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Jim Schmidt

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Quick Facts
Personal Details

James Schmidt (Republican) is a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 31. Schmidt was elected to the office on November 2, 2010.

Schmidt earned his B.S. in Wildlife Management from Utah State University in 1972. His professional experience includes working as a farmer and for 33 years with the United States Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service.

Education

  • BS, Wildlife Management, Utah State University, 1972

Professional Experience

  • BS, Wildlife Management, Utah State University, 1972
  • Former Acting Program Manager, National Wetland Reserve Program, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Former Program Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Services, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Former Water Resource Program Manager, Soil Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture

Political Experience

  • BS, Wildlife Management, Utah State University, 1972
  • Former Acting Program Manager, National Wetland Reserve Program, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Former Program Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Services, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Former Water Resource Program Manager, Soil Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Representative, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 31, 2018-present
  • Candidate, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 31, 2018

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • BS, Wildlife Management, Utah State University, 1972
  • Former Acting Program Manager, National Wetland Reserve Program, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Former Program Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Services, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Former Water Resource Program Manager, Soil Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Representative, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 31, 2018-present
  • Candidate, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 31, 2018
  • Member, Board of Directors, Missouri West Water Systems, present
  • Member, Board of Managers, Morton County Water Resource Board, present
  • Council Member/Morton County Representative, Dakota Prairies Resource Conservation and Development Council, present
  • Member, Morton County Soils Committee, present
  • President, North Dakota Association of Resource Conservation and Development (RCD) Councils, present
  • Member, North Dakota Republican Party, present
Elections

2018

General election
General election for North Dakota House of Representatives District 31 (2 seats)

Incumbent Karen Rohr (R) and incumbent James Schmidt (R) won election in the general election for North Dakota House of Representatives District 31 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Karen Rohr (R)
49.1
4,578

James Schmidt (R)
48.8
4,547
Other/Write-in votes
2.1
191

Total votes: 9,316
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for North Dakota House of Representatives District 31 (2 seats)

Joshua Johnson advanced from the Democratic primary for North Dakota House of Representatives District 31 on June 12, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Joshua Johnson (D)
100
525

Total votes: 525
Republican primary election
Republican primary for North Dakota House of Representatives District 31 (2 seats)

Incumbent Karen Rohr and incumbent James Schmidt advanced from the Republican primary for North Dakota House of Representatives District 31 on June 12, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Karen Rohr (R)
51.0
1,159

James Schmidt (R)
49.0
1,115

Total votes: 2,274


2014

Elections for the North Dakota House of Representatives 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 James Schmidt and incumbent Karen Rohr were unopposed in the Republican primary, while LaDonna Allard and Mike Faith were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Schmidt and Rohr defeated Allard and Faith in the general election.

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 31, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Rohr Incumbent 34.4% 3,396
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Schmidt Incumbent 33.3% 3,280
Democratic Mike Faith 16.8% 1,661
Democratic LaDonna Allard 15.4% 1,523
Total Votes 9,860

2010

Schmidt won election to the North Dakota House of Representatives in the November 2 general election. Schmidt and Karen Rohr (R) defeated incumbent James Kerzman (D) and Chad Harrison (D).

North Dakota State House, District 31
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Rohr (R) 2,523
Green check mark transparent.png James Schmidt (R) 2,434
James Kerzman (D) 1,967
Chad Harrison (D) 1,578
Speeches