Kevin Cramer

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Kevin Cramer
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U.S. House, North Dakota
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorRick Berg (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,325,479
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota Public Service Commission
2003-2013
Education
Bachelor'sConcordia College
Master'sUniversity of Mary
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 21, 1961
Place of birthKindred, ND
Net worth$0
ReligionEvangelical Christian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Kevin Cramer (b. January 21, 1961) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Cramer represents the at-large congressional district of North Dakota. Cramer was first elected in 2012 and assumed office on January 3, 2013.

Cramer served as a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission from 2003-2013. Following his election to the U.S. House in November 2012, Governor Jack Dalrymple appointed Julie Fedorchak to replace him on the commission, effective January 2, 2013.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Cramer's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 2003-2013: North Dakota Public Service Commission
  • 2003: Attended University of Mary, earned a M.S.
  • 2001-2003: Director, Harold Schafer Leadership Foundation
  • 1993-1997: Director, North Dakota tourism
  • 1990-1993: North Dakota Republican Party
  • 1979-1983: Attended Concordia College, earned a B.A.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Cramer serves on the following committees:[3]

Elections

2012

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in North Dakota, 2012

Cramer defeated Democrat Pam Gulleson.[4]Cramer ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Dakota At-large district.[5] He defeated Brian Kalk in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012. The general election was November 6, 2012.[6]

According to the Washington Post, North Dakota was a battleground district in 2012, with incumbent Rick Berg running for Senate and Republicans duking it out in the primary. Democrat Pam Gulleson is vastly out-raising the Republican candidates, and has a "fighting chance" in a conservative state.[7][8]

U.S. House, North Dakota At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pam Gulleson 41.7% 131,870
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Cramer 54.9% 173,585
     Libertarian Eric Olson 3.2% 10,261
     Write In N/A 0.2% 508
Total Votes 316,224
Source: North Dakota Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
North Dakota's Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Cramer 54.5% 54,405
Brian Kalk 45.5% 45,415
Total Votes 99,820

2010

Cramer won re-election in the November 2, 2010 election, defeating Democrat Brad Crabtree and Libertarian Joshua Voytek.[9]

North Dakota Public Service Commission (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Cramer (R) 142,644 61.45%
Brad Crabtree (D) 81,011 34.90%
Joshua Voytek (L) 8,315 3.58%
Write-In 144 0.06%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cramer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cramer raised a total of $1,325,479 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[10]

Kevin Cramer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (North Dakota District At-Large) Won $1,325,479
Grand Total Raised $1,325,479

2012

Breakdown of the source of Cramer's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Cramer won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Cramer's campaign committee raised a total of $1,325,479 and spent $1,291,733.[11]

2010

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Kevin Cramer's donors each year.[12] Click [show] for more information.


Polls

North Dakota at-large Congressional district general election candidates, 2012
Poll Pam Gulleson Kevin CramerEric OlsenUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Valley News (October 3-5, 2012)
37%49%2%12%+/-4625
Pharos Research Group
(October 26-28, 2012)
40.5%54.8%0%4.7%+/-3.6752
NBC North Dakota News/ Mason-Dixon
(October 26-28, 2012)
40%50%0%0%+/-4625
AVERAGES 39.17% 51.27% 0.67% 5.57% +/-3.87 667.33
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Cramer missed 1 of 92 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Apr 2013, which is 1.1% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [13]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Heller's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $0, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.[14]

See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Berg
U.S. House of Representatives - North Dakota District at-large
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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North Dakota Public Service Commissioner
August 2003–2013
Succeeded by
Julie Fedorchak