|North Dakota House of Representatives District 7|
|December 1, 2012 - present|
|November 31, 2018|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||Up to $1,569/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 6, 2018|
|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. His professional experience includes working as a plastic surgeon who completed residencies at the University of North Dakota and Wayne State University.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Industry, Business and Labor|
In the 2013-2014 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 took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held 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 were unopposed in the Republican primary and were unchallenged in the general election.
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|
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Becker has four children and currently resides in Bismarck, North Dakota.
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- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Rick Becker," accessed May 23, 2014
- Bismarck Tribune, "Two enter District 7 House race," accessed September 20, 2012
- North Dakota Legislative Assembly, "Text of HB 1373," accessed May 22, 2014
- Associated Press, "North Dakota lawmaker wants limits on drone use," January 6, 2013
- North Dakota Legislative Assembly, "Bill Actions for HB 1373," accessed May 22, 2014
- 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, "Official General Election Results," accessed November 17, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election results," accessed May 13, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 General Election results," accessed May 13, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Becker, Rick," accessed May 29, 2013
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