Gerald Uglem

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Gerald Uglem
North Dakota State Senate District 19
Former member
In office
2010 - 2012
Base salary$148/day
Per diemUp to $1,040/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota House of Representatives of Representatives
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University, 1970
Date of birthSeptember 18, 1947
Place of birthSharon, ND
ProfessionPrivate Pilot
Office website
Gerald Uglem (b. September 18, 1947) is a former Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 31 from 2010 to 2012. He represented the 19th District in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 2003 to 2010.

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.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Uglem served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Uglem served on these House committees:



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.[2]



See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

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.[3][4]

North Dakota State Senate District 19 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Campbell 54.3% 1,287
Gerald Uglem Incumbent 45.7% 1,084
Total Votes 2,371


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.[5]

North Dakota Senate General Election, District 19 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald Uglem (R) 2,298 64.12%
Arthur Behm (D) 1,277 35.63%


On November 7, 2006, Uglem won election by finishing 2nd out of 4 candidates for District 19 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[6]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 19
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gerald Uglem (R) 1,550
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Griffin (D-NPL) 1,792
Erin E Braaten (D-NPL) 1,328
Thomas Brusegaard (R) 1,297

Campaign donors


In 2010, Uglem received $4,500 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


In 2006, Uglem collected $1,550 in donations.[8]

These were the contributors in 2006.

Donor Amount
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

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.[9] 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.[10]


Uglem and his wife Jo Anne have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Behm (D)
North Dakota State Senate District 19
Succeeded by
Tom Campbell (R)
Preceded by
North Dakota House Of Representatives District 19
Succeeded by
Gary Paur (R) Wayne Trottier (R)