|North Dakota House of Representatives District 8|
|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 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||North Dakota State University|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1971-1974|
He has previously served as a City Council and Mayor of Stanton, North Dakota.
Laning earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University. Laning served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1974.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Laning served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Government and Veterans Affairs|
|• Industry, Business and Labor|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Laning served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government and Veterans Affairs|
|• Human Services|
Laning ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota House District 8. Laning and incumbent Jeff Delzer ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. They defeated Casey D. Buchmann and Tanya Stebbins in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Comprehensive donor information for Laning is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Laning raised a total of $3,450 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.
|Vernon Laning's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Dakota State House, District 8||$3,450|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,450|
2012Laning won election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Laning raised a total of $3,450.
|North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Vernon Laning's campaign in 2012|
|Lignite Energy Council||$1,000|
|Basin Electric Power Cooperative||$1,000|
|North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$800|
|North Dakota Petroleum Council||$350|
|Total Raised in 2012||$3,450|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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Laning and his wife, Rose, have four children. They currently reside in Bismarck, North Dakota.
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- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Vernon Laning," accessed May 23, 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
- followthemoney.org, "Laning, Vernon," accessed May 29, 2013
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