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Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.)

Political Highlights: governor, 2000-2010; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
Born: March 13, 1957; Bismarck, N.D.
Residence: Bismarck
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Mical "Mikey" Hoeven; two children
Education: Dartmouth College, B.A. 1979; Northwestern U., M.B.A. 1981
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Commodities, Risk Management & Trade; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, & Agricultural Research - Chairman; Rural Development & Energy); Appropriations (Agriculture; Energy-Water; Homeland Security - Chairman; Interior-Environment; Military Construction-VA); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks; Public Lands, Forests and Mining); Indian Affairs

Election History
2010generalJohn Hoeven (R) 181,68976.1
Tracy Potter (D) 52,95522.2
Keith Hanson (LIBERT) 3,8901.6
Roll Call Vitals


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


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