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Curt Hofstad
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 15
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Curt Hofstad is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Hofstad earned a B.S. from North Dakota State University. His professional experience includes working as a farmer and previously worked at the Devils Lake Airport Authority.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Natural Resources
Human Services

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hofstad served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hofstad served on the following committee:

Issues

Law enforcement drones

On January 21, 2013, Hofstad, fellow Representatives Rick Becker, Dick Anderson, Thomas Beadle, Joe Heilman, David Monson, Karen Rohr, Nathan Toman, and Ben Hanson and Senator Margaret Sitte introduced HB 1373 to restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by law enforcement agencies. This bill would require agencies to receive a court warrant for any drone use, and such warrants would only be obtainable for felony investigations. Exceptions would be made for drones used to patrol the Canadian border, aid law enforcement agencies where there is "reasonable suspicion" that quick action is necessary, and evaluate damage during and after natural disasters. HB 1373 would also allow people injured by governmental violation of these restrictions to sue the offending law enforcement agencies. The bill would expressly prohibit surveillance by drones with lethal or non-lethal weapons, private surveillance of other private parties without informed consent, and surveillance of people exercising their constitutional rights of free speech and assembly.[2][3] On January 28, the Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the bill.[4]

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Curt Hofstad and incumbent Dennis Johnson were unopposed in the Republican primary and are unchallenged in the general election.[5][6]

2010

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hofstad (R) won re-election to one of two seats in District 15 of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Hofstad and fellow Republican incumbent Dennis Johnson faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

North Dakota State House, District 15
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Johnson (R) 3,553
Green check mark transparent.png Curt Hofstad (R) 3,442

2006

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Johnson won election by finishing 1st out of 4 candidates for District 15 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[9]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 15
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Curt Hofstad (R) 2,320
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Johnson (R) 2,398
Beverly A Honkola (D-NPL) 1,959
Russell Pearson (D-NPL) 1,893

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Hofstad received $1,500 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

North Dakota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Curt Hofstad's campaign in 2010
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$500
North Dakota Association Of Rural Electric Cooperatives$400
Independent Community Banks Of North Dakota$300
Marathon Oil$300
Total Raised in 2010 $1,500

2006

In 2006, Hofstad collected $7,700 in donations.[11]

These were the contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
DISTRICT 15 REPUBLICANS $6,950
HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS OF NORTH DAKOTA $750

Scorecards

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.[12] Hofstad received a score of 42.17% on policy legislation and voted against 3.56% of state spending. Hofstad was ranked 54th on policy and 54th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[13]

Personal

Hofstad and his wife, Annette, have three children. They currently reside in Devils Lake, North Dakota.[1]

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