Craig Headland

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Craig Headland
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 29
Incumbent
In office
2002-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayOctober 25, 1960
Place of birthJamestown, ND
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Craig Headland (b. October 25, 1960) is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Headland attended North Dakota State University and Moorhead State University. His professional experience includes working as a farmer and previously worked as a machine operator.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Finance and Taxation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Headland 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

Headland won re-election to one of two seats in District 29 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Headland and fellow incumbent Chet Pollert (R) defeated Ellen Linderman (D) and Jason McKenney (D).[5][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, Headland won election by finishing 2nd 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 Craig Headland (R) 2,526
Green check mark transparent.png Chet Pollert (R) 2,787
Ellen Linderman (D-NPL) 2,429
Clarence R Daniel (D-NPL) 1,825

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Headland received $7,200 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Craig Headland's campaign in 2010
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$1,750
Hamm, Harold$1,000
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
Marathon Oil$600
North Dakota Association Of Realtors$500
Total Raised in 2010 $7,200

2006

In 2006, Headland collected $4,800 in donations.[9]

These were the largest contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES $1,400
NORTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN HOUSE CAUCUS $1,000
NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL $500
NORTH DAKOTA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION $400
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES $400

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.[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] Headland received a score of 83.13% on policy legislation and voted against 11.04% of state spending. Headland was ranked 10th on policy and 22nd on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[12]

Personal

Headland and his wife, Dawn, have one child. They currently reside in Montpelier, North Dakota.[1]

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