Rick Becker

Rick Becker REPRepublican

North Dakota politician

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Rick BeckerREPRepublican North Dakota politician
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Rick Becker is an American businessman and politician from Bismarck. He served in the North Dakota House of Representatives as an Independent, having been elected as a Republican.Becker is a plastic surgeon and businessman with several commercial developments. He was elected to represent District 7 in the North Dakota House in 2012, and was reelected to a four-year term in 2014. Becker has often been described as a proponent of far-right politics, and was a founder of the ultraconservative Bastiat Caucus. He was a candidate for Governor of North Dakota in the 2016 gubernatorial election. He considered running in the run for the US Senate against incumbent Heidi Heitkamp, but ultimately decided against a run. Becker has also held a position on the Bismarck Planning and Zoning Commission. Becker was an independent candidate in the 2022 United States Senate election in North Dakota, after unsuccessfully challenging incumbent John Hoeven in the Republican primary. He placed third in the general election, having received 18.5% of the vote. Becker is running for North Dakota's at-large congressional district in 2024 following the announcement that incumbent Kelly Armstrong will run for governor.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Wayne State University
Graduated Plastic Surgery
University of North Dakota, School of Medicine
1988 - 1992
University of North Dakota
BS Natural Sciences
1983 - 1987
University of North Dakota
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
North Dakota State House of Representatives, District 7
2012 - 2022
HSL Hospitality
2011 - Current
Spa D'Athena
2000 - 2008
Gulch Holdings/Athena Properties
2000 - Current
Becker Plastic Surgery
1997 - Current
Former General Surgery Resident
University of North Dakota
Former Plastic Surgery Resident
Wayne State University
Former Surgical Fellow
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Microvascular and Breast
Other Experience1 - 5 of 5
Former Member
Human Services Committee, North Dakota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Industry, Business and Labor Committee, North Dakota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Ethics Committee, North Dakota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Committee on Higher Education, North Dakota State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Transportation Committee, North Dakota State House of Representatives