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Kenton Onstad
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 4
Incumbent
In office
2000 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 14
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
House Minority Leader
2013 - present
House Assistant Minority Leader
2007 - 2012
Compensation
Base salary$152/day
Per diemUp to $1,351/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alderman, Parshall City Council
1994-1997
Education
Bachelor'sDickinson State University, 1975
Personal
BirthdayJuly 17, 1953
Place of birthMinot, ND
ProfessionMountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative
ReligionFirst Lutheran Church
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kenton Onstad (b. July 17, 1953) is a Democratic-NPL member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. Onstad currently serves as Minority Leader and previously served as Assistant Minority Leader.

Biography

Onstad earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Dickinson State University in 1975. He has been President of Parshall 2000 Incorporated and a teacher in the Parshall School District. Onstad currently owns a farm and works for Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative. He has been an alderman for Parshall City Council and an officer for Booner Township.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

Note: As Minority Leader, Onstad does not get assigned to standing committees.

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Onstad served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Onstad served on the following committee:

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Onstad ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 4. He and former District 6 incumbent Glen Froseth defeated Tom Conklin in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKenton Onstad Incumbent 35.9% 3,279
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlen Froseth Incumbent 33.7% 3,079
     Democratic Tom Conklin 30.4% 2,781
Total Votes 9,139

2008

On November 4, 2008, Onstad won election by finishing 1st out of 3 candidates for District 4 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[3]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kenton Onstad (D-NPL) 3,215
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Conklin (D-NPL) 2,664
Daryl J Lies (R) 2,526

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Onstad is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Onstad raised a total of $14,125 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[4]

Kenton Onstad's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 4 Won $5,375
2010 North Dakota State House, District 4 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State House, District 4 Won $4,925
2006 North Dakota State House, District 4 Not up for election $0
2004 North Dakota State House, District 4 Won $2,375
2000 North Dakota State House, District 4 Won $1,450
Grand Total Raised $14,125

2012

Onstad won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Onstad raised a total of $5,375.
North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenton Onstad's campaign in 2012
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives$800
North Dakota Education Association$575
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives$500
Hoff, Steve & Jeanette$500
Total Raised in 2012$5,375
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Onstad won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2011. During that election cycle, Onstad raised a total of $4,925.

2004

Onstad won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Onstad raised a total of $2,375.

2000

Onstad won election to the North Dakota State House in 2000. During that election cycle, Onstad raised a total of $1,450.

Scorecards

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.[5] Onstad received a score of 9.64% on policy legislation and voted against 4.30% of state spending. Onstad was ranked 79th on policy and 45th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[6]

Personal

Onstad and his wife, Kathy, have three children. They currently reside in Parshall, North Dakota.

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