Mark Sanford, North Dakota Politician

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Mark Sanford
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 17
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 31, 2018
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMinot State University
Master'sUniversity of North Dakota
OtherEd.D., University of North Dakota
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Sanford is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Sanford earned his B.S. in Math and History from Minot State University, his M.Ed. in School Administration and his Ed.D. from the University of North Dakota. His professional experience includes working as a school administrator prior to retirement.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

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 Mark Owens and incumbent Mark Sanford were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Edward Grossbauer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Owens and Sanford defeated Grossbauer in the general election.[2][3][4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 17, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Sanford Incumbent 43.7% 4,109
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Owens Incumbent 34.2% 3,215
     Democratic Edward Grossbauer 22.1% 2,080
Total Votes 9,404


2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sanford won election to the North Dakota House of Representatives in the November 2 general election. Sanford and Mark Owens (R) defeated Bernell Bachmeier (D) and incumbent Louise Potter (D).[5][6]

North Dakota State House, District 17
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Sanford (R) 4,018
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Owens (R) 2,950
Louise Potter (D) 2,541
Bernell Bachmeier (D) 1,606

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Sanford raised a total of $8,150 in campaign contributions.[7]

His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Grand Forks Republican Party $1,750
House Republican Caucus of North Dakota $1,500
Grand Forks Republican Women $1,500
Marathon Oil $600

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] Sanford received a score of 37.35% on policy legislation and voted against 2.26% of state spending. Sanford was ranked 64th on policy and 81st on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[10]

Personal

Sanford and his wife, Gloria, have two children. They currently reside in Grand Forks, North Dakota.[1]

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