|North Dakota State Senate District 35|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||Up to $1,351/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|North Dakota State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||North Dakota State University|
|Associate's||Bismarck State College|
|Master's||University of North Dakota|
She has been a small business owner of Buy-Rite Grocery, an Assistant Director of Community Affairs for the Department of Transportation, and a secondary English Teacher at both public and private schools. In 1993, she began writing a weekly editorial column for the Bismark Tribune. She served for two terms in the North Dakota House of Representatives for two sessions beginning in 2003.
Sitte holds a bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University and a master's degree from the University of North Dakota. She and her husband David have four grown children.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sitte served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sitte served on these committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
Law enforcement drones
On January 21, 2013, Sitte and Representatives Rick Becker, Dick Anderson, Thomas Beadle, Joe Heilman, Curt Hofstad, David Monson, Karen Rohr, Nathan Toman, and Ben Hanson introduced HB 1373 to restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by law enforcement agencies. This bill would require agencies to receive a court warrant for any drone use, and such warrants would only be obtainable for felony investigations. Exceptions would be made for drones used to patrol the Canadian border, aid law enforcement agencies where there is "reasonable suspicion" that quick action is necessary, and evaluate damage during and after natural disasters. HB 1373 would also allow people injured by governmental violation of these restrictions to sue the offending law enforcement agencies. The bill would expressly prohibit surveillance by drones with lethal or non-lethal weapons, private surveillance of other private parties without informed consent, and surveillance of people exercising their constitutional rights of free speech and assembly. On January 28, the North Dakota House's Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the bill.
|North Dakota Senate General Election, District 35 (2010)|
|Margaret Sitte (R)||3,451||59.47%|
|Nick Archuleta (D)||2,343||40.38%|
In 2010, Sitte raised a total of $6,750 in campaign contributions.
Her four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
|Lignite Energy Council||$1,000|
|North Dakota Republican Senate Caucus||$1,000|
|North Dakota Petroleum Council||$750|
Sitte and her husband David have four children.
- Official Campaign Website
- Senate website
- Official Project Vote Smart biography
- Official Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
Tracy Potter (D)
|North Dakota State Senate District 35
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