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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Randy Boehning (b. September 17, 1962) is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Boehning earned his A.A.S. in business administration from North Dakota State College and his B.A. from Moorhead State University. His professional experience includes working as a construction superintendent for Diversified Contractors, Incorporated, as a contractor, and as a carpenter.

Education

  • BA, Moorhead State University
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1994
  • AAS, Business Administration, North Dakota State College of Science, 1988-1990

Professional Experience

  • BA, Moorhead State University
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1994
  • AAS, Business Administration, North Dakota State College of Science, 1988-1990
  • Construction Superintendent, Diversified Contractors Incorporated, 2000-present
  • Self Employed, General Construction
  • Construction Superintendent, Great North Construction Company, 2000-2001
  • Construction Superintendent, Guston Duffy Company/Heartland Construction, 1993-2000
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Department of Corrections Advisory Board, Rough Riders Industries, 1992-1995
  • Carpenter, Kratche Construction, 1988-1993
  • President/Squad Leader, Hankinson Ambulance, 1980-1990

Political Experience

  • BA, Moorhead State University
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1994
  • AAS, Business Administration, North Dakota State College of Science, 1988-1990
  • Construction Superintendent, Diversified Contractors Incorporated, 2000-present
  • Self Employed, General Construction
  • Construction Superintendent, Great North Construction Company, 2000-2001
  • Construction Superintendent, Guston Duffy Company/Heartland Construction, 1993-2000
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Department of Corrections Advisory Board, Rough Riders Industries, 1992-1995
  • Carpenter, Kratche Construction, 1988-1993
  • President/Squad Leader, Hankinson Ambulance, 1980-1990
  • Candidate, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 27, 2018
  • Representative, North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 27, 2002-2018
  • Former Chair, Republican Party District 27, District 27, 1987-1990

Former Committees/Caucuses

Former Member, Appropriations Committee, North Dakota State House of Representatives

Member, Republican Party District 41 Precinct Committee

Former Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Appropriations - Government Operations, North Dakota State House of Representatives

Former Member, Republican Party State Committee, 1987-1990

Policy Positions

North Dakota State Legislative Election 2002 National Political Awareness Test

Abortion

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning abortion.

1. Abortions should always be illegal.
- X

2. Abortions should always be legally available.
- No Answer

3. Abortions should be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy.
- No Answer

4. Abortions should be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape.
- No Answer

5. Abortions should be legal when the life of the woman is endangered.
- X

6. Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions.
- No Answer

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Budgetary, Spending and Tax

State Budget: Indicate the funding levels you will support for the following general categories.

1. Agriculture
- Maintain Funding Status

2. Education (Higher)
- Maintain Funding Status

3. Education (K-12)
- Maintain Funding Status

4. Environment
- Maintain Funding Status

5. Health care
- Maintain Funding Status

6. Law enforcement
- Maintain Funding Status

7. Transportation and Highway infrastructure
- Maintain Funding Status

8. Welfare
- Maintain Funding Status

9. Other or expanded categories
- No Answer

State Taxes: Indicate the tax levels you will support.

1. Alcohol taxes
- Maintain Status

2. Capital gains taxes
- Slightly Decrease

3. Cigarette taxes
- Slightly Increase

4. Corporate taxes
- Slightly Decrease

5. Gasoline taxes
- Maintain Status

6. Income taxes (incomes below $75,000)
- Maintain Status

7. Income taxes (incomes above $75,000)
- Maintain Status

8. Inheritance taxes
- Slightly Decrease

9. Property taxes
- Maintain Status

10. Sales taxes
- Maintain Status

11. Vehicle taxes
- Maintain Status

12. Other or expanded categories
- No Answer

13. Should Internet sales be taxed?
- Undecided

14. Other or expanded principles
- a decrease in corporate taxes makes for a better environment to start a business. Decreasing inheritance tax makes easier to pass small business + farm on to children.

Campaign Finance and Governmental Reform

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding campaign finance and government reform.

1. Do you support limiting the number of terms for North Dakota governors?
- No

2. Do you support limiting the number of terms for North Dakota state senators and representatives?
- No

Do you support limiting the following types of contributions to state legislative and gubernatorial candidates?

1. Individual
- No

2. PAC
- Undecided

3. Corporate
- Undecided

4. Political Parties
- No

5. Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
- Yes

6. Do you support partial funding from state taxes for state level political campaigns?
- No

7. Do you support voting on-line?
- No

8. Do you support adopting statewide standards for counting, verifying and ensuring accuracy of votes?
- Yes

9. Do you support prohibiting media exit polling of voters until all polling locations in North Dakota are closed?
- Yes

10. Should North Dakota recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?
- No

11. Should North Dakota restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?
- Yes

12. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Crime

Indicate which principles you support (if any) to address crime.

