|North Dakota House of Representatives District 39|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||22|
|Per diem||Up to $1,351/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||July 28, 1959|
|Place of birth||Bowman, ND|
Kempenich attended Black Hills State in 1980. He owns Box K Trucking and previously worked as a rancher.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kempenich served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kempenich served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kempenich served on the following committee:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
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 Keith Kempenich and Denton Zubke are unopposed in the Republican primary, while Greg Tank and Maddison Voigt are unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Kempenich won re-election to one of two seats in District 39 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Kempenich and fellow incumbent David Drovdal (R) defeated Aaron Judkins (D) in the November 2 general election.
|North Dakota State House, District 39|
|Keith Kempenich (R)||4,337|
|David Drovdal (R)||4,220|
|Aaron Judkins (D)||1,530|
|North Dakota House of Representatives, District 39|
|Keith Kempenich (R)||3,884|
|David Drovdal (R)||3,955|
In 2010, Kempenich received $3,950 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Keith Kempenich's campaign in 2010|
|Lignite Energy Council||$1,000|
|North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives||$500|
|North Dakota Long Term Care Association||$500|
|North Dakota Chiropractic Association||$400|
|Total Raised in 2010||$3,950|
In 2006, Kempenich collected $2,234 in donations.
These were the contributors in 2006.
|NORTH DAKOTA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION||$650|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES||$400|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES||$300|
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. Kempenich received a score of 84.34% on policy legislation and voted against 9.28% of state spending. Kempenich was ranked 6th on policy and 28th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.
Kempenich and his wife, Melinda, have three children. They currently reside in Bowman, North Dakota.
- 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, 2008, 2006, 2002
- Rep. Kempenich State Surge sponsored bills
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Kempenich
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 9, 2014
- 2010 Candidate List
- Unofficial North Dakota House of Representatives General Election Results
- North Dakota House of Representatives official election results for 2006
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2006 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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