|North Dakota State Senate District 19|
|2010 - 2012|
|Per diem||Up to $1,040/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|North Dakota House of Representatives of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||North Dakota State University, 1970|
|Date of birth||September 18, 1947|
|Place of birth||Sharon, ND|
Uglem is a private pilot. His professional experience includes farming, civil and design engineer, and EMT. Uglem earned his B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from North Dakota University in 1970. He and his wife, Jo Anne, have two children; Shannon and Nicole.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Uglem served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Uglem served on these House committees:
- Agriculture Committee, North Dakota House
- Constitutional Revision Committee, North Dakota House
- Human Services Committee, North Dakota House
2012 Walsh County Pro Life survey
A controversy ensued after Walsh County Pro Life changed Uglem's answers to its 2012 political survey. The group reversed several of Uglem's pro-life responses, arguing that his answers contradicted his voting record. The group noted the changes on the survey, but Uglem disputes their interpretation of his record. Uglem holds that in one case the bill he opposed had no chance of being upheld by courts because it gave personhood to fertilized eggs. Uglem also cited concerns that, if overturned, the law could harm the anti-abortion movement.
Uglem ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 19. Uglem was defeated by Tom Campbell in the Republican primary on June 12. Julius M. Wangler ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Dakota State Senate District 19 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Gerald Uglem Incumbent||45.7%||1,084|
Uglem did not run for re-election to the House of Representatives. Instead, he won election to the State Senate, District 19. He defeated incumbent senator Arthur Behm (D) in the general election on November 2.
|North Dakota Senate General Election, District 19 (2010)|
|Gerald Uglem (R)||2,298||64.12%|
|Arthur Behm (D)||1,277||35.63%|
|North Dakota House of Representatives, District 19|
|Gerald Uglem (R)||1,550|
|Chris Griffin (D-NPL)||1,792|
|Erin E Braaten (D-NPL)||1,328|
|Thomas Brusegaard (R)||1,297|
In 2010, Uglem received $4,500 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gerald Uglem's campaign in 2010|
|North Dakota Republican Senate Caucus||$500|
|North Dakota Long Term Care Association||$500|
|North Dakota Petroleum Council||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$4,500|
In 2006, Uglem collected $1,550 in donations.
These were the contributors in 2006.
|North Dakota Lignite Council||$500|
|North Dakota Association Of Rural Electric Cooperatives||$400|
|North Dakota Association Of Telephone Cooperatives||$350|
|North Dakota Long Term Care Association||$300|
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. Uglem received a score of 62.07% on policy legislation and voted against 2.44% of state spending. On policy, Uglem was ranked 34th and on spending was ranked 31st, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.
Uglem and his wife Jo Anne have two children.
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002
- Project Vote Smart - Uglem
- Pharmacy Flash, "Pro-life group changes survey answers of N.D. legislators," June 1, 2012
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 25, 2012
- North Dakota VOICES - Secretary of State, "Official Results, Primary Election - June 12, 2012," accessed July 23, 2012
- North Dakota 2010 General Election Results
- North Dakota House of Representatives official election results for 2006
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 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
Arthur Behm (D)
|North Dakota State Senate District 19
| Succeeded by|
Tom Campbell (R)
|North Dakota House Of Representatives District 19
| Succeeded by|
Gary Paur (R) Wayne Trottier (R)
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