Mike Schatz

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Mike Schatz
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 36
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota House of Representatives
1988-1990
Education
High schoolNew England High School
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Schatz is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Schatz served in the House from 1988 to 1990.

Biography

Schatz received a diploma from New England High School and attended Minot State University. His professional experience includes working as a businessman.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schatz ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 36. Schatz and Alan Fehr ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. They defeated Bev Berger and incumbent Shirley Meyer in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 36 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Schatz Incumbent 33.8% 4,390
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Fehr 26.7% 3,465
     Democratic Shirley Meyer 24.8% 3,216
     Democratic Bev Berger 14.6% 1,900
Total Votes 12,971

2008

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Schatz won election by finishing 2nd out of 4 candidates for District 36 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 36
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Schatz (R) 3,098
Green check mark transparent.png Shirley Meyer (D-NPL) 3,534
Frank Klein (R) 2,879
Todd M Hall (D-NPL) 2,637

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schatz is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Schatz raised a total of $22,500 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[5]

Mike Schatz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 36 Won $6,850
2010 North Dakota State House, District 36 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State House, District 36 Won $15,650
Grand Total Raised $22,500

2012

Schatz won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Schatz raised a total of $6,850.
North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Schatz's campaign in 2012
Schatz, Lou Ann$1,000
Hoerner, Marie$1,000
Ness, Ron$750
Peterson, Wade$600
Kovacevich, Terry$600
Total Raised in 2012$6,850
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Schatz won election to the North Dakota State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Schatz raised a total of $15,650.

Scorecards

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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.[6] 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.[7] Schatz received a score of 85.54% on policy legislation and voted against 41.30% of state spending. Schatz was ranked 5th on policy and 5th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[8]

Personal

Schatz and his wife, Patti, have four children. They currently reside in New England, North Dakota.[1]

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