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Revision as of 20:15, 11 July 2013

Al Carlson
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 41
Incumbent
In office
1992-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 22
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, North Dakota House of Representatives
2011-Present
Compensation
Base salary$152/day
Per diemUp to $1,351/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University, 1970
Associate'sNorth Dakota State School of Science, 1968
Personal
BirthdayNovember 21, 1948
Place of birthBreckenridge, MN
ProfessionContractor
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Al Carlson (b. November 21, 1948) is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 41. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. Carlson currently serves as Majority Leader.

Biography

Carlson earned an A.S. from North Dakota State School of Science and B.S. from North Dakota State University. He is a contractor and realtor with Carlson Construction.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Note: As Majority Leader, Carlson does not sit on any standing committees.

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Carlson was not appointed to any committees.

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Carlson was not appointed to any committees.

Issues

Interim Committee Controversy

On May 25, 2011 the Legislative Management Committee appointed members to the state's interim committees. Historically, majority and minority members of the Legislative Management Committee are appointed as chairs of the interim committees. However in 2011, only Republican legislators were appointed to chair interim committees. House Minority Leader Jerome Kelsh (D) called the move partisan and a "break with tradition." House Majority Leader Carlson argued that the appointments reflected wishes of voters in electing Republican candidates. Regardless of the particular committee chair, Republicans will be a majority on all committees. Only a few state permit minority committee chairs.[2]

Elections

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Carlson won re-election to one of two seats in District 41 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Carlson and fellow incumbent Bette Grande (R) defeated Tyrel Hegland (D) in the November 2 general election.[3] [4]

North Dakota State House, District 41
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Al Carlson (R) 3,016
Green check mark transparent.png Bette Grande (R) 2,750
Tyrel Hegland (D) 2,153

2006

On November 7, 2006, Carlson won election by finishing 1st out of 2 candidates for District 41 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[5]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 41
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Al Carlson (R) 2,903
Green check mark transparent.png Bette Grande (D-NPL) 2,652

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Carlson received $8,000 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Al Carlson's campaign in 2010
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$1,000
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
Associated General Contractors Of North Dakota$500
Grosz, Albert$500
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $8,000

2006

In 2006, Carlson collected $2,100 in donations.[7]

These were the largest contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES $500
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF NORTH DAKOTA $500
NORTH DAKOTA LONG TERM CARE ASSOCIATION $300
NORTH DAKOTA CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION $300

Personal

Carlson and his wife, Sharon, have three children. They currently reside in Fargo, North Dakota.

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