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Constance Triplett

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Constance Triplett
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North Dakota State Senate District 18
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Appointed2003
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Dakota
J.D.University of Minnesota School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Constance "Connie" Triplett is a Democratic member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 18. She was first appointed to the chamber in 2003.

Biography

Triplett earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Dakota. She went on to receive her J.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Law. Triplett has been Commissioner of Grand Forks County since 1993. She is a practicing attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Taxation
Natural Resources

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Triplett served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Triplett served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Triplett ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 18. Triplett ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12. She defeated David Waterman in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

North Dakota State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngConstance Triplett Incumbent 59.8% 3,258
     Republican David Waterman 39.9% 2,172
     Other Write-in 0.3% 14
Total Votes 5,444

2008

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Triplett was re-elected to the 18th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Andrew Lutz (R).[3] Triplett raised $7,925 for his campaign, while Lutz raised $11,826.[4]

North Dakota Senate, District 18 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Constance Triplett (D) 2,825
Andrew Lutz (R) 2,175

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Triplett is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Triplett raised a total of $13,875 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[5]

Constance Triplett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State Senate, District 18 Won $4,350
2010 North Dakota State Senate, District 18 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State Senate, District 18 Won $7,925
2006 North Dakota State Senate, District 18 Not up for election $0
2004 North Dakota State Senate, District 18 Won $1,600
Grand Total Raised $13,875

2012

Triplett won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Triplett raised a total of $4,350.
North Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Constance Triplett's campaign in 2012
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives$750
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives$600
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$600
Friends of Kent Conrad$500
Total Raised in 2012$4,350
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Triplett won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Triplett raised a total of $7,925.

2004

Triplett won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Triplett raised a total of $1,600.

Scorecards

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.[6] Triplett received a score of 33.33% on policy legislation and voted against 10.67% of state spending. On policy, Triplett was ranked 37th and on spending was ranked 4th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[7]

Personal

Triplett and her husband, Gerald Groenewald, have two children. They currently reside in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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North Dakota State Senate District 18
2003–present
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