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Terry Wanzek
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North Dakota State Senate District 29
Incumbent
In office
1994-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 20
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota State House of Representatives
1992-1994
Education
Bachelor'sJamestown College, 1979
Personal
BirthdayMarch 28, 1957
Place of birthJamestown, ND
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Terry M. Wanzek (b. March 28, 1957) is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994. Wanzek serves as President Pro Tempore of the Senate in the 2013 session.

Wanzek was a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1992 to 1994.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wanzek served on this committee:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

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.[1][2]

2010

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Wanzek won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate District 29, defeating Richard Schlosser (D) in the November 2 general election.[3] Wanzek was unopposed in the primary election on June 8, 2010.[4]

North Dakota Senate General Election, District 29 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Terry Wanzek (R) 3,493 64.97%
Richard Schlosser (D) 1,874 34.86%

2006

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2008

On November 7, 2006, Wanzek was re-elected to the 29th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Dustin Lien (D).[5] Wanzek raised $4,050 for his campaign, while Lien raised $1,400.[6]

North Dakota Senate, District 29 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Terry Wanzek (R) 2,735
Dustin Lien (D) 2,310

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Wanzek received $9,325 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

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

2006

In 2006, Wanzek collected $4,050 in donations.[8]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
SCHMIDT, JOSEPH $1,000
NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL $500
WANZEK, LEO & JANET $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.[9] 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.[10]

Personal

Wanzek and his wife, Janice, have three children. They currently reside in Jamestown, North Dakota.

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North Dakota State Senate District 29
1994–present
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