John Andrist

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John Andrist
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North Dakota State Senate District 2
Incumbent
In office
1992 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayAugust 1, 1931
Place of birthCrosby, ND
ProfessionDirector, North Dakota Public Television
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Andrist (b. 1931) is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Andrist attended the North Dakota College of Science. He worked as an editor and publisher for a journal publishing company starting in 1951. Andrist has been the director of North Dakota Public Television since 1997.

Issues

Amending Measure 3

In the 2009 legislative session, Andrist is the sponsor of a bill to put a proposed constitutional amendment to the North Dakota Constitution on the November 2010 ballot that would alter the provisions of Measure 3 from 2008, a ballot initiative approved by about 54% of the state's voters.[1]

Committees

2013-2013

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Industry, Business and Labor
Political Subdivisions

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Andrist ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 2. Andrist ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. He defeated Lynn Jacobson in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

North Dakota State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Andrist Incumbent 65.8% 4,997
     Democratic Lynn Jacobson 33.9% 2,576
     Other Write-in 0.2% 16
Total Votes 7,589

2008

On November 4, 2008, Andrist was re-elected to the 2nd District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Dorvan Solberg (D).[4] Andrist raised $20,600 for his campaign, while Solberg raised $16,025.[5]

North Dakota Senate, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Andrist (R) 702
Dorvan Solberg (D) 641

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Andrist is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Andrist raised a total of $36,080 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[6]

John Andrist's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State Senate, District 2 Won $5,100
2010 North Dakota State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State Senate, District 2 Won $20,600
2006 North Dakota State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $0
2004 North Dakota State Senate, District 2 Won $8,480
2000 North Dakota State Senate, District 2 Won $1,900
Grand Total Raised $36,080

2012

Andrist won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Andrist raised a total of $5,100.
North Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Andrist's campaign in 2012
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives$750
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$600
North Dakota Petroleum Association Council$500
Professional Insurance Agents of North Dakota$500
Total Raised in 2012$5,100
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Andrist won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Andrist raised a total of $20,600.

2004

Andrist won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Andrist raised a total of $8,480.

2000

Andrist won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Andrist raised a total of $1,900.

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.[7] 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.[8] Andrist received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 2.36% of state spending. On policy, Andrist was ranked 22nd and on spending was ranked 34th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[9]

Personal

Andrist has five children and currently resides in Crosby, North Dakota.

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North Dakota State Senate District 2
1992–present
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