North Dakota senator Kevin Cramer has been married to his wife Kris for decades and the duo has five kids together. Details about his family explored.
Kevin Cramer (real name: Kevin John Cramer) became a U.S. senator in 2019, but his involvement in politics dates back to 1991. He served as the Chair of the North Dakota Republican Party from 1991 to 1993.
He was also a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission from 2003 to 2012 before being elected to the Senate. Kevin serves on the Republican party and his views are mostly conservative.
In December, Kevin’s son, Ian, 42, was in the news for the wrong reasons after he was allegedly chased by cops in a stolen car that crashed and killed Deputy Paul Martin, per CBS News. The son of the politician is scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday on multiple felony counts including manslaughter.
Amid this news about the Cramer family, many want to know more about his wife and the other four children. Keep reading for more about the personal life of the North Dakota senator.
Who is Kevin Cramer’s wife, Kris?
Kris Cramer is famous as the wife of politician and Senator of North Dakota, Kevin John Cramer.
The Republican senator has been married for 37 years.
Kris and Kevin got married in 1986 when he was just 25 years old. They have since stayed together as husband and wife without scandals – at least not publicly.
His wife, Kris Cramer, has been supportive of the North Dakota senator’s political aspirations and served as his campaign manager.
In 2012, she became her husband’s campaign manager and helped him get elected to the House of Representatives.
She successfully managed three of her husband’s campaigns for the House in 2012, 2014, and 2016.
Who are Kevin Cramer’s children?
In Kevin Cramer and his spouse, Kris’ marriage of over 3 decades, the couple has brought forth five children.
They have three sons and two daughters.
The names of Kris and Kevin’s kids are Isaac “Ike” Cramer, Ian Cramer, Rachel Cramer, Abel Cramer, and Annie Cramer.
U.S. Senator Kevin adopted Isaac whom his wife had from her first marriage.
The Cramer family has endured tragedy before.
Isaac “Ike” Cramer in 2007 began dating a woman who was the mother of an infant, Abel. Three years later, the woman was killed by her estranged husband. Kevin and Kris Cramer adopted the child, who is now a teenager, according to AP News.
In 2018, soon after Kevin Cramer announced his run for the Senate, Ike Cramer died from liver and kidney failure following a long battle with alcohol addiction. He was 35.
They adopted Abel Cramer in 2010 when he was three years old.
Cramer also has six grandchildren (three granddaughters and three grandsons), according to his Senate website.
What did Kevin Cramer’s son, Ian, do and where is he now?
The 42-year-old son of U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer was charged Thursday with manslaughter and fleeing an officer after a police pursuit ended in a crash that killed a North Dakota sheriff’s deputy who had just laid a tire deflation device on the road and was taking cover behind his squad car, according to court documents.
Ian Cramer, of Bismarck, was traveling over 100 mph and already had two flat tires when he slammed head-on into Deputy Paul Martin’s squad car on Wednesday, pushing it “directly into Martin’s person and launching him for about 100 feet,” according to charging documents. Martin, 53, was killed.
Ian Cramer is scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday on multiple felony counts including manslaughter, fleeing a police officer, and reckless endangerment. Court records did not list an attorney for him, and Sen. Kevin Cramer declined an interview after charges were filed out of respect for Martin’s family.
Earlier Thursday, Cramer released a statement saying: “We ask the public for prayers for the lost officer’s family and colleagues who serve us every day and are grateful for all they do for us.”
According to Bismarck police, Ian Cramer was driven by his mother to Sanford Health emergency room in Bismarck at around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday over concerns about his mental health. When she got out of the SUV, Cramer took the wheel and crashed through a door to get out of an enclosed ambulance bay at the hospital’s emergency department.
One of Sen. Kevin Cramer’s daughters tracked the SUV through a cellphone and alerted authorities.
Over an hour later, a deputy in Mercer County spotted Cramer and the Chevrolet Tahoe in Hazen, a community about 70 miles (113 kilometers) northwest of Bismarck. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a news release that a chase then began.
Initial efforts to stop Cramer didn’t work. Charging documents say an officer from nearby Beulah had used a tire deflation device, which flattened two of Cramer’s tires, but he kept driving on North Dakota Highway 200. About 5 miles outside of Hazen, Beulah Chief of Police Frank Senn and Martin deployed more deflation devices and took cover behind their cars. Cramer swerved and then hit Martin’s vehicle.
Cramer allegedly started to run away after the crash. Senn subdued him on the ground and was injured as Cramer resisted, according to court documents.
Martin was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Cramer was evaluated at a hospital and then jailed.
Ian Cramer’s father, a first-term Republican senator, wrote that his son “suffers from serious mental disorders which manifest in severe paranoia and hallucinations.”