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Rick Berg

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Rick Berg
Rick Berg.jpg
U.S. House, North Dakota
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
Campaign website
Rick Berg (b. September 16, 1959) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Berg represents the at-large congressional district of North Dakota. Berg was first elected in 2010. He is running for U.S. Senate in 2012.

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

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in North Dakota, 2012

Berg is running for U.S. Senate in 2012. He will face Duane Sand in the Republican primary. The winner of the primary will take on Heidi Heitkamp (D) in the general election.

Campaign funding

As of mid-April 2012, Berg had $1.6 million in his campaign coffers, while his primary opponent, Duane Sand, had just $81,000 and over $200,000 in campaign debt.[2]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Berg won election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Earl Pomeroy in the general election.[3]

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.[4]

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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