Gary Sukut

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Gary Sukut
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 1
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
High schoolWilliston High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Dakota
Master'sUniversity of North Dakota
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gary R. Sukut is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Sukut earned his B.A. and M.A. from the University of North Dakota. His professional experience includes being the owner and operator of an office equipment business before retirement.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Industry, Business and Labor
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sukut served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sukut served on the following committee:

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Patrick Hatlestad and incumbent Gary Sukut defeated T.J. Corcoran in the Republican primary, while Joseph E Adducci was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Adducci, Hatlestad and Sukut will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sukut won re-election to one of two seats in District 1 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Fellow Republican incumbent Patrick Hatlestad also won re-election.[4] The election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

North Dakota State House, District 1 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick Hatlestad (R) 3015
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Sukut (R) 2939

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Hatlestad won election by finishing 1st out of 3 candidates for District 1 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[6]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 1
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Sukut (R) 2,448
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick Hatlestad (R) 2,396
Dan Gerhardt (D-NPL) 1,599

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Sukut received $600 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gary Sukut's campaign in 2010
Independent Community Banks Of North Dakota$300
Marathon Oil$300
Total Raised in 2010 $600

2006

In 2006, Sukut collected $2,250 in donations.[8]

These were the contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN HOUSE CAUCUS $750
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $400
MARATHON OIL $300
NORTH DAKOTA PETROLEUM COUNCIL $300
CYMBALUK, ROGER $250
SOGARD, PAT $250

Scorecards

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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] Sukut received a score of 50.60% on policy legislation and voted against 1.89% of state spending. Sukut was ranked 44th on policy and 93rd on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[11]

Personal

Sukut and his wife, Leora, have three children. They currently reside in Williston, North Dakota.[1]

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