|North Dakota House of Representatives District 7|
|December 1, 2012 - present|
|December 1, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of North Dakota|
|Master's||University of North Dakota|
Becker earned his B.S., his M.H.S. and his M.D. from the University of North Dakota. He is a plastic surgeon who completed residencies at the University of North Dakota and Wayne State University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Industry, Business and Labor|
Becker has stated that his top three priorities are education funding, health care issues and spending.
Law enforcement drones
On January 21, 2013, Becker, fellow Representatives Dick Anderson, Thomas Beadle, Joe Heilman, Curt Hofstad, David Monson, Karen Rohr, Nathan Toman, and Ben Hanson and Senator Margaret Sitte introduced HB 1373 to restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by law enforcement agencies. This bill would require agencies to receive a court warrant for any drone use, and such warrants would only be obtainable for felony investigations. Exceptions would be made for drones used to patrol the Canadian border, aid law enforcement agencies where there is "reasonable suspicion" that quick action is necessary, and evaluate damage during and after natural disasters. HB 1373 would also allow people injured by governmental violation of these restrictions to sue the offending law enforcement agencies. The bill would expressly prohibit surveillance by drones with lethal or non-lethal weapons, private surveillance of other private parties without informed consent, and surveillance of people exercising their constitutional rights of free speech and assembly. On January 28, the Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the bill.
Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives 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 Rick Becker and incumbent Jason Dockter are unopposed in the Republican primary.
Becker ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota House District 7. Becker and Jason Dockter ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. They defeated Tom Kelsh and Warren D. Larson in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Comprehensive donor information for Becker is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Becker raised a total of $2,850 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.
|Rick Becker's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Dakota State House, District 7||$2,850|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,850|
2012Becker won election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Becker raised a total of $2,850.
|North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Rick Becker's campaign in 2012|
|North Dakota Petroleum Council||$500|
|North Dakota Medical Association||$300|
|Total Raised in 2012||$2,850|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Becker has four children and currently resides in Bismarck, North Dakota.
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Rick + Becker + North + Dakota + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Profile from the North Dakota House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- Bismarck Tribune "Two enter District 7 House race," Accessed September 20, 2012
- Text of HB 1373
- Dave Kolpack, Associated Press, "North Dakota lawmaker wants limits on drone use," January 6, 2013
- Measure actions for HB 1373
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Becker, Rick" Accessed May 29, 2013
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