) 2,544
Green check mark transparent.png John Wall (R) 2,568
James Strege (R) 1,638

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Williams received $5,775 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Clark Williams's campaign in 2010
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Petroleum Council$750
Marathon Oil$600
25Th District North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party$500
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$500
Total Raised in 2010 $5,775

2006

In 2006, Williams collected $1,975 in donations.[6]

These were the largest contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL $500
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES $400
NORTH DAKOTA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION $300

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.[7] 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.[8] Williams received a score of 14.46% on policy legislation and voted against 3.32% of state spending. Williams was ranked 75th on policy and 60th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[9]

Personal

Williams and his wife, Gail, have two children. They currently reside in Wahpeton, North Dakota.[1]

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