|North Dakota Public Service Commission|
|January 15, 2013-present|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Tony Clark (R)|
|Assistant Majority Leader, North Dakota State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|North Dakota State Senate District 33|
|Bachelor's||North Dakota State University, 1982|
|Service/branch||North Dakota National Guard|
|Years of service||1977-1983|
|Birthday||June 16, 1960|
|Place of birth||Hazen, ND|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Christmann has worked as a Truck Driver, Rancher, and Sign Manager. He was also in the North Dakota National Guard from 1977 to 1983. He is currently Director for West River Telecommunications.
- BS, Business Administration, North Dakota State University, 1982
North Dakota Public Service Commission (2013-present)
Christmann has served as a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission since 2013.
North Dakota State Senate (1995-2013)
Christmann represented District 33 in the North Dakota State Senate from 1995 to 2013.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Christmann served on this committee:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Christmann served on this committee:
Christmann won election to the North Dakota Public Service Commission in 2012. He was unopposed in the June 12 Republican primary and defeated Brad Crabtree (D) and Joshua Voytek (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|North Dakota Public Service Commission General Election, 2012|
|Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.|
|North Dakota Senate General Election, District 33 (2010)|
|Randel Christmann (R)||5,153||97.48%|
On November 7, 2006, Christmann was re-elected to the 33rd District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting John Mahoney (D). Christmann raised $10,250 for his campaign, while Mahoney raised $6,900.
|North Dakota Senate, District 33 (2008)|
|Randel Christmann (R)||3,349|
|John Mahoney (D)||2,522|
Comprehensive donor information for Christmann is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Christmann raised a total of $240,583 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.
Christmann won election to the position of North Dakota Public Service Commission in 2012. During that election cycle, Christmann raised a total of $214,883.
|North Dakota Public Service Commission 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Randel Christmann's campaign in 2012|
|North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives||$19,500|
|Lignite Energy Council||$18,000|
|North Dakota Republican Party||$17,000|
|North Dakota Farm Bureau||$8,000|
|North Dakota Petroleum Council||$7,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$214,883|
|Total Votes received in 2012||164,591|
|Cost of each vote received||$1.31|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Christmann received $5,475 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Randel Christmann's campaign in 2010|
|North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives||$1,750|
|North Dakota Chiropractic Association||$500|
|Basin Electric Power Cooperative||$500|
|North Dakota Association Of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$400|
|Total Raised in 2010||$5,475|
In 2006, Christmann collected $10,250 in donations.
These were the largest contributors.
|NORTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN SENATE CAUCUS||$2,000|
|NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL||$1,700|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES||$1,400|
NDPC: 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. Christmann received a score of 100% on policy legislation and voted against 10.86% of state spending. On policy, Christmann was ranked 2nd and on spending was ranked 3rd, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.
Christmann has a wife, Bethanie.
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- Official campaign website
- Biography from the North Dakota State Senate website
- Legislative profile Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012 (PSC),2012 (Senate), 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "Unofficial results, primary election," accessed June 12, 2012
- Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, "Christmann the GOP pick for ND PSC," March 31, 2012
- Bismark Tribune, "General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- North Dakota candidate list
- 2010 North Dakota Primary Election Results
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 13, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2006 General election results," accessed May 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "North Dakota Senate spending, 2006," accessed May 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Randel Christmann," accessed May 20, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributions," accessed May 13, 2014
- 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
|North Dakota State Senate District 33
| Succeeded by|
Jessica K. Unruh (R)
Tony Clark (R)
|North Dakota Public Service Commission
| Succeeded by|