George Keiser

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George Keiser
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 47
Incumbent
In office
1992-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
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
Prior offices
Commissioner, City of Bismarck
1988-1992
Education
Ph.D.University of Utah
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
George J. Keiser is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Keiser earned his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He is the owner of Quality Printing Service. Keiser served in the United States Army.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Natural Resources
Industry, Business and Labor

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Keiser 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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Lawrence Klemin and incumbent George Keiser were unopposed in the Republican primary and are unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Keiser won re-election to one of two seats in District 47 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Keiser and fellow incumbent Lawrence Klemin (R) defeated Robert Lengenfelder (I) in the general election.[4][5]

North Dakota State House, District 47
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png George Keiser (R) 6,294
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence Klemin (R) 5,634
Robert Lengenfelder (I) 1,978

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Keiser won election by finishing 1st out of 4 candidates for District 47 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[6]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 47
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png George Keiser (R) 5,024
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence Klemin (R) 4,676
Paul R Wilkins II (D-NPL) 2,154
Kameran Ali (D-NPL) 1,969

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Keiser received $6,875 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to George Keiser's campaign in 2010
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
Allstate Insurance$800
Medco Health Solutions$800
North Dakota Association Of Realtors$750
North Dakota Association Of Insurance & Financial Advisors$500
Total Raised in 2010 $6,875

2006

In 2006, Keiser collected $7,050 in donations.[8]

These were the largest contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
ALLSTATE INSURANCE $1,000
MEDCO HEALTH SOLUTIONS $950
NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL $500
NORTH DAKOTA PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE AGENTS $500
PCI PAC $500
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE & FINANCIAL ADVISORS $500
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES $500

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.[9] 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.[10] Keiser received a score of 40.79% on policy legislation and voted against 1.97% of state spending. Keiser was ranked 57th on policy and 87th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[11]

Personal

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

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