|U.S. Senate, North Dakota|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 7, 2006|
|First elected||November 4, 1986|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|North Dakota Tax Commissioner|
|Bachelor's||Stanford University, 1971|
|Master's||George Washington University, 1975|
|Birthday||March 12, 1948|
|Place of birth||Bismarck, ND|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Recent news
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Below is an abbreviated outline of Conrad's academic, professional and political career:
- 1967: Attended the University of Missouri, Columbia
- 1971: Graduated from Stanford University
- 1975: Received a graduate degree from George Washington University
- 1974-1980: Worked as assistant to the tax commissioner, Bismarck
- 1981-1986: Served as tax commissioner, State of North Dakota
- 1987-2012: U.S Senator from North Dakota
- Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
- Subcommittee on Domestic and Foreign Marketing, Inspection, and Plant and Animal Health
- Subcommittee on Energy, Science and Technology
- Subcommittee on Production, Income Protection and Price Support
- Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
- Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
- Indian Affairs
Conrad voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by an 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.
Conrad won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2006. During that re-election cycle, Conrad's campaign committee raised a total of $5,866,380 and spent $4,029,075.
His top five contributors between 2001-2006 were:
|U.S. Senate election, North Dakota, 2006 - Kent Conrad Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$187,735|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$187,736|
|Top contributors to Kent Conrad's campaign committee|
|Robins, Kaplan et al||$42,800|
|Law Offices of Peter G Angelos||$42,300|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$319,075|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Conrad paid his congressional staff a total of $2,709,366 in 2011. He ranked 23 on the list of the highest paid Democratic senatorial staff salaries and ranked 31st overall of the highest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011. Overall, North Dakota ranked 17th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Conrad's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,487,041 to $3,457,000. That averages to $2,472,020, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic senators in 2011 of $20,795,450. His average calculated net worth increased by 0.73% from 2010.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Conrad's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,447,043 and $3,461,000. That averages to $2,454,021.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Conrad tied with one other U.S. Senator, ranking 36th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. Senate.
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Conrad ranked 39th in the liberal rankings among U.S. senators.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Conrad votes with the Democratic Party 92.6% of the time. This ranks 33rd among the 51 Senate Democrats in 2011.
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Conrad and his wife, Lucy Calautti, have one child, Jessamyn.
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- GovTrack, "Kent Conrad," accessed March 3, 2012
- NY Post, "Democratic Senator Kent Conrad to retire in 2012," January 18, 2011
- Hotline On Call, "Berg Enters N.D. Senate Race," accessed January 6, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Kent Conrad," accessed October 24, 2011
- U.S. Senate, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
- Open Secrets, "Kent Conrad 2006 Election Cycle," accessed October 24 2011
- LegiStorm, "Kent Conrad"
- This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
- OpenSecrets, "Kent Conrad (D-ND), 2011," accessed February 22, 2013
- OpenSecrets, "Conrad, (D-North Dakota), 2010"
- National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed October 24, 2011
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