Karen Krebsbach

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Karen Krebsbach
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North Dakota State Senate District 40
Incumbent
In office
1989 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 25
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Appointed1988
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMinot State University
Personal
ProfessionPresident, Krebsbach Realty Company, Incorporated
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Karen K. Krebsbach is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 40. She was first appointed to the chamber in 1988.

Biography

Krebsbach earned her B.S. from Minot State University. She is the Vice President of Krebsbach Realty Company, Incorporated.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Krebsbach served on this committee:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Krebsbach served on this committee:

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Krebsbach ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 40. Krebsbach was nominated by write-in during the Republican primary on June 12. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Note: As of April 24, no major party candidate had qualified for the primary ballot in District 40. Incumbent Krebsbach did not file the proper paperwork before the filing deadline, and Democrats did not field a candidate. Krebsbach said a misunderstanding about whether the needed paperwork had been turned in caused the problem. Ultimately, Krebsbach earned the Republican nomination by receiving at least 143 write-in votes in the June 12 primary. No Democratic candidate qualified by write-in.[3][4]

North Dakota State Senate, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Krebsbach Incumbent 97.6% 3,564
     Other Write-in 2.4% 89
Total Votes 3,653

2008

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Krebsbach was re-elected to the 40th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Dianne Giessinger (D).[5] Krebsbach raised $5,200 for his campaign, while Giessinger raised $2,450.[6]

North Dakota Senate, District 40 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Krebsbach (R) 2,310
Dianne Giessinger (D) 1,819

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Krebsbach is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Krebsbach raised a total of $11,675 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[7]

Karen Krebsbach's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State Senate, District 40 Won $4,225
2010 North Dakota State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State Senate, District 40 Won $5,200
2006 North Dakota State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $0
2004 North Dakota State Senate, District 40 Won $1,350
2000 North Dakota State Senate, District 40 Won $900
Grand Total Raised $11,675

2012

Krebsbach won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Krebsbach raised a total of $4,225.
North Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karen Krebsbach's campaign in 2012
Minot Area Republican Council$1,000
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$600
Minot Area Republican Women$500
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives$400
North Dakota Petroleum Council$350
Total Raised in 2012$4,225
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Krebsbach won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Krebsbach raised a total of $5,200.

2004

Krebsbach won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Krebsbach raised a total of $1,350.

2000

Krebsbach won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Krebsbach raised a total of $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.[8] 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.[9] Krebsbach received a score of 58.62% on policy legislation and voted against 3.44% of state spending. On policy, Krebsbach was ranked 35th and on spending was ranked 20th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[10]

Personal

Krebsbach has two children and four grandchildren. She currently resides in Minot, North Dakota.

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North Dakota State Senate District 40
1989–present
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