|North Dakota Public Service Commission|
|2008 - Present|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2008|
|High school||Bottineau High School|
|Master's||North Dakota State University|
|Ph.D.||North Dakota State University|
|Service/branch||U.S. Marine Corps|
|Place of birth||Bottinuea, North Dakota|
Kalk was born and raised in Bottineau, North Dakota. Three years after he graduated from Bottineau High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as a communications non-commissioned officer and deployed in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. While serving, Kalk earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Campbell University in North Carolina, and was selected to attend Officers Candidate School, after which he was commissioned and became a logistics officer.
In June 1999, Kalk was selected to participate in the Marine Corps Advanced Degree Program, returned to North Dakota, and earned a master's degree in environmental engineering from North Dakota State University. He returned to military service after graduating and worked for two years as the base environmental compliance officer at Camp Pendleton, during which time he deployed to both Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
In 2003, he again returned to North Dakota to assume command of the Fargo Military Entrance Processing Station until his retirement. During that time, he earned a doctorate in natural resource management from North Dakota State University. After his retirement, Kalk was hired by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU, where he taught courses in political science, transportation and logistics, and natural resource management.
- Bottineau High School
- Bachelor's degree in political science - Campbell University
- Master's degree in environmental engineering - North Dakota State University
- PhD in natural resource management - North Dakota State University
Chair, North Dakota Public Service Commission (2009-present)
Kalk is the current chairman of the three member North Dakota Public Services Commission. He was first elected to the commission in November 2008.
Kalk ran for re-election to the office of North Dakota Public Service Commissioner. Kalk sought the Republican nomination in the primary on June 10. The general election took place November 4, 2014.
Kalk ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Dakota At-large district. He was defeated by Kevin Cramer in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012. The general election was November 6, 2012.
According to the Washington Post, North Dakota was a battleground district in 2012, with incumbent Rick Berg running for Senate and Republicans duking it out in the primary. Democrat Pam Gulleson vastly outraised the Republican candidates, and had a "fighting chance" in a conservative state.
|North Dakota's Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
|North Dakota Public Service Commission, 2008|
|Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State|
Comprehensive donor information for Kalk is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Kalk raised a total of $184,151 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.
|Brian Kalk's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||ND Public Service Commissioner||$1,000|
|2010||ND Public Service Commissioner||$23,315|
|2008||ND Public Service Commissioner||$159,836|
|Grand Total Raised||$184,151|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Brian Kalk's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Brian Kalk's Campaign Contributions|
North Dakota Public Service Commission
|Total Raised by General Election Opponents||$113,835|
|Top 5 contributions||Corbin Robertson, Jr.||$5,000|
|North Dakota Association of Realtors||$5,000|
|North Dakota Farm Bureau||$5,000|
|North Dakota Lignite Council||$3,500|
|FPL Energy and|
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- North Dakota Public Service Commission
- Kalk's official biography
- Official 2012 campaign website for U.S. House
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- LinkedIn profile
- Twitter profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," April 9, 2014
- ND.gov, "The commission: Meet the commissioners; Commissioner Brian P. Kalk," accessed September 22, 2011
- Roll Call, "Kalk to Run for House Instead of Senate in North Dakota," May 20, 2011
- North Dakota Secretary of State-2012 Primary Results
- Washington Post blog, "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012
- North Dakota Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Brian Kalk," accessed May 20, 2013
- Follow the Money.org, "Home," accessed February 17, 2015
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