Dick Dever

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Dick Dever
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North Dakota State Senate District 32
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dick Dever is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 32. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Dever attended the University of North Dakota. He is currently a manufacturers representative for DEVCO. Dever served in the United States Army.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services
Government and Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Dever ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 32. Dever ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. He defeated Wanda Rose in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

North Dakota State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDick Dever Incumbent 62.3% 4,047
     Democratic Wanda Rose 37.4% 2,433
     Other Write-in 0.3% 17
Total Votes 6,497

2008

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Dever was elected to the 32nd District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Tom Asbridge (D).[3] Dever raised $6,080 for his campaign, while Asbridge raised $3,750.[4]

North Dakota Senate, District 32 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dick Dever (R) 4,066
Tom Asbridge (D) 2,635

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dever is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Dever raised a total of $17,731 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[5]

Dick Dever's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State Senate, District 32 Won $5,950
2010 North Dakota State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State Senate, District 32 Won $6,080
2006 North Dakota State Senate, District 32 Not up for election $0
2004 North Dakota State Senate, District 32 Won $3,852
2000 North Dakota State Senate, District 32 Won $1,250
1998 North Dakota State House, District 32 Defeated $599
Grand Total Raised $17,731

2012

Dever won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dever raised a total of $5,950.
North Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dick Dever's campaign in 2012
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Petroleum Council$700
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$600
North Dakota Association of Realtors$500
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives$500
Total Raised in 2012$5,950
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Dever won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Dever raised a total of $6,080.

2004

Dever won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Dever raised a total of $3,852.

2000

Dever won election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Dever raised a total of $1,250.

1998

Dever lost the election for the North Dakota State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Dever raised a total of $599.

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.[6] 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.[7] Dever received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 9.26% of state spending. On policy, Dever was ranked 11th and on spending was ranked 10th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[8]

Personal

Dever and his wife, Pam, have three children. They currently reside in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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North Dakota State Senate District 32
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