|North Dakota State Senate District 37|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||16|
|State Senate Majority Leader|
|2013 - present|
|Per diem||Up to $1,569/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|North Dakota State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||Dickinson State University|
|Master's||Northern State University|
On September 6, 2011, Wardner was selected as the North Dakota State Senate Majority Leader for a special session. Wardner replaced Bob Stenehjem, who was killed in a car accident earlier in the year.
Wardner served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1991 to 1997.
Wardner earned his B.S. from Dickinson State University. He later received his M.S. from Northern State University. Wardner is a Math/Chemistry Teacher at Dickinson High School.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Armstrong served on the following committees:
Wardner has not been assigned to any standing committees as of January 31, 2013
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wardner served on this committee:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wardner served on this committee:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Rich Wardner was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Keith Fernsler was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Fernsler and Wardner will face off in the general election.
|North Dakota Senate General Election, District 37 (2010)|
|Rich Wardner (R)||4,064||98.98%|
On November 7, 2006, Wardner was re-elected to the 73rd District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Chad Berger (D). Wardner raised $4,767 for his campaign, while Berger did not raise any money.
|North Dakota Senate, District 37 (2008)|
|Rich Wardner (R)||2,944|
|Chad Berger (D)||1,518|
In 2010, Wardner received $4,025 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rich Wardner's campaign in 2010|
|North Dakota Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|North Dakota Chiropractic Association||$500|
|North Dakota Long Term Care Association||$500|
|North Dakota Association Of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$400|
|Total Raised in 2010||$4,025|
In 2006, Wardner collected $4,767 in donations.
These were the largest contributors.
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS||$667|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES||$500|
|NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL||$500|
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. Wardner received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 2.45% of state spending. On policy, Wardner was ranked 17th and on spending was ranked 28th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.
Wardner and his wife, Kathleen, have two children. They currently reside in Dickinson, North Dakota.
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- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money
- www.devilslakejournal.com, "Dickinson's Wardner new N.D. Senate majority leader," accessed May 13, 2014
- Legis.nd.gov, "Senator Rich Wardner," accessed January 31, 2013
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "Official Results Primary Election - June 10, 2014," accessed July 8, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed May 13, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2010 Primary 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, "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
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