1. Increase state funds for construction of state prisons and for hiring of additional prison staff.
- X

2. Support contracting with private sector firms to build and/or manage state prisons.
- No Answer

3. Implement the use of the death penalty in North Dakota.
- No Answer

4. Support programs to provide prison inmates with vocational and job-related skills and job-placement assistance when released.
- X

5. End parole for repeat violent offenders.
- X

6. Implement penalties other than incarceration for certain non-violent offenders.
- X

7. Decriminalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
- No Answer

8. Strengthen penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes.
- X

9. Lower the .10 blood-alcohol-content limit defining drunk driving.
- No Answer

10. Minors accused of a violent crime should be prosecuted as adults.
- X

11. Require that crimes based on gender, sexual orientation or disability be prosecuted as hate crimes.
- X

12. Ban the use of racial profiling by law enforcement officers.
- X

13. Increase state funding for community centers and other social agencies in areas with at-risk youth.
- No Answer

14. Increase state funding for additional security of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks.
- X

15. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Educational

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education.

1. Support national standards and testing of public school students.
- X

2. Provide parents with state-funded vouchers to send their children to any participating school (public, private, religious).
- X

3. Increase state funds for school capital improvements (e.g. buildings and infrastructure).
- No Answer

4. Increase state funds for hiring additional teachers.
- No Answer

5. Support teacher testing and reward teachers with merit pay.
- X

6. Support displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools.
- No Answer

7. Endorse teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools.
- X

8. Require public schools to administer high school exit exams.
- No Answer

9. Provide state funding to increase teacher salaries.
- X

10. Increase state funding to expand Head Start programs.
- No Answer

11. Provide state funding for tax incentives and financial aid to help make college more affordable.
- No Answer

12. Offer recent college graduates state-funded financial incentives to stay and work in North Dakota.
- No Answer

13. Support age-appropriate sexual education programs that teach about abstinence, contraceptives and HIV/STD prevention methods.
- X

14. Support abstinence-only sexual education programs.
- No Answer

15. Other or expanded principles
- X

Employment and Affirmative Action

Employment: Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning employment.

1. Increase funding for state job-training programs that re-train displaced workers or teach skills needed in today's job market.
- No Answer

2. Reduce state government regulations on the private sector to encourage investment and economic expansion.
- X

3. Provide low interest loans and tax credits for starting, expanding or relocating businesses.
- X

4. Provide tax credits for businesses that provide child care for their employees.
- X

5. Increase state funds to provide child care for children of low-income working families.
- No Answer

6. Include sexual orientation in North Dakota's anti-discrimination laws.
- No Answer

7. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity or gender be taken into account in state agencies' decisions on:

1. College and university admissions
- No

2. Public employment
- No

3. State contracting
- No

4. Other or expanded principles
- only those that are qualified should be hired

Environmental and Energy

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy.

1. Promote increased use of alternative fuel technology.
- X

2. Use state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated, unused or abandoned.
- No Answer

3. Support expanding oil development in North Dakota grasslands.
- X

4. Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
- Undecided

5. Should state environmental regulations be stricter than federal law?
- Undecided

6. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Gun

Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.

1. Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting.
- No Answer

2. Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- No Answer

3. Ease state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- No Answer

4. Repeal state restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns.
- No Answer

5. Allow citizens to carry concealed guns.
- X

6. Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns.
- X

7. Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows.
- No Answer

8. Require a license for gun possession.
- No Answer

9. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Health

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues.

1. Ensure that citizens have access to basic health care through managed care, insurance reforms or state-funded care where necessary.
- X

2. Transfer more existing Medicaid recipients into managed care programs.
- No Answer

3. Reduce benefits for Medicaid recipients in order to alleviate budget shortfalls.
- No Answer

4. Limit the amount of damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits.
- X

5. Support patients' right to sue their HMOs.
- No Answer

6. Support patients' right to appeal to an administrative board of specialists when services are denied by their HMO.
- X

7. Guaranteed medical care to all citizens is not a responsibility of state government.
- No Answer

8. Legalize physician-assisted suicide in North Dakota.
- No Answer

9. Use North Dakota's portion of the national tobacco settlement only for anti-smoking and health programs.
- No Answer

10. Increase state funding for training health workers to recognize and respond to the release of biological agents.
- No Answer

11. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Welfare and Poverty

Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding welfare.

1. Support current time limits on welfare benefits.
- X

2. Increase employment and job training programs for welfare recipients.
- X

3. Provide tax incentives to businesses that hire welfare recipients.
- X

4. Provide child care for welfare recipients who work.
- X

5. Increase access to public transportation for welfare recipients who work.
- X

6. Eliminate government-funded welfare programs.
- No Answer

7. Redirect welfare funding to faith-based and community-based private organizations.
- No Answer

8. Use federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds to expand state services to include the working poor.
- No Answer

9. Other or expanded principles
- No Answer

Legislative Priorities

In a total of seventy-five (75) words or less, please explain what your two main legislative priorities will be if elected. Please explain how you would obtain any additional government funding needed to implement these priorities.
- No Answer

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