|North Dakota House of Representatives District 10|
|1992 - Present|
|December 1, 2016|
|Years in position||21|
|Speaker of the House, North Dakota House of Representatives|
|2009 - 2012|
|Assistant Majority Leader, North Dakota House of Representatives|
|1998 - 2008|
|Per diem||Up to $1,351/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||University of North Dakota - Grand Forks, 1972|
|Associate's||University of North Dakota - Williston, 1970|
|Master's||University of North Dakota - Grand Forks, 1983|
|Birthday||July 30, 1950|
|Place of birth||Langdon, ND|
Monson has been the School Superintendent for Edinburg School District #106 since 1995. His professional experience also includes High School Principal in the Milton School District from 1981-1984, School Superintendent of Adams School District #128 from 1984-1988, and Field Underwriter for New York Life Insurance Company from 1988-1995.
Monson earned his AA from University of North Dakota, Williston in 1970; BS from University of North Dakota, Grand Forks in 1972; and MEd from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks in 1983.
Monson and his wife, Mary K, have three children; Cordell, Cale, and Jared.
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Monson served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Monson did not serve on any committees.
Law enforcement drones
On January 21, 2013, Monson, fellow Representatives Rick Becker, Dick Anderson, Thomas Beadle, Joe Heilman, Curt Hofstad, Karen Rohr, Nathan Toman, and Ben Hanson, and Senator Margaret Sitte introduced HB 1373 to restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by law enforcement agencies. This bill would require agencies to receive a court warrant for any drone use, and such warrants would only be obtainable for felony investigations. Exceptions would be made for drones used to patrol the Canadian border, aid law enforcement agencies where there is "reasonable suspicion" that quick action is necessary, and evaluate damage during and after natural disasters. HB 1373 would also allow people injured by governmental violation of these restrictions to sue the offending law enforcement agencies. The bill would expressly prohibit surveillance by drones with lethal or non-lethal weapons, private surveillance of other private parties without informed consent, and surveillance of people exercising their constitutional rights of free speech and assembly. On January 28, the Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the bill.
|North Dakota House of Representatives, District 10 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||David Monson Incumbent||53.5%||4,914|
|Republican||Charles Damschen Incumbent||46.5%||4,279|
Monson ran for North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012. The position is officially non-partisan but candidates seek the endorsement of parties at their state conventions. Monson lost to Kirsten Baesler during the Republican party's convention by a vote of 863-725 and moved for unanimous support of Baesler.
|North Dakota House of Representatives, District 10|
|David Monson (R)||2,871|
|Charles Damschen (R)||2,587|
|Kathy Stremick (D-NPL)||2,566|
|Richard Flanders (D-NPL)||2,148|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2008, Monson collected $5,156 in donations.
These were the largest contributors in 2008.
|NORTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN PARTY||$1,400|
|LIGNITE ENERGY COUNCIL||$500|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE & FINANCIAL ADVISORS||$500|
- North Dakota House of Representatives - Rep. David Monson
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1998
- Rep. Monson State Surge
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Monson
- ↑ Text of HB 1373
- ↑ Dave Kolpack, Associated Press, "North Dakota lawmaker wants limits on drone use," January 6, 2013
- ↑ Measure actions for HB 1373
- ↑ North Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 25, 2012
- ↑ Grand Forks Herald, "Baesler backed by GOP for N.D. school superintendent," April 1, 2012
- ↑ North Dakota House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- ↑ 2008 contributions
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