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Rick Becker
Rick Becker.jpg
North Dakota House of Representatives District 7
In office
December 1, 2012 - present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Dakota
Master'sUniversity of North Dakota
ProfessionPlastic surgeon
Office website
Rick Becker is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Becker earned his B.S., his M.H.S. and his M.D. from the University of North Dakota. He is a plastic surgeon who completed residencies at the University of North Dakota and Wayne State University.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Becker served on the following committees:

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Industry, Business and Labor


Campaign themes


Becker has stated that his top three priorities are education funding, health care issues and spending.[1]

Law enforcement drones

On January 21, 2013, Becker, fellow Representatives Dick Anderson, Thomas Beadle, Joe Heilman, Curt Hofstad, David Monson, Karen Rohr, Nathan Toman, and Ben Hanson and Senator Margaret Sitte introduced HB 1373 to restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by law enforcement agencies. This bill would require agencies to receive a court warrant for any drone use, and such warrants would only be obtainable for felony investigations. Exceptions would be made for drones used to patrol the Canadian border, aid law enforcement agencies where there is "reasonable suspicion" that quick action is necessary, and evaluate damage during and after natural disasters. HB 1373 would also allow people injured by governmental violation of these restrictions to sue the offending law enforcement agencies. The bill would expressly prohibit surveillance by drones with lethal or non-lethal weapons, private surveillance of other private parties without informed consent, and surveillance of people exercising their constitutional rights of free speech and assembly.[2][3] On January 28, the Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the bill.[4]



See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Becker ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota House District 7. Becker and Jason Dockter ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. They defeated Tom Kelsh and Warren D. Larson in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Dockter 33.2% 4,374
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Becker 32.6% 4,291
     Democratic Tom Kelsh 17.9% 2,351
     Democratic Warren D. Larson 16.3% 2,143
Total Votes 13,159

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Becker is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Becker raised a total of $2,850 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[5]

Rick Becker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 7 Won $2,850
Grand Total Raised $2,850


Becker won election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Becker raised a total of $2,850.
North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rick Becker's campaign in 2012
Ebertz, Mark$500
North Dakota Petroleum Council$500
North Dakota Medical Association$300
Marathon Oil$300
Iravani, Mansureh$250
Total Raised in 2012$2,850
Source:Follow the Money


Becker has four children and currently resides in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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