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John HoevenREPRepublican United States Senator
65
Years of Age
22
Years of Experience
NDResidence (state)

John Henry Hoeven III (HO-ven; born March 13, 1957) is an American banker and politician serving as the senior U.S. senator from North Dakota since 2011. A Republican, he served as the 31st governor of North Dakota from 2000 to 2010. In 2010, Hoeven was elected to the U.S. Senate, succeeding Senator Byron Dorgan, who chose not to seek reelection. Hoeven became North Dakota's senior senator in 2013 after Kent Conrad retired and was succeeded by Heidi Heitkamp, who was once Hoeven's opponent for the governor's office. Hoeven was reelected in 2016. Before being elected governor, Hoeven was a banker who served in numerous executive roles at various banks, most notably as president of the nation's only state-owned bank, the Bank of North Dakota, from 1993 to 2000. He is on the board of directors at First Western Bank & Trust and has an estimated net worth of $45 million, making him one of the wealthiest U.S. senators. He is the dean of North Dakota's congressional delegation.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$3,890,166
Total Raised
$2,836,838
Total Spent
$1,754,233
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Oil & Gas$360,455
86%
Leadership PACs$312,164
37%
Electric Utilities$133,455
35%
Mining$127,023
33%
Crop Production & Basic Processing$120,105
30%
Securities & Investment$110,966
30%
Real Estate$109,463
30%
Agricultural Services/Products$107,700
27%
Insurance$97,090
26%
Lobbyists$95,747
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
Master of Business Administration
1981
Dartmouth College
Bachelor of Arts
1979
Minot State University
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Senator
United States Senate, North Dakota
2010 - Current
Governor
State of North Dakota
2000 - 2010
Economic Advisor
North Dakota's Universities
Current
President
Bank of North Dakota
1993 - 2000
Executive Vice President
First Western Bank
1986 - 1993
Other Experience1 - 49 of 49
Board Member
Bismarck State College
Current
Board Member
North Dakota Small Business Investment Company
Current
Board Member
Souris Valley Humane Society
Current
Board Member
North Dakota Bankers Association
Current
Board Member
Prairie Public Broadcasting
Current
Board Member
North Dakota Economic Developers Association
Current
Board Member
Minot Kiwanis Club
Current
Board Member
Harold Schafer Leadership Center Executive Committee
Current
Board Member
First Western Bank and Trust
Current
Board Member
Bismarck Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
Current
Member
Bismarck Rotary Club
Current
Chair
North Dakota Republican Party
1998 - 2000
Chair
Missouri Slope Areawide United Way Campaign
1998
Chair
Minot Area Chamber Air Force Base Retention Committee
1996
Chair
Minot Area Development Corporation
1991 - 1993
Board Member
North Dakota State Fair Advisory Committee
Former Chair
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
Former Chair
Midwestern Governors Association
Former Chair
Governors' Ethanol Coalition
Former Chair
Health and Human Services Committee, National Governors Association
Former Chair
Natural Resources Committee, National Governors Association
Former Member
National Governors Association
Member
Impact Aid Coalition
Current
Member
Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Current
Member
National Guard Caucus
Current
Member
Rural Health Caucus
Current
Member
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Caucus
Current
Member
Norwegian Caucus
Current
Member
Senate Western Caucus
Current
Member
Rural Education Caucus
Current
Member
Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus
Current
Member
General Aviation Caucus
Current
Member
Former Governors Caucus
Current
Member
Senate Cultural Caucus
Current
Member
Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration Caucus
Current
Member
Port-to-Plains Caucus
Current
Member
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
Current
Member
Unmanned Aerial Systems Caucus
Current
Member
Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force
Current
Member
E-911 Caucus
Current
Member
Air Force Caucus
Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, United States Senate
Former Chair
Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate
Former Member
Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, United States Senate