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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

Rick Berg 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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