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Tony Clark
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North Dakota Public Service Commission
Retired
In office
2000 - June 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last election2006
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota House of Representative
1994 - 1997
Education
High schoolFargo North High School
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University
Master'sUniversity of North Dakota
Personal
BirthdayDecember 31, 1971
Place of birthPlatteville, Wisconsin
Tony Clark (b. December 31, 1971) was the Republican Chairman of the North Dakota Public Service Commission from 2000-2012. Clark was first elected in 2000, and re-elected in 2006. He resigned on June 15, 2012 to take an appointment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Brian Kalk succeeded Clark as Commission Chair.[1][2] He was be succeeded by Randy Christmann (R), who won election on November 6, 2012.

Biography

Tony Clark was born in Platteville, Wisconsin. From an early age, he was involved with the Boy Scouts throughout his childhood, eventually earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He remains active within the organization as an adult leader.

Clark graduated from Fargo North High School, and went on to study political science and history education at North Dakota State University, graduating with a bachelor of arts in 1994. He later earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of North Dakota.[3]

Education

  • Fargo North High School
  • B.A., Politics science and history education, North Dakota State University, 1994
  • MPA, University of North Dakota

Political career

North Dakota Public Service Commission (2000-2012)

Clark resigned from the Public Service Commission on June 15, 2012 to accept an appointment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He was given the oath of office by North Dakota Senator John Hoeven. The day before assuming his new role as Commissioner for the federal government, the North Dakota PSC reportedly presented him with a global positioning system device for his car as a parting gift and praised him for his twelve years of service. He will be succeeded as Chairman by Brian Kalk.[4]

North Dakota Commission Chair of Labor

Before his election to the commission in 2000, Clark served as the Commissioner of Labor under former Governor of North Dakota Ed Schafer.

North Dakota House of Representative (1994-1997)

Clark represented District 44 (Fargo) in the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Elections

2012

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

Clark did not seek re-election to the North Dakota Public Service Commission in 2012.[5] Randy Christmann (R) won election on November 6, 2012.

2006

On November 7, 2006, Tony Clark won re-election to the office of North Dakota Public Service Commission. He defeated Cheryl Bergian (D-NPL) in the general election.

North Dakota Public Service Commission, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTony Clark Incumbent 52.3% 110,002
     Democratic Cheryl Bergian 47.7% 100,233
Total Votes 210,235
Election Results Via: North Dakota Secretary of State

2000

On November 7, 2000, Tony Clark won election to the office of North Dakota Public Service Commission. He defeated Vern Thompson (D-NPL) in the general election.

North Dakota Public Service Commission, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTony Clark 50.2% 134,915
     Democratic Vern Thompson 49.8% 133,856
Total Votes 268,771
Election Results Via: North Dakota Secretary of State

Campaign donors

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Personal

Clark and his wife, Amy, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Dakota Public Service Commission
2000 - 2012
Succeeded by
Randy Christmann