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Shirley Meyer

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Shirley Meyer
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 36
Former member
In office
1996 - 1998, 2004 - 2012
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$148/day
Per diemUp to $1,040/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayDecember 9, 1952
Place of birthDickinson, ND
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
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Shirley Meyer (b. December 9, 1952) is a former Democratic-NPL member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 36th District from 1996-1998 and from 2004-2012.

Meyer's professional experience includes owning and operating trail riding, bow hunting, and a retail department store; she is also a rancher and farmer.

Meyer's education is from Dickinson State University in 1971 and Bismarck State University in 1983. She and her husband, Dean, have two children; Carmen and Will.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Meyer served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Meyer served on the following committee:

  • Subcommittee on Government Operations (Appropriations)

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Meyer ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 36. Meyer and Bev Berger ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12. They were defeated by Alan Fehr and incumbent Mike Schatz in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 36 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Schatz Incumbent 33.8% 4,390
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Fehr 26.7% 3,465
     Democratic Shirley Meyer 24.8% 3,216
     Democratic Bev Berger 14.6% 1,900
Total Votes 12,971

2008

On November 4, 2008, Meyer won election by finishing 1st out of 4 candidates for District 36 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 36
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Shirley Meyer (D-NPL) 3,534
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Schatz (R) 3,098
Frank Klein (R) 2,879
Todd M Hall (D-NPL) 2,637

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Meyer collected $11,475 in donations.[5]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 647 $2,650
NORTH DAKOTA SENATE DEMOCRATIC-NPL CAUCUS $1,000
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES $800
NORTH DAKOTA PETROLEUM COUNCIL $500
LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS $500
MEYER, DARREL $500
LIGNITE ENERGY COUNCIL $500

Scorecards

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.[6] Meyer received a score of 25.30% on policy legislation and voted against 10.26% of state spending. Meyer was ranked 71st on policy and 27th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[7]

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