Dave Oehlke

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Dave Oehlke
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North Dakota State Senate District 15
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sConcordia College
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dave Oehlke is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Oehlke earned his bachelor's degree from Concordia College. He has worked as a certified insurance counselor and insurance agent.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Taxation
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Oehlke served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Oehlke 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 Dave Oehlke was unopposed in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2010

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Oehlke won re-election to the 15th District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the primary and was unchallenged in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

North Dakota Senate, District 15 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Oehlke (R) 4,037 98.34%
Write-in 68 1.66%

2006

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Oehlke was re-elected to the 15th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Joseph Lawson (D).[5] Oehlke raised $3,000 for his campaign, while Lawson raised $4,150.[6]

North Dakota Senate, District 15 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Oehlke (R) 2,518
Joseph Lawson (D) 2,021

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Oehlke received $1,525 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dave Oehlke's campaign in 2010
North Dakota Association Of Rural Electric Cooperatives$400
Independent Community Banks Of North Dakota$300
Marathon Oil$300
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$300
North Dakota Education Association$225
Total Raised in 2010 $1,525

2006

In 2006, Oehlke collected $3,000 in donations.[8]

These were his contributors.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN SENATE CAUCUS $1,500
NORTH DAKOTA PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE AGENTS $1,000
MARATHON OIL $250
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE & FINANCIAL ADVISORS $250

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in North Dakota

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 4. In 2014, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that were great interest to the family.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills impacting North Dakota's business community.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in regular session from January 4 through April 28. A special session was called by Governor Jack Dalrymple from November 7 through 12 to cover legislative redistricting and disaster relief.[9] In 2012, the 62nd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that were great interest to the family.
  • Legislators are scored on how they voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to women's issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

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.[10] Oehlke received a score of 72.73% on policy legislation and voted against 2.15% of state spending. On policy, Oehlke was ranked 32nd and on spending was ranked 39th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[11]

Personal

Oehlke and his wife, Vicki, have two children. He is involved with Rapport Leadership International, Elks Lodge 1216 and Lake Region Search & Rescue Team.

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North Dakota State Senate District 15
2006–present
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