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Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)

Political Highlights: candidate for N.D. auditor, 1976; N.D. tax commissioner, 1981-87; U.S. Senate, 1987-2013
Born: March 12, 1948; Bismarck, N.D.
Residence: Bismarck
Religion: Unitarian
Family: Wife, Lucy Calautti; one child
Education: U. of Missouri, attended 1967; Stanford U., A.B. 1971; George Washington U., M.B.A. 1975
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (4th full term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities, Risk Management & Trade; Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Rural Development & Energy); Budget; Finance (Energy, Natural Resources & Infrastructure; Fiscal Responsibility & Economic Growth; Taxation & IRS Oversight - Chairman); Indian Affairs; Select Intelligence; Joint Taxation

Election History
2006generalKent Conrad (D) 150,14668.8
Dwight Grotberg (R) 64,41729.5
Roland Riemers (I) 2,1941.0
James Germalic (I) 1,3950.6
2000generalKent Conrad (D) 176,47061.5
Duane Sand (R) 110,42038.5
1994generalKent Conrad (D) 137,15758.0
Ben Clayburgh (R) 99,39042.0
1992specialKent Conrad (D) 103,24663.2
Jack Dalrymple (R) 55,19433.8
Darold Larson (I) 4,8713.0
1986generalKent Conrad (D) 143,93250.0
Mark Andrews (R) 141,79749.0
Roll Call Vitals


North Dakota is 28th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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