|U.S. Senate, North Dakota|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position (current service)||21|
|Years in position (previous service)||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 7, 2006|
|First elected||November 4, 1986|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|North Dakota Tax Commissioner|
|Bachelor's||Stanford University, 1971|
|Master's||George Washington University, 1975|
|Birthday||March 12, 1948|
|Place of birth||Bismarck, ND|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Analysis
- 7 Recent news
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Below is an abbreviated outline of Conrad's academic, professional and political career:
- 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
- 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
- Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
- Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
- Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
- Indian Affairs
Conrad is not running for re-election in 2012. Heidi Heitkamp and Tom Potter are seeking the Democratic nomination in the June 12, 2012 primary. Rick Berg and Duane Sand are seeking the Republican nomination.
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.
His top 5 contributors between 2001-2006 were:
|U.S. Senate election, North Dakota, 2006 - Kent Conrad Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$187,735|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$187,736|
|Top contributors to Kent Conrad's campaign committee|
|Robins, Kaplan et al||$42,800|
|Law Offices of Peter G Angelos||$42,300|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$319,075|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Conrad paid his congressional staff a total of $2,709,366 in 2011. He ranks 23 on the list of the highest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 31st overall of the highest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, North Dakota ranks 17th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Conrad's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,447,043 and $3,461,000. That averages to $2,454,021.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.
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.
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Conrad and his wife, Lucy Calautti, have one child, Jessamyn.
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- Media coverage:
- Gov Track "Kent Conrad," Accessed March 3, 2012
- NY Post "Democratic Senator Kent Conrad to retire in 2012," January 18, 2011
- Hotline On Call "Berg Enters N.D. Senate Race," Accessed January 6, 2012
- Biographical Director of the United States Congress "Kent Conrad," Accessed October 24, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"
- Open Secrets "Kent Conrad 2006 Election Cycle," Accessed October 24 2011
- LegiStorm "Kent Conrad"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Conrad, (D-North Dakota), 2010"
- Open Congress "Voting With Party," Accessed October 24, 2011
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