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Randel Christmann

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Randel Christmann
North Dakota Public Service Commission
In office
January 15, 2013-present
Term ends
Years in position 2
PredecessorTony Clark (R)
Assistant Majority Leader, North Dakota State Senate
Base salary$95,611
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$240,583
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota State Senate District 33
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University, 1982
Military service
Service/branchNorth Dakota National Guard
Years of service1977-1983
Date of birthJune 16, 1960
Place of birthHazen, ND
Office website
Campaign website
Randel Christmann (b. June 16, 1960) is a Republican member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission. He has served in this position since January 15, 2013.


Prior to being elected to the NDPSC, Christmann served as a Senate Assistant Majority Leader for the North Dakota State Senate[1].

Christmann has worked as a Truck Driver, Rancher, and Sign Manager. He was also in the North Dakota National Guard from 1977 to 1983. He is currently Director for West River Telecommunications.


  • B.S., Business Administration, North Dakota State University, 1982

Political career

North Dakota Public Service Commission (2013-present)

Christmann has served as a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission since 2013.

North Dakota State Senate (1995-2013)

Christmann represented District 33 in the North Dakota State Senate from 1995 to 2013.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: North Dakota down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Christmann won election to the North Dakota Public Service Commission in 2012.[2] He was unopposed in the June 12 Republican primary and defeated Brad Crabtree (D) and Joshua Voytek (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][3]

North Dakota Public Service Commission General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Christmann 54.6% 164,591
     Democratic Brad Crabtree 41.1% 123,978
     Libertarian Joshua Voytek 4.3% 13,098
Total Votes 301,667
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.


See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Christmann won re-election to the 33rd District seat in 2010.[4] He was unopposed in the primary[5] and was unchallenged in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

North Dakota Senate General Election, District 33 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Randel Christmann (R) 5,153 97.48%
Write-in 133 2.52%


On November 7, 2006, Christmann was re-elected to the 33rd District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting John Mahoney (D).[7] Christmann raised $10,250 for his campaign, while Mahoney raised $6,900.[8]

North Dakota Senate, District 33 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Randel Christmann (R) 3,349
John Mahoney (D) 2,522

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Christmann is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Christmann raised a total of $240,583 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.[9]

Randel Christmann's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 ND Public Service Commissioner Won $214,883
2010 ND State Senate Won $5,475
2008 ND State Senate Not up for election $1,250
2006 ND State Senate Won $10,250
2004 ND State Senate Not up for election $500
2002 ND State Senate Won $4,250
1998 ND State Senate Won $3,975
Grand Total Raised $240,583


Christmann won election to the position of North Dakota Public Service Commission in 2012. During that election cycle, Christmann raised a total of $214,883.


In 2010, Christmann received $5,475 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Randel Christmann's campaign in 2010
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$1,750
North Dakota Chiropractic Association$500
Basin Electric Power Cooperative$500
North Dakota Association Of Rural Electric Cooperatives$400
Total Raised in 2010 $5,475


In 2006, Christmann collected $10,250 in donations.[11]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount


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.[12] Christmann received a score of 100% on policy legislation and voted against 10.86% of state spending. On policy, Christmann was ranked 2nd and on spending was ranked 3rd, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[13]


Christmann has a wife, Bethanie.

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Political offices
Preceded by
North Dakota State Senate District 33
Succeeded by
Jessica K. Unruh (R)
Preceded by
Tony Clark (R)
North Dakota Public Service Commission
Succeeded by