|North Dakota State Senate District 29|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||20|
|President Pro Tempore of the Senate|
|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||Jamestown College, 1979|
|Birthday||March 28, 1957|
|Place of birth||Jamestown, ND|
Wanzek was a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1992 to 1994.
Wanzek earned his bachelor's degree at Jamestown College in 1979. He later graduated from the Texas A&M University Executive Program for Agricultural Procedures. Wanzek has been a farmer, rancher and business owner.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wanzek served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wanzek served on this committee:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wanzek served on these committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Industry, Business and Labor|
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 Terry Wanzek was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jeff Piehl was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Piehl and Wanzek will face off in the general election.
Wanzek won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate District 29, defeating Richard Schlosser (D) in the November 2 general election. Wanzek was unopposed in the primary election on June 8, 2010.
|North Dakota Senate General Election, District 29 (2010)|
|Terry Wanzek (R)||3,493||64.97%|
|Richard Schlosser (D)||1,874||34.86%|
|North Dakota Senate, District 29 (2008)|
|Terry Wanzek (R)||2,735|
|Dustin Lien (D)||2,310|
In 2010, Wanzek received $9,325 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Terry Wanzek's campaign in 2010|
|North Dakota Association Of Realtors||$1,000|
|Lignite Energy Council||$1,000|
|North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives||$1,000|
|North Dakota Association Of Insurance & Financial Advisors||$750|
|North Dakota Petroleum Council||$750|
|Total Raised in 2010||$9,325|
In 2006, Wanzek collected $4,050 in donations.
These were the largest contributors.
|NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL||$500|
|WANZEK, LEO & JANET||$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. Wanzek received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 2.29% of state spending. On policy, Wanzek was ranked 23rd and on spending was ranked 36th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.
Wanzek and his wife, Janice, have three children. They currently reside in Jamestown, North Dakota.
- North Dakota State Senate
- Senate Committees
- North Dakota Legislative Assembly
- North Dakota state legislative districts
- Profile from the North Dakota State Senate
- Profile from Open States
- Terry Wanzek on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money
- 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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