|North Dakota State Senate District 12|
|1966 - 2012|
|President Pro Tempore, North Dakota State Senate|
|Majority Leader, North Dakota State Senate|
|Per diem||Up to $1,040/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|J.D.||University of North Dakota Law School|
Nething's professional experience consists of service within the United States Military where he was stationed in Korea and as a lawyer.
Dave Nething attended Jamestown College and later graduated from the University of North Dakota with his Juris Doctor degree.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nething served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nething served on these committees:
Nething did not run for re-election in 2012.
On November 4, 2008, Nething was re-elected to the 12th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting John Grabinger (D).  Nething raised $20,180 for his campaign, while Grabinger raised $18,455. 
|North Dakota Senate, District 12 (2008)|
|Dave Nething (R)||2,974|
|John Grabinger (D)||2,966|
In 2008, Nething collected $20,180 in donations.
These were the largest contributors.
|FAGERHOLT, ALLYN & MARION||$1,000|
|MED HEALTH PAC||$1,000|
|LIGNITE ENERGY COUNCIL||$1,000|
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. Nething received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 1.10% of state spending. On policy, Nething was ranked 27th and on spending was ranked 47th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.
Dave Nething grew up in Jamestown, North Dakota and is currently married to Majorie Nething with three children.
- Biography from the North Dakota State Senate website
- Legislative profile Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000
- 2008 election results, North Dakota Senate
- North Dakota Senate spending, 2008
- 2008 contributions
- North Dakota Policy Council, "The North Dakota Legislative Review - 2011," accessed January 20, 2014
- North Dakota Policy Council "2011 North Dakota Legislative Review Rankings," accessed January 26, 2014
|North Dakota State Senate District 12
| Succeeded by|
John Grabinger (D)