North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer has made a sizable fortune in his over three decades career as a politician. His net worth and salary explored.
Kevin Cramer has been in the U.S. political space since 1991 but took up reputable roles as North Dakota representative and years later became a senator, a role he has held since 2019.
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.
This led to many deliberating on why a politician’s son would steal someone else’s car making many enquire about the long-time politician’s fortune. Read on for more about Kevin Cramer’s net worth and how much he makes.
Who is Kevin Cramer?
He was born Kevin John Cramer on January 21, 1961, in Rolla, North Dakota, United States. He was raised in Kindred, North Dakota, in Cass County,
He is the first of five children of Clarice (Hjelden) and Richard Cramer.
He graduated from Kindred High School. He received a B.A. from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota 1983. He earned a master’s degree in management from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, in 2003.
Kevin Cramer became a U.S. senator in 2019, but his involvement in politics dates back to 1991. He had served three terms in the House.
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.
He has been a staunch advocate for law enforcement.
He also has co-sponsored legislation to address shortages of mental health providers in schools and expand mental health care services for military families and veterans. Critics, however, say he has backed cuts that would put those with mental illness at risk of losing coverage.
What is Kevin Cramer’s net worth?
In 2018, the Center for Responsive Politics (the folks who run OpenSecrets.org) reported that Kevin Cramer was worth an estimated $499,507, earning a sizable salary of $93,650 per year.
Per the data, this figure was only recorded when Cramer a member of the Republican Party representing North Dakota’s at-large congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019.
As of current, Kevin Cramer is reported to be a millionaire and has an estimated fortune of between $1 million and $5 million. He accrued his net worth from his long years as a politician as well as other endeavors.
What did Kevin Cramer’s son Ian do?
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.”