Ray Holmberg

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Ray Holmberg
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North Dakota State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
1976-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 38
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1976
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force Reserve
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ray Holmberg is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 1976.

Biography

Holmberg has worked as a counselor for the Grand Forks Public Schools. He has served in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Holmberg served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Holmberg served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Ray Holmberg was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2010

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Holmberg won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate, defeating Thomas Petros (D) in the November 2 general election.[3] Horne was unopposed in the primary election on June 8, 2010.[4]

North Dakota Senate General Election, District 17 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ray Holmberg (R) 4,088 67.91%
Thomas Petros (D) 1,915 31.81%

2006

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Holmberg was re-elected to the 17th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Tom Lamb (D).[5] Holmberg raised $7,334 for his campaign, while Lamb raised $3,795.[6]

North Dakota Senate, District 17 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ray Holmberg (R) 3,105
Tom Lamb (D) 1,989

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Holmberg received $13,675 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ray Holmberg's campaign in 2010
Grand Forks Republican Women$2,500
Grand Forks Republican Party$1,750
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$1,000
17Th District North Dakota Republican Party$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $13,675

2006

In 2006, Holmberg collected $7,334 in donations.[8]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
GRAND FORKS REPUBLICAN WOMEN $2,000
DISTRICT 17 REPUBLICANS $834
NORTH DAKOTA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION $500
NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL $500
GJOVIG, BRUCE $500
CURT & JUDY MAGNUSON $500

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.[9] 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.[10] Holmberg received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 2.44% of state spending. On policy, Holmberg was ranked 19th and on spending was ranked 30th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[11]

Personal

Holmberg has two children and currently resides in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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Preceded by
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North Dakota State Senate District 17
1976–present
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