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James Kasper
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 46
Incumbent
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sBismark State College, 1966
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University, 1968
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1968-1974
Personal
BirthdayMay 17, 1945
Place of birthNeosho, MO
ReligionEvangelical Free
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James 'Jim' Kasper (b. May 17, 1945) is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 46. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Kasper earned an A.A. from Bismarck State College and a B.S. in Business Economics from North Dakota State University. His professional experience includes serving as the President of Asset Management Group, Incorporated. Kasper served in the United States Army Reserve from 1968 to 1974.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Government and Veterans Affairs
Industry, Business and Labor

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kasper served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kasper ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 46. Kasper and fellow incumbent Kathy Hawken ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. They defeated Diane R. Hill and Lee Myxter in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 46 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Hawken Incumbent 28.6% 3,762
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Kasper Incumbent 28.2% 3,708
     Democratic Diane R. Hill 23.2% 3,056
     Democratic Lee Myxter 20% 2,626
Total Votes 13,152

2008

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kasper won election by finishing 2nd out of 4 candidates for District 46 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 46
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Kasper (R) 3,998
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Hawken (R) 4,251
Dennis Edwards (D-NPL) 3,004
Pearce Tefft (D-NPL) 2,371

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kasper is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Kasper raised a total of $20,451 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[5]

James Kasper's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 46 Won $10,450
2010 North Dakota State House, District 46 Not up for election $1,000
2008 North Dakota State House, District 46 Won $4,751
2006 North Dakota State House, District 46 Not up for election $0
2004 North Dakota State House, District 46 Won $1,600
2000 North Dakota State House, District 46 Won $2,650
Grand Total Raised $20,451

2012

Kasper won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Kasper raised a total of $10,450.
North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Kasper's campaign in 2012
Professional Insurance Agents of North Dakota$1,000
North Dakota Association of Realtors$1,000
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors$1,000
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives$500
Total Raised in 2012$10,450
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kasper was not up for election to the North Dakota State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Kasper raised a total of $1,000.

2008

Kasper won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Kasper raised a total of $4,751.

2004

Kasper won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Kasper raised a total of $1,600.

2000

Kasper won election to the North Dakota State House in 2000. During that election cycle, Kasper raised a total of $2,650.

Scorecards

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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] Kasper received a score of 83.13% on policy legislation and voted against 5.78% of state spending. Kasper was ranked 11th on policy and 33rd on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[8]

Personal

Kasper and his wife, Sandy, have two children. They currently reside in Fargo, North Dakota.[1]

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