Tom Fischer

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Tom Fischer
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North Dakota State Senate District 46
Former state senator
In office
1996-November 16, 2011
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$148/day
Per diemUp to $1,040/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tom Fischer was a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate. Fischer served in the North Dakota State Senate from 1997-2011, representing 46th District. Fischer died of a heart attack on November 16, 2011.[1]

He also served as President Pro Tempore.

Fischer is the Owner of Prairie Solutions, Incorporated, and Fischer & Company, Incorporated.

Fischer attended both Shanley High School and Saint Thomas University.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fischer was appointed to this committee:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fischer served on this committee:

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Fischer was re-elected to the 46th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Diane Hill (D).[2] Fischer raised $4,400 for his campaign, while Hill raised $1,750.[3]

North Dakota Senate, District 46 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Fischer (R) 4,065
Diane Hill (D) 3,528

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Fischer collected $4,400 in donations.[4]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL $1,000
MONSANTO $500
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVES $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.[5] Fischer received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 2.38% of state spending. On policy, Fischer was ranked 20th and on spending was ranked 32nd, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[6]

Personal

Fischer and his wife Margaret have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Dakota State Senate District 46
1997–2011
Succeeded by
Jim Roers