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}}{{tnr}}'''Al Carlson''' (b. November 21, 1948) is a [[Republican Party|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 [[State House Majority Leader|Majority Leader]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Al Carlson''' (b. November 21, 1948) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[North Dakota House of Representatives]], representing [[North Dakota House of Representatives District 41|District 41]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 1992. Carlson currently serves as [[State House Majority Leader|Majority Leader]].
  
 
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Revision as of 13:43, 14 May 2014

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 his A.S. from the North Dakota State School of Science and his 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

2014

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Bette Grande and incumbent Al Carlson were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Pamela Anderson and Sheila Christensen defeated Lillian Jones in the Democratic primary. Anderson, Christensen, Grande and Carlson will face off in the general election.[3][4]

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.[5][6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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

Scorecards

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] Carlson received a score of 68.67% on policy legislation and voted against 1.85% of state spending. Carlson was ranked 30th on policy and 94th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[11]

Personal

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

See also

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