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Stanley W. Lyson
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North Dakota State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
1998-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1954-1957
Personal
BirthdayMarch 5, 1936
Place of birthParshall, ND
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Stanley W. Lyson (b. March 5, 1936) is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Biography

Lyson attended Minot State University and graduated from Northwestern University Traffic Institute in 1967. In 1973, Lyson attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation Nation Academy. He has worked as a law enforcement official in Williston including service as County Sheriff starting in 1981. Lyson served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1957.

Committees

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Natural Resources

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Lyson won re-election to the 1st District Seat of the North Dakota State Senate in 2010.[1] He was also unopposed in the primary.[2]

North Dakota Senate General Election, District 1(2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Stanley W. Lyson (R) 3,396 98.32%
Write-in 58 1.68%

2006

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Lyson was re-elected to the 1st District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Jim Yockim (D).[3] Lyson raised $5,909 for his campaign, while Yockim raised $9,750.[4]

North Dakota Senate, District 1 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stanley W. Lyson (R) 2,274
Jim Yockim (D) 1,585

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Lyson received $1,500 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stanley W. Lyson's campaign in 2010
North Dakota Chiropractic Association$500
North Dakota Association Of Rural Electric Cooperatives$400
Independent Community Banks Of North Dakota$300
Marathon Oil$300
Total Raised in 2010 $1,500

2006

In 2006, Lyson collected $5,909 in donations.[6]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN SENATE CAUCUS $1,500
NORTH DAKOTA PETROLEUM COUNCIL $900
NORTH DAKOTA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION $650
NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL $500

Scorecards

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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.[7] 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.[8] Lyson received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 2.36% of state spending. On policy, Lyson was ranked 21st and on spending was ranked 33rd, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[9]

Personal

Lyson and his wife, Shirley, have three children. He is actively involved in the American Legions, Elks and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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North Dakota State Senate District 1
1998–present
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