David Drovdal

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David Drovdal
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 39
Incumbent
In office
1992-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker, North Dakota House of Representatives
2011-present
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMinot College of Business, 1967
Personal
BirthdayMarch 29, 1945
Place of birthPortland, OR
ProfessionRetired
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David Drovdal (b. March 29, 1945) is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. Drovdal previously served as Speaker of the House. Drovdal did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Drovdal earned his B.S. from Minot College of Business. He also attended the Western College of Auctioneering in 1992. His professional experience includes working as a farmer, firefighter and business owner.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Taxation
Transportation

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Drovdal served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Drovdal won re-election to one of two seats in District 39 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Drovdal and fellow incumbent Keith Kempenich (R) defeated Aaron Judkins (D) in the November 2 general election.[2][3]

North Dakota State House, District 39
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Kempenich (R) 4,337
Green check mark transparent.png David Drovdal (R) 4,220
Aaron Judkins (D) 1,530

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Drovdal won election by finishing 1st out of 2 candidates for District 39 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 39
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Drovdal (R) 3,955
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Kempenich (R) 3,884

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Drovdal received $2,200 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Drovdal's campaign in 2010
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$500
North Dakota Chiropractic Association$400
Independent Community Banks Of North Dakota$300
Total Raised in 2010 $2,200

2006

In 2006, Drovdal collected $1,183 in donations.[6]

These were the largest contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
SCHAFER, SHILA $333
CONOCOPHILLIPS $300
NORTH DAKOTA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION $300
MARATHON OIL $250

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] Drovdal received a score of 49.40% on policy legislation and voted against 11.50% of state spending. Drovdal was ranked 45th on policy and 19th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[9]

Personal

Drovdal and his wife, Kathy, have four children. They currently reside in Arnegard, North Dakota.[1]

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