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Spencer Berry
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North Dakota State Senate District 27
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$152/day
Per diemUp to $1,351/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Dakota
M.D.Baylor College of Medicine, 1984
Date of birthNovember 4, 1957
Place of birthEllsworth Air Force Base, SD
Office website
Spencer Berry (b. November 4, 1957) is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Berry earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of South Dakota. He later earned a M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. After completing medical school, he practiced medicine with his father in South Dakota before moving to North Dakota to practice at Sanford-Meritcare Health Systems.[1]

Committee assignments


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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Government and Veterans Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Berry served on these committees:



See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Berry won election to the North Dakota State Senate in the November 2 general election. He defeated Lee Myxter (D), who was a North Dakota House of Representatives member at the time of the election.[2]

North Dakota Senate General Election, District 27 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Spencer Berry (R) 3,641 61.11%
Lee Myxter (D) 2,300 38.60%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Berry raised a total of $8,750 in campaign contributions.[3]

His three largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Raan, Gary $1,000
Berry, Scott $750
Marathon Oil $600


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.[4] Berry received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 4.17% of state spending. On policy, Berry was ranked 12th and on spending was ranked 17th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[5]


Berry and his wife, Marilyn, have four children and eight grandchildren. They currently reside in Fargo, North Dakota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Pomeroy (D)
North Dakota State Senate District 27
Succeeded by