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Governor of North Dakota

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Governor of North Dakota
Coat of Arms of North Dakota.svg
Coat of arms of the state of North Dakota
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Incumbent
Doug Burgum

since December 15, 2016
Style
Status
ResidenceNorth Dakota Governor's Residence
Term length4 years, no term limit
Inaugural holderJohn Miller
FormationNovember 20, 1889
DeputyLieutenant Governor of North Dakota
Salary$116,999 (2013)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

The Governor of North Dakota is the head of the executive branch of government of North Dakota and serves as the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces.

The Constitution of North Dakota specifies that "the executive power is vested in the governor" in Section 1. Section 7 indicates that "the governor is the chief executive of the state. The governor shall have the responsibility to see that the state's business is well administered and that its laws are faithfully executed."[2]

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>> HELLO, AND WELCOME TO PRAIRIE PULSE. JOINING ME TODAY IS SENATOR RYAN TAYLOR FROM TOWNER, NORTH DAKOTA, AND GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FOR THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA. SENATOR TAYLOR, THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY. >> THANK YOU, JOHN, GLAD TO BE HERE. >> TELL THE FOLKS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, YOUR BACKGROUND, WHERE YOU'RE ORIGINALLY FROM. >> WELL, I'M FROM TOWNER, NORTH DAKOTA, ON A HOMESTEAD RANCH MY GRAND-DAD AND HIS BROTHERS STARTED WITH 110 ACRES APIECE. SOME ARE FAMILIAR WITH ME IN ANY SENATE SERVICE AS MY IN ORDER LEADER. WE RAISE CATTLE ON THE LAINCH. RANCH. AII AM A WRITER, I WRITE "COWBOY LOGIC." I'M THE CANDIDATE WITH THE COWBOY HAT. PEOPLE OFTEN PICK THAT OUT. PEOPLE SAY WHY DOES HE WEAR THAT? IT'S EASY, WE HAVE COWS AND THAT'S WHAT WE DO FOR A LIVING. WE RAISE COWS AND HORSES AND HAVE KIDS 7, 5, AND 3 AND A BEAUTIFUL WIFE TO SHARE MY LIFE WITH. >> WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN POLITICS? >> I FIRST RAN IN 2002 AND HAD A CAREER IN ANIMAL HEALTH BEFORE THAT, HONESTLY, IT CAME WHEN I WAS TRAINING FO FOR A MARATHON N NEW YORK CITY AND THAT WAS THE YEAR THE WORLD TRADE TOWERS WERE BOMBED. I THINK FOR EVERY GENERATION YOU HAVE THAT WATERSHED MOMENT AND 9/11 WAS OUR WATERSHED MOMENT AND I LOOKED AT MY LIFE AND SAID THERE IS MORE TO IT THAN THIS LUCRATIVE CAREER I'VE GOT IN ANIMAL HEALTH AT THAT POINT IN TIME, AND I DECIDED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN PUBLIC POLICY, I DECIDED I WANTED TO START A FAMILY. MET MY WIFE, GOT MARRIED, WAS ELECTED AND THE REST IS HISTORY, AS THEY SAY. >> AND PROBABLY MAKING MORE HISTORY AS WE GO ALONG HERE. ONE OF THE FIRST QUESTIONS I START WITH IS WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR? >> WELL, IT STEMS A LOT FROM MY SERVICE IN THE SENATE. IN THE LAST SESSION AS MINORITY LEADER, I COULD SEE NORTH DAKOTA WAS COMING TO A CROSSROADS. OBVIOUSLY, WE TALK A LOT ABOUT THE WEALTH NORTH DAKOTA IS ENJOYING NOW WITH ITS OIL BOOM, BUT I COULD SEE OUR STATE WAS AT A CROSSROADS THAT WAS GOING TO DEMAND THE BEST LEADERSHIP POSSIBLE, A VISION THAT WENT OUT 20 YEARS. AS WE SAW THE CHANGES COMING TO NORTH DAKOTA, SOME WE COULD SEE COMING A FAIR BIT OFF, I FELT LIKE WE WEREN'T DOING ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE THE CHANGES AND WEREN'T DOING ENOUGH TO ACOME ACCOMMODATE OUR QUALITY OF LIFE, SO THAT'S WHY I GOT IN THE RACE, TO OFFER THE LEADERSHIP TO TAKE THE STATE NOT INTO JUST THE NEXT BIENNIUM BUT THE NEXT 20 YEARS, TO PROTECT THE QUALITY OF LIFE. WE HAVE BIG DECISIONS AHEAD BUT A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY AND WE HAVE TO GET IT RIGHT. >> WHAT'S YOUR WEEK LIKE NOW? >> A BIT DIFFERENT THAN IN THE PAST. I'M FORTUNATE. WE HAVE AN OLD FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, HIM AND HIS WIFE ARE HELPING ME ON THE RANCH. MY