Jim Dotzenrod

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Jim Dotzenrod
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North Dakota State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
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
Prior offices
North Dakota State Senate
1978-1994
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University
Military service
Service/branchNorth Dakota Air National Guard
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jim Dotzenrod is a Democratic member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Dotzenrod previously served in the Senate from 1978 to 1994.

Biography

Dotzenrod earned a B.S. in Engineering from North Dakota State University. He is currently a farmer. Dotzenrod served in the North Dakota Air National Guard.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Taxation
Political Subdivisions

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Dotzenrod ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 26. Dotzenrod was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

North Dakota State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Dotzenrod Incumbent 97.8% 5,567
     Other Write-in 2.2% 128
Total Votes 5,695

2008

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Dotzenrod was elected to the 26th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Donnell Walstead (R).[3] Dotzenrod raised $4,850 for his campaign, while Walstead raised $3,900.[4]

North Dakota Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Dotzenrod (D) 3,490
Donnell Walstead (R) 2,645

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dotzenrod is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Dotzenrod raised a total of $8,275 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[5]

Jim Dotzenrod's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State Senate, District 26 Won $3,425
2010 North Dakota State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State Senate, District 26 Won $4,850
Grand Total Raised $8,275

2012

Dotzenrod won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dotzenrod raised a total of $3,425.
North Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Dotzenrod's campaign in 2012
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$600
Friends of Kent Conrad$500
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives$400
North Dakota Bankers Association$300
North Dakota Chiropractic Association$300
Total Raised in 2012$3,425
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Dotzenrod won election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Dotzenrod raised a total of $4,850.

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] Dotzenrod received a score of 33.33% on policy legislation and voted against 2.08% of state spending. On policy, Dotzenrod was ranked 40th and on spending was ranked 40th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[8]

Personal

Dotzenrod has two children and currently resides in Wyndmere, North Dakota.

See also

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North Dakota State Senate District 26
2008–present
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