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Robert Frantsvog
North Dakota House of Representatives District 40
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 6
Base salary$152/day
Per diemUp to $1,351/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMichigan State University
Military service
Service/branchNorth Dakota National Guard
Years of service1961-1966
Office website
Robert Frantsvog is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Frantsvog earned a B.A. from Minot State University. He was the finance director for the City of Minot before retirement. Frantsvog served in the North Dakota National Guard from 1961 to 1966.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Frantsvog served on the following committees:

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Industry, Business and Labor


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Frantsvog served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Frantsvog served on the following committee:



Frantsvog ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota House District 40. Frantsvog and fellow incumbent Matthew Klein were nominated by write-in during the Republican primary on June 12. They defeated Sue Olafson and Louis Pinkerton in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Note: As of April 24, no Republican candidates had qualified for the ballot in District 40. Incumbents Klein and Frantsvog did not file the proper paperwork before the filing deadline. Ultimately, Klein and Frantsvog earned the Republican nomination by each receiving at least 143 write-in votes in the June 12 primary.[3][4]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 40 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Frantsvog Incumbent 27.3% 2,064
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Klein Incumbent 27.1% 2,045
     Democratic Louis Pinkerton 24.6% 1,861
     Democratic Sue Olafson 20.9% 1,582
Total Votes 7,552


On November 4, 2008, Frantsvog won election by finishing 2nd out of 4 candidates for District 40 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.[5]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 40
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Frantsvog (R) 1,957
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Klein (R) 2,019
Sue Olafson (D-NPL) 1,858
Ben Scheeler (D-NPL) 1,735

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Frantsvog is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Frantsvog raised a total of $9,675 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[6]

Robert Frantsvog's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 40 Won $5,775
2010 North Dakota State House, District 40 Not up for election $0
2008 North Dakota State House, District 40 Won $3,900
Grand Total Raised $9,675


Frantsvog won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Frantsvog raised a total of $5,775.
North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Robert Frantsvog's campaign in 2012
Minot Area Republican Council$1,000
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Long Term Care Association$600
Minot Area Republican Women$500
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives$400
Total Raised in 2012$5,775
Source:Follow the Money


Frantsvog won election to the North Dakota State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Frantsvog raised a total of $3,900.


North Dakota Legislative Review

See also: North Dakota Policy Council: North Dakota Legislative Review

The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization which describes itself as "liberty-based", published the North Dakota Legislative Review, a comprehensive report on how state legislators voted during the 2011 legislative session. The scorecard seeks to show how North Dakota legislators voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote. The Council recorded and scored votes on both spending bills and policy bills, and awarded points accordingly. Policy issues voted upon included income tax cuts, pension reform, and government transparency. On spending legislation, the Council accorded a percentage score based on how much spending the legislator voted against. On policy legislation, scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Council.[7] Frantsvog received a score of 46.05% on policy legislation and voted against 4.13% of state spending. Frantsvog was ranked 50th on policy and 49th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[8]


Frantsvog and his wife, Sandy, have five children. They currently reside in Minot, North Dakota.

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