Jon Nelson

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Jon Nelson
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 14
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
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
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jon Nelson is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

He previously represented District 7 in the House from 2006 to 2012.

Biography

Nelson attended Minot State University and North Dakota State University-Bottineau. His professional experience includes working as a farmer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nelson ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 14. Nelson and incumbent Robin Weisz defeated Duane DeKrey in the Republican primary on June 12. They were unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Weisz Incumbent 50.9% 5,364
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJon Nelson Incumbent 49.1% 5,166
Total Votes 10,530
North Dakota House of Representatives District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJon Nelson 33.7% 1,855
Green check mark transparent.pngRobin Weisz Incumbent 33.6% 1,849
Duane Lee DeKrey Incumbent 32.6% 1,793
Total Votes 5,497

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jon Nelson won re-election to one of two seats in District 7 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Dick Anderson (R) and Nelson defeated Marie Marshall (D) and Cindy Shattuck (D).[4] The election took place on November 2, 2010.[5]

North Dakota State House, District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Nelson (R) 3,110
Green check mark transparent.png Dick Anderson (R) 2,822
Marie Marshall (D) 2,305
Cindy Shattuck (D) 2,251

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Nelson won election by finishing 2nd out of 4 candidates for District 7 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[6]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Nelson (R) 2,718
Green check mark transparent.png Arlo Schmidt (D-NPL) 2,959
Tom Bodine (R) 2,358

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nelson is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Nelson raised a total of $30,802 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[7]

Jon Nelson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 14 Won $1,975
2010 North Dakota State House, District 7 Won $10,551
2008 North Dakota State House, District 7 Not up for election $0
2006 North Dakota State House, District 7 Won $13,725
2002 North Dakota State House, District 7 Won $4,201
1998 North Dakota State House, District 7 Won $350
Grand Total Raised $30,802

2012

Nelson won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $1,975.
North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jon Nelson's campaign in 2012
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives$600
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$600
North Dakota Chiropractic Association$500
North Dakota Education Association$275
Total Raised in 2012$1,975
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Nelson won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $10,551.

2006

Nelson won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $13,725.

2002

Nelson won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $4,201.

1998

Nelson won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $350.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in North Dakota

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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.[8] 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.[9] Nelson received a score of 34.94% on policy legislation and voted against 4.15% of state spending. Nelson was ranked 65th on policy and 48th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[10]

Personal

Nelson and his wife, Shirley, have three children. They currently reside in Rugby, North Dakota.[1]

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