Tim Mathern

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Tim Mathern
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North Dakota State Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
1986-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 28
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University, 1971
Master'sUniversity of Nebraska Lincoln, 1980
Personal
BirthdayApril 19, 1950
Place of birthEdgeley, ND
ProfessionDirector, Public Policy, Prairie Saint John's Hospital
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tim Mathern (b. April 19, 1950) is a Democratic member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986. Mathern has previously served as Senate Minority Leader and Assistant Senate Majority Leader.

Biography

Mathern earned his B.A. in Sociology from North Dakota State University in 1971. He received his M.S.W. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1980. Mathern also holds a M.P.A. from Harvard University earned in 2000. He has worked as a child welfare caseworker and Supervisor of Social Services with Catholic Family Service. Mathern has been the Director of Public Policy for Prairie Saint John's hospital since 2006.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mathern served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mathern served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Tim Mathern was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]

2010

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Mathern won re-election to the 11th District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the primary and was unchallenged in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3][4]

North Dakota Senate General Election, District 11 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Mathern(D) 3,449 95.38%
Write-in 167 4.62%

2006

See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Mathern was re-elected to the 11th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Daniel Narloch (R).[5] Mathern raised $6,568 for his campaign, while Narloch raised $1,000.[6]

North Dakota Senate, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Mathern (D) 2,746
Daniel Narloch (R) 1,296

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Mathern received $6,051 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tim Mathern's campaign in 2010
Kenney, Emmet$2,000
North Dakota Senate Democratic-NPL Caucus$750
Friends Of Byron Dorgan$500
DAK PAC$500
North Dakota Chiropractic Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $6,051

2006

In 2006, Mathern collected $6,568 in donations.[8]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA SENATE DEMOCRATIC-NPL CAUCUS $1,000
NORTH DAKOTA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION $650
MATHERN, VICTOR & TERRY $543

Scorecards

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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.[9] 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.[10] Mathern received a score of 24.24% on policy legislation and voted against 5.62% of state spending. On policy, Mathern was ranked 45th and on spending was ranked 14th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[11]

Personal

Mathern and his wife, Lorene, have four children.

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North Dakota State Senate District 11
1986–present
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