|U.S. House, North Dakota|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 6, 2012|
|Representative, North Dakota State House of Representatives|
|Bachelor's||North Dakota State University, 1981|
|Birthday||September 16, 1959|
|Place of birth||Maddock, ND|
|Profession||Owner/Broker, Goldmark Commercial Corporation|
- 1 Career
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Polls
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 External links
- 10 References
- 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
- Ways and Means
- Subcommittee on Human Resources
- Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
- Subcommittee on Social Security
|U.S. Senate-North Dakota Republican Primary, 2012|
|U.S. House of Representatives, North Dakota Congressional District Election, 2010|
|North Dakota's Senate elections, 2012|
|Poll||Rick Berg (R)||Heidi Heitkamp (D)||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
(July 24-26, 2012)
|North Dakota's Senate elections, 2012|
|Poll||Rick Berg (R)||Heidi Heitkamp (D)||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
(July 10-11, 2012)
During the second quarter of 2012, Berg raised $1.24 million. He ended the quarter with $2.2 million cash on hand.
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.
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 by General Election Opponent||$3,048,387|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$3,690,646|
|Top contributors to Rick Berg's campaign committee|
|State of North Dakota||$18,550|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$115,921|
|Oil & Gas||$114,811|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Berg paid his congressional staff a total of $744,983 in 2011. Overall, North Dakota ranks 49th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Berg's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $12,146,147 to $54,979,033. This averages out to $33,562,590 which is higher than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.
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.
Berg and his wife, Tracy Martin, have one child.
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- Media coverage:
- Gov Track "Berg" Accessed May 24, 2012
- North Dakota Secretary of State-2012 Primary Results
- North Dakota Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- The Republic "Disclosure reports show ND GOP Senate candidate Sand with $81K in campaign cash, $205K debt," April 16, 2012
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- The Hill "Dem poll: Heidi Heitkamp up by 6 in North Dakota" Accessed August 7, 2012
- Rasmussen Reports "Election 2012: North Dakota Senate" Accessed July 16, 2012
- Official campaign website "Press Release" Accessed July 17, 2012
- Open Secrets "Rick Berg 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Richard A. Berg," Accessed September 25, 2012
- OpenSecrets.org, "Richard A. Berg (R-ND), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
- OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
|U.S. House of Representatives - North Dakota District at-large
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