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name                = Rick Berg |
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|Project = Congress
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|Name = Rick Berg
political position  = North Dakota House Of Representatives District 45 |
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|Profile picture = Rick Berg.jpg
retired            = Former member |
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|Position = U.S. House of Representatives, <br>North Dakota, District At-Large
term in office began      = 2084 |
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|Status = Incumbent
term in office ended      = 2010 |
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|Tenure = 2011-Present
political party    = [[Republican]] |
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|Term ends = January 3, 2013
  profession          = Owner/Broker, Goldmark Commercial Corporation |
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|Assumed office = 2011
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|Political party = Republican
}}{{tnr}}'''Rick Berg''' (b. August 16, 1959) was a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[North Dakota House of Representatives]]. He represented the 45th District from 1985 to 2010.
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|Base salary = $174,000/year
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|Last election = November 2, 2010
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|First elected = November 2, 2010
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|Term limits = N/A
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|Next election = November 6, 2012
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|Prior office = Representative, North Dakota State House of Representatives
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|Prior office years = 1984-2010
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|Birthday = September 16, 1959
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|Place of birth = Maddock, ND
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|Profession = Owner/Broker, Goldmark Commercial Corporation
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|Religion = Lutheran
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|Office website = http://berg.house.gov/
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{{tnr}}'''Rick Berg''' (b. September 16, 1959) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Berg serves the [[North Dakota's congressional district at-large|congressional district of North Dakota]]. Berg was first elected in 2010.
  
Berg is an owner and broker for Goldmark Commercial Corporation.
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==Career==
 
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*1981: Graduated from North Dakota State University, Fargo, N. Dak.
Berg earned his BS in Agricultural Economics from North Dakota State University.  He and his wife, Tracy Martin, have one child; Jack.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=7693 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Berg]</ref>
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*1985-2011: Member of the North Dakota state house of representatives
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*1993: Speaker, North Dakota state house of representatives
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*2003-2009: Majority leader, North Dakota state house of representatives
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*2011-Present: U.S Representative from North Dakota
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
While a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, Anderson served on the following committees:
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===U.S. House===
* Subcommittee on Government Operations
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====2011-2012====
==Elections==
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|Ways and Means]]
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**Subcommittee on Human Resources
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**Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
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**Subcommittee on Social Security
  
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==Issues==
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===Political positions===
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====Percentage voting with party====
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{{Congress vote percent
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|name=Rick Berg
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|party=Republican
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|percent=93.4%
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|rank= 101st
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|total=242
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|chamber=House
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|year=November 2011
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|RHouse=Y
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==Elections==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
Berg did not seek re-election in 2010.  
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On November 2, 2010, Berg won election to the [[United States House of Representatives]]. He defeated Earl Pomeroy in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2010election.pdf ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"]</ref>
  
===2006===
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{{Election box 2010
On November 7, 2006, Berg won election by finishing 2nd out of 4 candidates for District 45 of the [[North Dakota House of Representatives]].<ref>[http://web.apps.state.nd.us/sec/emspublic/gp/electionresultssearch.htm?legislativeDistrictNo=45&judicialDistrictNo=&showLegDistricts=Y&showMap=N&electionDate=11072006&searchType=STATE&countyNo=&resultType=House+of+Representatives&constituency=H&cmd=Search&officeElectionNo=1230 ''North Dakota House of Representatives official election results for 2006'']</ref>
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|Chamber= U.S. House of Representatives, North Dakota Congressional District Election
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|party1= Republican
  office = North Dakota House of Representatives, District 45
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|party2=Democratic
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|winner1 =Rick Berg
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|Inc1 = N
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|candidate2 = Earl Pomeroy
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|votes1 = 129802
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|votes2 = 106542
 
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''[[Rick Berg]] (R) '''
 
| align="right" | '''1,935'''
 
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Ed Gruchalla (D-NPL)'''
 
| align="right" | '''1,798'''
 
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| colspan="2" | Barry N Nelson (D-NPL)
 
| align="right" | 1,695
 
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| colspan="2" | LeRoy G Bernstein (R)
 
| align="right" | 1,551
 
|}
 
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
===2006===
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===2010===
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Berg won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Berg's campaign committee raised a total of $2,120,920 and spent $2,094,847.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00031629&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Rick Berg 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
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His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
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{{Congress donor box 2010
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|Chamber = U.S. House of Representatives, North Dakota Congressional District Election
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $2,120,920
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|total spent =$2,094,847
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|opponent raised = $3,048,387
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|opponent spent = $3,690,646
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|org1 = Goldmark
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|org2 = Dakota Fence
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|org3 = State of North Dakota
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|org4 = Kerian Machines
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|org5 = NACCO Industries
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|orgdonor1 = $28,900
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|orgdonor2 = $19,300
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|orgdonor3 = $18,550
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|orgdonor4 = $15,000
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|orgdonor5 = $14,400
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|ind1 = Leadership PACs
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|ind2 = Retired
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|ind3 = Crop Production & Basic Processing
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|ind4 = Oil & Gas
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|ind5 = Real Estate
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|inddonor1 = $127,400
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|inddonor2 = $123,690
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|inddonor3 = $115,921
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|inddonor4 = $114,811
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|inddonor5 = $108,649
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|}}
  
