Gary Lee

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Gary Lee
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North Dakota State Senate District 22
Incumbent
In office
2000-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 14
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University, 1969
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1969-1971
Personal
BirthdayJuly 19, 1947
Place of birthFargo, ND
ProfessionManager, Respiratory Care Service, Merit Care Health System
ReligionEvangelical Christian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gary A. Lee is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Lee earned his bachelor's degree in 1969 at the North Dakota State University and later attended the North Dakota School of Respiratory Care at the University of Mary in 1975. He served on the Casselton City Council and the Central Cass School Board. Lee has been a manager of the Respiratory Care Service in the Merit Care Health System since 1975. He served in the United States Army as a Specialist Fifth Class from 1969 to 1971.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lee served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Lee ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 22. Lee ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. He defeated Jessica Arneson in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

North Dakota State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Lee Incumbent 61.7% 4,516
     Democratic Jessica Arneson 38.2% 2,795
     Other Write-in 0.2% 11
Total Votes 7,322

2008

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Lee was re-elected to the 22nd District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting John Lund (D).[3] Lee raised $8,601 for his campaign, while Lund raised $3,600.[4]

North Dakota Senate, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Lee (R) 5,222
John Lund (D) 4,070

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lee is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Lee raised a total of $18,213 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[5]

Gary Lee's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State Senate, District 22 Won $6,900
2010 North Dakota State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $250
2008 North Dakota State Senate, District 22 Won $8,601
2006 North Dakota State Senate, District 22 Not up for election $0
2004 North Dakota State Senate, District 22 Won $1,212
2002 North Dakota State Senate, District 22 Won $1,250
Grand Total Raised $18,213

2012

Lee won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lee raised a total of $6,900.
North Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gary Lee's campaign in 2012
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Association of Realtors$1,000
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives$750
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$600
Marathon Oil$600
Total Raised in 2012$6,900
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Lee was not up for election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Lee raised a total of $250.

2008

Lee won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Lee raised a total of $8,601.

2004

Lee won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Lee raised a total of $1,212.

2002

Lee won election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Lee raised a total of $1,250.

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.[6] Lee received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 2.77% of state spending. On policy, Lee was ranked 15th and on spending was ranked 24th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[7]

Personal

Lee and his wife, Joan, have two children. They currently reside in Casselton, North Dakota. He is actively involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Dakota State Senate District 22
2000–present
Succeeded by
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