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Jerry Klein

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Jerry Klein
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North Dakota State Senate District 14
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President Pro Tempore, North Dakota State Senate
2009 - 2011
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMary College, 1973
Personal
BirthdayNovember 21, 1951
Place of birthAberdeen, SD
ProfessionGrocer
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jerry Klein (b. November 21, 1951) is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996. Klein is the Assistant Majority Leader in the 2013 session, and served as President Pro Tempore in the 2009 session.

Biography

Klein attended Bismarck Junior College and earned his Bachelor's degree at Mary College in 1973. He is currently a grocery store owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Klein ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 14. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

North Dakota State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Klein Incumbent 98.7% 6,535
     Other Write-in 1.3% 86
Total Votes 6,621

2008

On November 4, 2008, Klein was re-elected to the 14th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Jim Long (D).[3] Klein raised $9,950 for his campaign, while Long raised $3,050.[4]

North Dakota Senate, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Klein (R) 4,096

Jim Long (D) 2,415

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Klein is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Klein raised a total of $23,375 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[5]

Jerry Klein's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State Senate, District 14 Won $7,375
2010 North Dakota State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $800
2008 North Dakota State Senate, District 14 Won $9,950
2006 North Dakota State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $1,000
2004 North Dakota State Senate, District 14 Won $3,250
2000 North Dakota State Senate, District 14 Won $1,000
Grand Total Raised $23,375

2012

Klein won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Klein raised a total of $7,375.
North Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Klein's campaign in 2012
Professional Insurance Agents of North Dakota$1,000
North Dakota Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors$1,000
Weckerly, Norman$1,000
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives$600
Independent Community Banks of North Dakota$500
Total Raised in 2012$7,375
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Klein was not up for election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Klein raised a total of $800.

2008

Klein won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Klein raised a total of $9,950.

2006

Klein was not up for election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Klein raised a total of $1,000.

2004

Klein won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Klein raised a total of $3,250.

2000

Klein won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Klein raised a total of $1,000.

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] Klein received a score of 75.76% on policy legislation and voted against 9.54% of state spending. On policy, Klein was ranked 28th and on spending was ranked 8th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[7]

Personal

Klein and his wife, Bev, have four children. They currently reside in Fessenden, North Dakota.

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North Dakota State Senate District 14
1996–present
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