|North Dakota State Senate District 47|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||16|
|Per diem||Up to $1,351/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|North Dakota State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||St. John's University|
|Master's||Medical College of Wisconsin|
|M.D.||Marquette University School of Medicine|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
Kilzer served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1996 to 1998.
Kilzer earned his B.A. from St. John's University, his M.D. from Marquette University School of Medicine and his M.P.H. from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is an orthopedic surgeon and a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. Kilzer is a veteran of the United States Army.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kilzer served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kilzer served on this committee:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kilzer served on this committee:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 10, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Ralph Kilzer is unopposed in the Republican primary, while Bradley Bergstad is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
|North Dakota Senate General Election, District 47 (2010)|
|Ralph Kilzer (R)||6,739||80.22%|
|Garrett Whitecalfe (I)||1,648||19.62%|
On November 7, 2006, Kilzer was re-elected to the 47th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Nicole Tribitt (D). Kilzer raised $1,550 for his campaign, while Tribitt raised $900.
|North Dakota Senate, District 47 (2008)|
|Ralph Kilzer (R)||4,963|
|Nicole Tribitt (D)||2,380|
In 2010, Kilzer received $2,900 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ralph Kilzer's campaign in 2010|
|Lignite Energy Council||$1,000|
|North Dakota Long Term Care Association||$500|
|North Dakota Medical Association||$500|
|North Dakota Chiropractic Association||$300|
|Independent Community Banks Of North Dakota||$300|
|Total Raised in 2010||$2,900|
In 2006, Kilzer collected $1,550 in donations.
These were his four contributors.
|NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL||$500|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES||$400|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS||$350|
|MDU RESOURCES GROUP||$300|
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. Kilzer received a score of 75.76% on policy legislation and voted against 2.47% of state spending. On policy, Kilzer was ranked 30th and on spending was ranked 26th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.
Kilzer and his wife, Marcia, have six children. They currently reside in Bismarck, North Dakota.
- Profile from the North Dakota State Senate
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2014
- North Dakota candidate list
- 2010 North Dakota Primary Election Results
- North Dakota 2010 General Election Results
- 2006 election results, North Dakota Senate
- North Dakota Senate spending, 2006
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2006 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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