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David Rust

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David Rust
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 2
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$152/day
Per diemUp to $1,351/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sValley City State College, 1967
Master'sBowling Green State University, 1972
Personal
BirthdayDecember 8, 1945
Place of birthMercer, ND
ProfessionEducator
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
David S. Rust (b. Dec. 8, 1945) is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Rust earned his B.A. in Mathematics from Valley City State College in 1967 and his M.A. in Teaching from Bowling Green State University in 1972. Rust also holds an Education Specialist Degree in Education Administration from Tri-College University in 1994. He worked as a public school teacher from 1967 to 1974 and Superintendent of Jud, Regent and Tioga Schools between 1974 and 2008.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture
Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rust ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 2. Rust and fellow incumbent Bob Skarphol ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. They defeated Dorvan Solberg in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rust Incumbent 38.7% 4,638
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Skarphol Incumbent 38.7% 4,633
     Democratic Dorvan Solberg 22.7% 2,716
Total Votes 11,987

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rust won election by finishing 1st out of 4 candidates for District 72 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[2]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 2
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png David Rust (R) 3,367
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Skarphol (R) 3,065
Cecile Wehrman (D-NPL) 2,572
Lynn Jacobson (D-NPL) 2,570

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rust is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Rust raised a total of $7,950 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[3]

David Rust's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 2 Won $4,600
2010 North Dakota State House, District 2 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State House, District 2 Won $3,350
Grand Total Raised $7,950

2012

Rust won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Rust raised a total of $4,600.

2010

Rust was not up for election to the North Dakota State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Rust raised a total of $0.

2008

Rust won election to the North Dakota State House in 2011. During that election cycle, Rust raised a total of $3,350.

Scorecards

North Dakota Legislative Review

See also: North Dakota Legislative Review

The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization, 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.[4] Rust received a score of 59.04% on policy legislation and voted against 3.09% of state spending. Rust was ranked 36th on policy and 65th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[5]

Personal

Rust and his wife, Claudia, have four children and eight grandchildren. They currently reside in Tioga, North Dakota.

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