Larry Robinson

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Larry Robinson
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North Dakota State Senate District 24
Incumbent
In office
1989-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 25
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Appointed1989
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sValley City State University
Master'sNorth Dakota State University
Personal
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Larry J. Robinson is a Democratic member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 24. He was first appointed to the chamber in 1989.

Biography

Robinson earned his B.S. from Valley City State University and his M.S. from North Dakota State University. Robinson has worked as Director of External Services, Director of Auxiliary Services and Executive Director of University Advancement for Valley City State University.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Robinson served on this committee:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Robinson served on this committee:

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Robinson ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 24. Robinson ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12. He defeated Keith E. Hovland in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

North Dakota State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Robinson Incumbent 55.8% 3,836
     Republican Keith E. Hovland 44% 3,024
     Other Write-in 0.2% 13
Total Votes 6,873

2008

On November 4, 2008, Robinson was re-elected to the 24th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Dwight Grotberg (R).[3] Robinson raised $6,000 for his campaign, while Grotberg raised $8,322.[4]

North Dakota Senate, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Robinson (D) 3,958
Dwight Grotberg (R) 2,636

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Robinson is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Robinson raised a total of $21,776 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.[5]

Larry Robinson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State Senate, District 24 Won $10,551
2010 North Dakota State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State Senate, District 24 Won $6,000
2006 North Dakota State Senate, District 24 Not up for election $0
2004 North Dakota State Senate, District 24 Won $3,225
2000 North Dakota State Senate, District 24 Won $2,000
Grand Total Raised $21,776

2012

Robinson won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Robinson raised a total of $10,551.
North Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Robinson's campaign in 2012
North Dakota Senate Democratic-NPL Caucus$2,200
North Dakota Education Association$1,100
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Public Employees$800
North Dakota Telephone Cooperatives$750
Total Raised in 2012$10,551
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Robinson won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Robinson raised a total of $6,000.

2004

Robinson won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Robinson raised a total of $3,225.

2000

Robinson won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Robinson raised a total of $2,000.

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.[6] 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.[7] Robinson received a score of 33.33% on policy legislation and voted against 2.02% of state spending. On policy, Robinson was ranked 41st and on spending was ranked 41st, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[8]

Personal

Robinson and his wife, Mary Lee, have two children. They currently reside in Valley City, North Dakota.

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North Dakota State Senate District 24
1989–present
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