U.S. Senator from North Dakota
Kevin John Cramer was born in January 1961 in Rolette, North Dakota. He earned an undergraduate degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and received a master’s degree in management from the University of Bismarck, North Dakota. He entered the political arena after college, working with his party’s state leadership team, becoming the state party chairman at age 30.
He was appointed by North Dakota’s governor to be the state tourism director, a position he held four years, after which he was appointed Economic Development Director. He served nine years on the Public Service Commission.
Cramer was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from North Dakota’s at-large district, and he served three terms, then he was elected as the United States Senator, assuming office in January 2019.
Cramer is married to Kris. They have five children and five grandchildren. He is an evangelical Christian.
In the News…
In 2018, the United States imported nearly 15 million barrels of oil a day from Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer has called on President Trump to take “immediate action” to embargo crude oil from Russia, Saudi Arabia, and other OPEC countries such as Iraq. The senator specifically listed the administration’s authority under the 1962 Trade Expansion Act which the White House has used to levy tariffs on several foreign-made goods, including imports of steel and uranium.
“While I support continued dialogue, I believe it is critical to take action now to avoid substantial domestic layoffs, displacements, and financial imports,” he said in a letter to the president.
The North Dakota senator is a former utility regulator in his state who also served as an energy adviser to the president’s 2016 campaign.
Contact this Leader…
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The Honorable Kevin Cramer
Senator from North Dakota
400 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510