Kim Koppelman

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Kim Koppelman
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 13
Incumbent
In office
1994-Present
Term ends
November 31, 2018
Years in position 20
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Riverside City Council
1984-1988
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State College of Science, 1976
Personal
BirthdayOctober 16, 1956
Place of birthBreckenridge, MN
ProfessionPresident, Koppelman and Associates
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kim Koppelman (b. October 16, 1956) is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Koppelman served on the Riverside City Council from 1984 to 1988.[1]

Biography

Koppelman earned a B.S. from North Dakota State College of Science in 1976. His professional experience includes working as a CEO, editor and director of advertising. Koppelman is currently the president of Koppelman & Associates. He served on the Riverside City Council from 1984 to 1988.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Political Subdivisions

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Koppelman 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 Kim Koppelman and Christopher Olson were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jaci Stofferahn and Scott Brand were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Koppelman and Olson defeated Stofferahn and Brand in the general election.[2][3][4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 13, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKim Koppelman Incumbent 32.8% 3,034
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Olson 26.4% 2,443
     Democratic Scott Brand 22.6% 2,089
     Democratic Jaci Stofferahn 18.2% 1,687
Total Votes 9,253

2012

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in North Dakota, 2012

Koppelman ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Dakota At-large district.[5]He was defeated by Kevin Cramer in the Republican primary, which took place on June 12, 2011.

According to the Washington Post, North Dakota is a battleground state in 2012, with incumbent Rick Berg (R) running for Senate and Republicans duking it out in the primary. Democrat Pat Gulleson is vastly out-raising the Republican candidates, and has a "fighting chance" in a conservative state.[6]

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Koppelman won re-election to one of two seats in District 31 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Koppelman and fellow incumbent Alon Wieland (R) defeated Mary C Tintes (D) and Michael Halverson (D) in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

North Dakota State House, District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kim Koppelman (R) 3,652
Green check mark transparent.png Alon Wieland (R) 3,461
Mary C Tintes (D) 2,058
Michael Halverson (D) 1,941

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Koppelman won election by finishing 1st out of 4 candidates for District 13 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[9]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kim Koppelman (R) 2,534
Green check mark transparent.png Alon Wieland (R) 2,409
Jackie Brodshaug (D-NPL) 2,027
Zac Ista (D-NPL) 1,897

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Koppelman received $4,500 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kim Koppelman's campaign in 2010
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$500
Johnson, Julia$500
North Dakota Petroleum Council$350
North Dakota Chiropractic Association$300
Total Raised in 2010 $4,500

2006

In 2006, Koppelman collected $4,325 in donations.[11]

These were the largest contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
WAL-MART $500 $500
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $500
NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL $500
ITW BETTER GOVERNMENT COMM $500
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES $400

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.[12] 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.[13] Koppelman received a score of 81.08% on policy legislation and voted against 15.49% of state spending. Koppelman was ranked 14th on policy and 13th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[14]

Personal

Koppelman and his wife, Torey, have three children. They currently reside in West Fargo, North Dakota.[1]

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