Kent Conrad

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Kent Conrad
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U.S. Senate, North Dakota
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 28
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 7, 2006
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota Tax Commissioner
Bachelor'sStanford University, 1971
Master'sGeorge Washington University, 1975
Date of birthMarch 12, 1948
Place of birthBismarck, ND
Office website

Kent Conrad (b. March 12, 1948) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from the state of North Dakota. Conrad was first elected to the Senate in 1986.


Below is an abbreviated outline of Conrad's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1967: Attended the University of Missouri, Columbia
  • 1971: Graduated from Stanford University
  • 1975: Received a graduate degree from George Washington University
  • 1974-1980: Worked as assistant to the tax commissioner, Bismarck
  • 1981-1986: Served as tax commissioner, State of North Dakota
  • 1987-Present: U.S Senator from North Dakota

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate


  • Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
    • Subcommittee on Domestic and Foreign Marketing, Inspection, and Plant and Animal Health
    • Subcommittee on Energy, Science and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Production, Income Protection and Price Support
  • Budget
  • Finance
    • Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
    • Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
    • Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
  • Indian Affairs
  • Taxation
  • Intelligence


Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Conrad votes with the Democratic Party 92.6% of the time. This ranks 33rd among the 51 Senate Democrats in 2011.[2]



On November 7, 2006, Conrad won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Dwight Grotberg, Roland Riemers, and James Germalic in the general election.[3]

Campaign donors


Conrad won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2006. During that re-election cycle, Conrad's campaign committee raised a total of $5,866,380 and spent $4,029,075.[4]

His top 5 contributors between 2001-2006 were:


Conrad and his wife, Lucy Calautti, have one child, Jessamyn.

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
Jocelyn Burdick
U.S. Senate - North Dakota
Succeeded by