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Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.)

District: At Large
Political Highlights: N.D. House, 1981-85; N.D. insurance commissioner, 1985-93; U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2011
Born: Sept. 2, 1952; Valley City, N.D.
Residence: Bismarck
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Mary Pomeroy; two children
Education: Valley City State U., attended 1970-71; U. of North Dakota, B.A. 1974; U. of Durham (United Kingdom), attended 1975; U. of North Dakota, J.D. 1979
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (9th term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Conservation & Forestry; General Farm Commodities & Risk Management); Ways & Means (Health; Social Security - Acting Chairman; Trade)

Election History
2010generalRick Berg (R) 129,80254.7
Earl Pomeroy (D) 106,54244.9
2008generalEarl Pomeroy (D) 194,57762.0
Duane Sand (R) 119,38838.0
2006generalEarl Pomeroy (D) 142,93465.7
Matt Mechtel (R) 74,68734.3
2004generalEarl Pomeroy (D) 185,13059.6
Duane Sand (R) 125,68440.4
2002generalEarl Pomeroy (D) 121,07352.4
Rick Clayburgh (R) 109,95747.6
2000generalEarl Pomeroy (D) 151,17352.9
John Dorso (R) 127,25144.6
Jan Shelver (I) 4,7311.7
Kenneth Loughead (I) 2,4810.9
1998generalEarl Pomeroy (D) 119,66856.2
Kevin Cramer (R) 87,51141.1
Kenneth Loughead (I) 5,7092.7
1996generalEarl Pomeroy (D) 144,83355.1
Kevin Cramer (R) 113,68443.2
Kenneth Loughead (I) 4,4931.7
1994generalEarl Pomeroy (D) 123,13452.3
Gary Porter (R) 105,98845.0
James Germalic (I) 6,2672.7
1992generalEarl Pomeroy (D) 169,27356.8
John Korsmo (R) 117,44239.4
Anna Bourgois (I) 7,3942.5
Grady Blount (I) 3,7891.3
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