Kevin Cramer

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Kevin Cramer
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U.S. House, North Dakota
In office
January 3, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
PredecessorRick Berg (R)
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
Bachelor'sConcordia College
Master'sUniversity of Mary
Date of birthJanuary 21, 1961
Place of birthKindred, ND
Net worth$0
ReligionEvangelical Christian
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]


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


Cramer serves on the following committees:[3]



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


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


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]


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.


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)
Pharos Research Group
(October 26-28, 2012)
NBC North Dakota News/ Mason-Dixon
(October 26-28, 2012)
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


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


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by - 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]

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