In 2006, Berg collected $13,025 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87270 2006 contributions]</ref>
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==Personal==
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Berg and his wife, Tracy Martin, have one child.
  
These were the largest contributors in 2006.
 
{{legislative donor box}}
 
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| CURRIER, DAN & MICKEY
 
| Align="Right" | $1,000
 
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| JOHN DEERE & CO
 
| Align="Right" | $1,000
 
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| NORTH DAKOTA ASSOCIATION OF TELEPHONE COOPERATIVES
 
| Align="Right" | $1,000
 
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| SHARON OSHANNESSY & RYAN TJADEN
 
| Align="Right" | $500
 
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| GLAXOSMITHKLINE
 
| Align="Right" | $500
 
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| NORTH DAKOTA LIGNITE COUNCIL
 
| Align="Right" | $500
 
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| FURSTENWAY, JEFF
 
| Align="Right" | $500
 
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| MEDCO HEALTH SOLUTIONS
 
| Align="Right" | $500
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
{{submit a leg link}}
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*{{CongLinks | congbio = B001272 | votesmart = 7693 | washpo = Rick_Berg | govtrack = 412458 | opencong = 412458_Rick_Berg | cspan = 1033803 | ontheissues = House/Rick_Berg.htm | surge = 212456 | legistorm = 2780/Rep_Rick_Berg_ND.html | fec = H0ND00135 | opensecrets = N00031629&newMem=Y | followthemoney = 1946 | nyt = | findagrave = }}
*[http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/house/representatives/bios/rickberg.html North Dakota House of Representatives - Rep. Rick Berg]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=7693 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=7693 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97390 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=87270 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=14704 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=40925 1998]
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*[http://www.statesurge.com/members/rick-berg-north-dakota-212456 Rep. Berg State Surge sponsored bills]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rick-Berg-for-US-Congress-Official/259619850767?ref=search Rep. Berg's facebook]
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Revision as of 12:01, 21 November 2011

Rick Berg
Rick Berg.jpg
U.S. House of Representatives,
North Dakota, District At-Large
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Representative, North Dakota State House of Representatives
1984-2010
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University, 1981
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 16, 1959
Place of birthMaddock, ND
ProfessionOwner/Broker, Goldmark Commercial Corporation
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Rick Berg (b. September 16, 1959) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Berg serves the congressional district of North Dakota. Berg was first elected in 2010.

Career

  • 1981: Graduated from North Dakota State University, Fargo, N. Dak.
  • 1985-2011: Member of the North Dakota state house of representatives
  • 1993: Speaker, North Dakota state house of representatives
  • 2003-2009: Majority leader, North Dakota state house of representatives
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from North Dakota

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

  • Ways and Means
    • Subcommittee on Human Resources
    • Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
    • Subcommittee on Social Security

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Rick Berg has voted with the Republican Party 93.4% of the time, which ranked 101st among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[1]

Elections

2010

On November 2, 2010, Berg won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Earl Pomeroy in the general election.[2]

U.S. House of Representatives, North Dakota Congressional District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Berg 54.9% 129,802
     Democratic Earl Pomeroy 45.1% 106,542
Total Votes 236,344

Campaign donors

2010

Berg won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Berg's campaign committee raised a total of $2,120,920 and spent $2,094,847.[3]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House of Representatives, North Dakota Congressional District Election, 2010 - Rick Berg Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $2,120,920
Total Spent $2,094,847
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $3,048,387
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $3,690,646
Top contributors to Rick Berg's campaign committee
Goldmark$28,900
Dakota Fence$19,300
State of North Dakota$18,550
Kerian Machines$15,000
NACCO Industries$14,400
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$127,400
Retired$123,690
Crop Production & Basic Processing$115,921
Oil & Gas$114,811
Real Estate$108,649

Personal

Berg and his wife, Tracy Martin, have one child.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Earl Pomeroy
U.S. House of Representatives - North Dakota District at-large
2011–present
Succeeded by
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