Rick Berg

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Rick Berg
Rick Berg.jpg
U.S. House of Representatives,
North Dakota, District At-Large
In office
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
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
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota State University, 1981
BirthdaySeptember 16, 1959
Place of birthMaddock, ND
ProfessionOwner/Broker, Goldmark Commercial Corporation
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.


  • 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


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


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]



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


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
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
Crop Production & Basic Processing$115,921
Oil & Gas$114,811
Real Estate$108,649


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

External links


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