Jeff Delzer

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Jeff Delzer
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 8
Incumbent
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 20
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota House of Representatives District 8
1991
Personal
ProfessionFarmer/Rancher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jeff Delzer is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Delzer previously served in the House in 1991.

Biography

Delzer attended Dawson Community College. He is a farmer and rancher.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Delzer ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 8. Delzer and Vernon Laning ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. They defeated Casey D. Buchmann and Tanya Stebbins in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Delzer Incumbent 31.1% 4,755
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVernon Laning 27.4% 4,187
     Democratic Tanya Stebbins 27.4% 4,187
     Democratic Casey D. Buchmann 14.2% 2,173
Total Votes 15,302

2008

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Delzer won election by finishing 1st out of 4 candidates for District 8 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 8
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeff Delzer (R) 5,025
Green check mark transparent.png Dwight Wrangham (R) 4,677
Audrey Boe Olsen (D-NPL) 3,731
Ken Baker (D-NPL) 3,118

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Delzer is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Delzer raised a total of $14,590 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[5]

Jeff Delzer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 8 Won $7,600
2010 North Dakota State House, District 8 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State House, District 8 Won $4,451
2006 North Dakota State House, District 8 Not up for election $0
2004 North Dakota State House, District 8 Won $1,989
2000 North Dakota State House, District 8 Won $400
1998 North Dakota State House, District 8 Won $150
Grand Total Raised $14,590

2012

Delzer won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Delzer raised a total of $7,600.
North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff Delzer's campaign in 2012
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
Marathon Oil$900
North Dakota Petroleum Council$750
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives$750
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$600
Total Raised in 2012$7,600
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Delzer won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2011. During that election cycle, Delzer raised a total of $4,451.

2004

Delzer won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Delzer raised a total of $1,989.

2000

Delzer won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2000. During that election cycle, Delzer raised a total of $400.

1998

Delzer won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Delzer raised a total of $150.

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] Delzer received a score of 75.90% on policy legislation and voted against 16.14% of state spending. Delzer was ranked 18th on policy and 11th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[8]

Personal

Delzer currently resides in Underwood, North Dakota.[1]

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