|North Dakota House of Representatives District 31|
|December 1, 2010-Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||Up to $1,351/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Minot Model High School|
|Bachelor's||Utah State University, 1972|
|Place of birth||Cando, ND|
Schmidt earned a diploma from Minot Model High School. He received his B.S. in Wildlife Management from Utah State University in 1972. Schmidt worked for 33 years with the United States Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service before retirement. He currently manages a 900-acre farm.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schmidt served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy and Natural Resources|
|• Finance and Taxation|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schmidt served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Services|
Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 10, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent James Schmidt and incumbent Karen Rohr are unopposed in the Republican primary, while LaDonna Allard and Mike Faith are unopposed in the Democratic primary.
|North Dakota State House, District 31|
|Karen Rohr (R)||2,523|
|James Schmidt (R)||2,434|
|James Kerzman (D)||1,967|
|Chad Harrison (D)||1,578|
In 2010, Schmidt raised a total of $4,792 in campaign contributions.
His five campaign contributors in 2010 were:
|North Dakota Republican Senate Caucus||$1,892|
|North Dakota Association of Realtors||$1,050|
|House Republican Caucus of North Dakota||$1,000|
|Lignite Energy Council||$500|
|North Dakota Petroleum Council||$350|
North Dakota Legislative Review
- See also: North Dakota Legislative Review
The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization, 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. Schmidt received a score of 63.86% on policy legislation and voted against 27.98% of state spending. Schmidt was ranked 34th on policy and 7th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.
Schmidt has two children and currently resides in Mandan, North Dakota.
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- Official campaign Website
- Profile from the North Dakota House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2014
- Unofficial North Dakota House of Representatives General Election Results
- 2010 campaign contributions
- North Dakota Policy Council "The North Dakota Legislative Review - 2011," accessed January 20, 2014
- North Dakota Policy Council "2011 North Dakota Legislative Review Rankings," accessed January 26, 2014
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