|North Dakota State Senate District 16|
|December 1, 2012 - present|
|December 1, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||Up to $1,569/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||North Dakota State University|
|Place of birth||Leeds, ND|
|Profession||Policy Coordinator, Freedom Resource Center|
Axness received a bachelor's degree in political science from North Dakota State University. He is a communications and policy coordinator for Freedom Resource Center.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Axness served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Human Services|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Axness served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Human Services|
Axness ran in the special election for the office of North Dakota Public Service Commissioner to fill the remaining two years in the unexpired term . Axness wom the Democratic nomination in the unopposed primary on June 10. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
|North Dakota Public Services Commissioner, Special election, 2014|
|Republican||Julie Fedorchak Incumbent||66%||156,596|
|Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.|
Axness ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 16. Axness ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12. He defeated David Duff in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Dakota State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012|
Axness has stated that his goals are responsible energy development, investments in higher education, and property tax relief.
Comprehensive donor information for Axness is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Axness raised a total of $10,850 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.
|Tyler Axness's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Dakota State Senate, District 16||$10,850|
|Grand Total Raised||$10,850|
2012Axness won election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Axness raised a total of $10,850.
|North Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tyler Axness's campaign in 2012|
|North Dakota Senate Democratic-NPL Caucus||$3,200|
|North Dakota Education Association||$1,000|
|North Dakota Public Employees Association||$1,000|
|Boilermakers Local 647||$550|
|Total Raised in 2012||$10,850|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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Axness currently resides in Fargo, North Dakota.
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- North Dakota Public Service Commission
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," April 9, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election results," accessed May 13, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 General Election results," accessed May 13, 2014
- Tyleraxness.com, "Issues," accessed September 19, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Axness, Tyler," accessed May 30, 2013
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