Keith Kempenich

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Keith Kempenich
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 39
Incumbent
In office
1992-Present
Term ends
November 31, 2018
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJuly 28, 1959
Place of birthBowman, ND
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Keith Kempenich (b. July 28, 1959) is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992.

Biography

Kempenich attended Black Hills State in 1980. His professional experience includes owning Box K Trucking and previously worked as a rancher.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Keith Kempenich and Denton Zubke were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Greg Tank and Maddison Voigt were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Kempenich and Zubke defeated Tank and Voigt in the general election.[2][3][4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Kempenich Incumbent 40.3% 4,931
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDenton Zubke 37.1% 4,537
     Democratic Maddison Voigt 12.1% 1,484
     Democratic Greg Tank 10.5% 1,284
Total Votes 12,236

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kempenich won re-election to one of two seats in District 39 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Kempenich and fellow incumbent David Drovdal (R) defeated Aaron Judkins (D) in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

North Dakota State House, District 39
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Kempenich (R) 4,337
Green check mark transparent.png David Drovdal (R) 4,220
Aaron Judkins (D) 1,530

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Drovdal won election by finishing 2nd out of 2 candidates for District 39 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[7]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 39
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Kempenich (R) 3,884
Green check mark transparent.png David Drovdal (R) 3,955

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Kempenich received $3,950 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Keith Kempenich's campaign in 2010
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
Marathon Oil$600
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$500
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$500
North Dakota Chiropractic Association$400
Total Raised in 2010 $3,950

2006

In 2006, Kempenich collected $2,234 in donations.[9]

These were the contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION $650
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES $400
SCHAFER, SHIELA $334
CONOCOPHILLIPS $300
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES $300
MARATHON OIL $250

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.[10] 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.[11] Kempenich received a score of 84.34% on policy legislation and voted against 9.28% of state spending. Kempenich was ranked 6th on policy and 28th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[12]

Personal

Kempenich and his wife, Melinda, have three children. They currently reside in Bowman, North Dakota.[1]

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