Mark Sanford, North Dakota Politician
|North Dakota House of Representatives District 17|
|December 1, 2010-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||Up to $1,351/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Minot State University|
|Master's||University of North Dakota|
|Other||Ed.D., University of North Dakota|
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. Sanford worked as a school administrator prior to retirement.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sanford served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sanford served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government and Veterans Affairs|
|North Dakota State House, District 17|
|Mark Sanford (R)||4,018|
|Mark Owens (R)||2,950|
|Louise Potter (D)||2,541|
|Bernell Bachmeier (D)||1,606|
In 2010, Sanford raised a total of $8,150 in campaign contributions.
His four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
|Grand Forks Republican Party||$1,750|
|House Republican Caucus of North Dakota||$1,500|
|Grand Forks Republican Women||$1,500|
North Dakota Legislative Review
- See also: North Dakota Legislative Review
The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization, 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. 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.
Sanford and his wife, Gloria, have two children. They currently reside in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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- House Website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Unofficial North Dakota House of Representatives General Election Results
- 2010 campaign contributions
- North Dakota Policy Council "The North Dakota Legislative Review - 2011," accessed January 20, 2014
- North Dakota Policy Council "2011 North Dakota Legislative Review Rankings," accessed January 26, 2014
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