|North Dakota State Senate District 47|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||15|
|Per diem||Up to $1,351/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|North Dakota State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||St. John's University|
|Master's||Medical College of Wisconsin|
|M.D.||Marquette University School of Medicine|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
Kilzer served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1996 to 1998.
Kilzer earned his B.A. from St. John's University. He later received his M.D. from Marquette University School of Medicine. Kilzer also holds a M.P.H. from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is an orthopedic surgeon and a Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. Kilzer is a veteran of the United States Army.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kilzer served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kilzer served on this committee:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kilzer served on this committee:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|North Dakota Senate General Election, District 47 (2010)|
|Ralph Kilzer (R)||6,739||80.22%|
|Garrett Whitecalfe (I)||1,648||19.62%|
On November 7, 2006, Kilzer was re-elected to the 47th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Nicole Tribitt (D).  Kilzer raised $1,550 for his campaign, while Tribitt raised $900. 
|North Dakota Senate, District 47 (2008)|
|Ralph Kilzer (R)||4,963|
|Nicole Tribitt (D)||2,380|
In 2010, Kilzer received $2,900 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ralph Kilzer's campaign in 2010|
|Lignite Energy Council||$1,000|
|North Dakota Long Term Care Association||$500|
|North Dakota Medical Association||$500|
|North Dakota Chiropractic Association||$300|
|Independent Community Banks Of North Dakota||$300|
|Total Raised in 2010||$2,900|
In 2006, Kilzer collected $1,550 in donations.
These were his four contributors.
|NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL||$500|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES||$400|
|NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS||$350|
|MDU RESOURCES GROUP||$300|
Kilzer and his wife, Marcia, have six children. They currently reside in Bismarck, North Dakota.
- Biography from the North Dakota State Senate website
- Legislative profile Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
|North Dakota State Senate District 47
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