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Terry Wanzek
North Dakota State Senate District 29
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 21
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
2013 - present
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sJamestown College, 1979
Date of birthMarch 28, 1957
Place of birthJamestown, ND
Office website
Terry M. Wanzek (b. March 28, 1957) is a Republican member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994. Wanzek serves as President Pro Tempore of the Senate in the 2013 session.

Wanzek was a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1992 to 1994.


Wanzek earned his bachelor's degree at Jamestown College in 1979. He later graduated from the Texas A&M University Executive Program for Agricultural Procedures. Wanzek has been a farmer, rancher and business owner.

Committee assignments


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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wanzek served on this committee:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wanzek served on these committees:



See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Terry Wanzek was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jeff Piehl was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Wanzek defeated Piehl in the general election.[1][2][3]

North Dakota State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTerry Wanzek Incumbent 60.9% 3,576
     Democratic Jeff Piehl 39.1% 2,299
Total Votes 5,875


See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Wanzek won re-election to the North Dakota State Senate District 29, defeating Richard Schlosser (D) in the November 2 general election.[4] Wanzek was unopposed in the primary election on June 8, 2010.[5]

North Dakota Senate General Election, District 29 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Terry Wanzek (R) 3,493 64.97%
Richard Schlosser (D) 1,874 34.86%


See also: North Dakota State Senate elections, 2008

On November 7, 2006, Wanzek was re-elected to the 29th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Dustin Lien (D).[6] Wanzek raised $4,050 for his campaign, while Lien raised $1,400.[7]

North Dakota Senate, District 29 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Terry Wanzek (R) 2,735
Dustin Lien (D) 2,310

Campaign donors


In 2010, Wanzek received $9,325 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

North Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Terry Wanzek's campaign in 2010
North Dakota Association Of Realtors$1,000
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Association Of Telecommunications Cooperatives$1,000
North Dakota Association Of Insurance & Financial Advisors$750
North Dakota Petroleum Council$750
Total Raised in 2010 $9,325


In 2006, Wanzek collected $4,050 in donations.[9]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount


NDPC: 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.[10] Wanzek received a score of 81.82% on policy legislation and voted against 2.29% of state spending. On policy, Wanzek was ranked 23rd and on spending was ranked 36th, out of 46 Senate members evaluated for the study.[11]


Wanzek and his wife, Janice, have three children. They currently reside in Jamestown, North Dakota.

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