Wayne Trottier

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Wayne Trottier
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 19
In office
December 1, 2010 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 4
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorth Dakota South University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Office website
Wayne Trottier is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Trottier served on the Northwood City Council from 2004 to 2008.[1]


Trottier earned his B.S. in Animal Science from North Dakota State University. His professional experience includes working as an auctioneer and partner at Heinz-Trottier-Parkman Auction Service. He served for two years in the U.S. Army.[1]

Committee assignments


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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance and Taxation


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



See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Wayne Trottier and incumbent Gary Paur defeated H. Steve Burke in the Republican primary, while Carol Gierszewski was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gierszewski, Trottier and Paur will face off in the general election.[2][3]


See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Trottier ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 19. Trottier and fellow incumbent Gary Paur ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. They defeated Carol Gierszewski and former District 16 incumbent Robert Kilichowski in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 19 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Trottier Incumbent 28.4% 2,989
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Paur Incumbent 28.3% 2,980
     Democratic Robert Kilichowski 23.3% 2,457
     Democratic Carol Gierszewski 20% 2,107
Total Votes 10,533


See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Trottier won election to the North Dakota House of Representatives in the November 2 general election. Trottier and Gary Paur (R) defeated incumbent Chris Griffin (D) and Bernice Kvasager (D).[6][7]

North Dakota State House, District 19
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Paur (R) 1,935
Green check mark transparent.png Wayne Trottier (R) 1,895
Chris Griffin (D) 1,550
Bernice Kvasager (D) 1,070

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Trottier is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Trottier raised a total of $5,400 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[8]

Wayne Trottier's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 19 Won $3,950
2010 North Dakota State House, District 19 Won $1,450
Grand Total Raised $5,400


Trottier won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Trottier raised a total of $3,950.
North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wayne Trottier's campaign in 2012
Lignite Energy Council$1,000
North Dakota Long Term Care$600
House Republican Caucus of North Dakota$500
Kerian, John & Susan$500
North Dakota Petroleum Council$500
Total Raised in 2012$3,950
Source:Follow the Money


Trottier won election to the North Dakota State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Trottier raised a total of $1,450.


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.[9] Trottier received a score of 69.62% on policy legislation and voted against 2.19% of state spending. Trottier was ranked 27th on policy and 85th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[10]


Trottier and his wife, Gladys, have one child. They currently reside in Northwood, North Dakota.[1]

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