WIFE HAS BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE. I'M NOT ON THE RANCH AS MUCH AS I USED TO BE, OBVIOUSLY, WHEN YOU'RE RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR. WE'VE TRAVELED FROM EAST TO WEST AND WEST TO EAST, YOU KNOW, SMALL TOWNS, LARGE TOWNS. I SAY I WANT TO BE THE PEOPLES' GOVERNOR IN NORTH DAKOTA, AND I SHOW THAT BY THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO HEAR EVERY VOICE, AND IT COULD BE A SMALL TOWN OR A FARM YARD OR THE LARGEST CITY IN NORTH DAKOTA, ALL THOSE VOICES MATTER. SO WE'RE REACHING OUT TO MEET AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. OBVIOUSLY, I'M SPEAKING AT EVENTS, LISTENING TO PEOPLES' CONCERNS AND WHERE THEY WANT THIS STATE TO GO. IT'S INVOLVED A LOT OF TRAVEL BUT IT'S BEEN A LOT OF FUN AND I MAKE SURE I GET TO SEE THOSE KIDS AND READ STORIES TO THEM IF NOT EVERY OTHER NIGHT, EVERY THIRD NIGHT. >> WOULD YOU TERM YOURSELF THE UNDERDOG CONSIDERING THE REPUBLICANS HAVE HELD THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SINCE 1992? >> TO SOME EXTENT, I SEE IT AS AN OPENING RACE, THE INCUMBENT BEING UNELECTED, ASSUMING THAT POSITION AND EARNING IT AS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT CERTAIN PARAMETERS, YOU COULD USE THE TERM UNDERDOG, I'D SAY MAYBE DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH, AND SOME OF THAT COMES FROM THE FUNDRAISING. WE KNOW WE WILL PROBABLY BE OUTSPENT IN THIS CAMPAIGN, BUT WE'LL WORK AS HARD AND TALK TO THE PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE WILL MAKE THE DIFFERENCE AND DECIDE WHO THE WINNER IS. IT WON'T BE HOW MUCH MONEY YOU'VE RAISED, WHETHER YOUR PARTY HAS BEEN IN OR OUT OF POWER, I THINK IT WILL BE ABOUT IDEAS AND VISION. >> YOU MENTIONED THE NORTH DAKOTA ECONOMY. PRETTY STRONG AND SOLID RIGHT NOW. THERE ARE SOME THAT BELIEVE SOME THINGS AREN'T AS ROSY. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT SOME OF THAT, MAYBE? >> WELL, I DEFINITELY TALK TO THOSE PEOPLE AROUND THE STATE AND WE'RE COMING TO A POINT WHERE WE'VE SEEN THE REVENUES COME INTO THE STATE COFFERS AND BISMARCK. OIL HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS BOOST AND SOMETHING NO ONE CAN TAKE CREDIT FOR. IT'S HERE AS A GOD-GIVEN RESOURCE FOR US TO USE EITHER FOR OUR GOOD OR BENEFIT. YOU KNOW, NONE OF THAT COMES FOR FREE, THOUGH. WITH MY WIFE HAVING GROWN UP IN WAFFERRED CITY AND WE STILL HAVE FAMILY, YOU CAN SEE IN THOSE COMMUNITIES THEY ARE QUESTIONING THE IMPACT OF THE BOOM AND NOT FEELING LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN WELL TAKEN CARE OF ADDRESSING THE IMPACTS, ROADS, SCHOOLS, SERVICES. WE HAVE FAMILIES GRAPPLING WITH WATER ISSUES ACROSS THE STATE. DEVILS LAKE, FARGO ON MINOT, OBVIOUSLY. WE HAVE MOTHERS IN THE EAST WONDER IF THEY HAVE QUALITY EDUCATION FOR THE CHILD. NORTH DAKOTA HAS GREAT OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD OF IT. I DON'T THINK WE'VE HAD ENOUGH CONVERSATION ABOUT WHERE TO PRIORITIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES AND HOW WE MAKE THE INVESTMENTS FOR ALL THE QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES, WHETHER THE KIDS BEING ABLE TO GO TO COLLEGE, NOT BEING AFRAID OF THE WATER ENCROACHING ON YOU EVERY SPRING, MAKING SURE WHEN YOU CALL THE POLICE THEY'LL COME IN WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA. >> LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WILL BE ON THE TABLE IN THE ELECTION AND START OFF WITH GOVERNOR DALRYMPLE RELEASED A PROPOSED HOLD-EVEN BUDGET FOR THE UPCOMING BIENNIUM, WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO THAT? >> I WAS DISAPPOINTED. I THOUGHT THAT WAS NOT SHOWING A LOT OF VISION OR CREATIVITY TO ASK FOR A HOLD-EVEN BUDGET AND 3% CUTS. YOU KNOW, NORTH DAKOTA IS GROWING TREMENDOUSLY. AGAIN, IN MY WIFE'S HOMETOWN, THERE WERE 1,500 PEOPLE AND NOW 6,000 TO 7,000. HOW DO YOU TRIPLE OR QUADRUPLE A SIZE OF A COMMUNITY AND THE AGENCIES THAT PROVIDE SERVICES CAN ASKED TO HOLD EVEN ON THE BUDGET. WE BUILD ROADS IN NORTH DAKOTA, MIGHT BE A ONE-TIME EXPENSE, AND THE GOVERNOR ALLOWED THERE MIGHT BE ONE-TIME SPENDING. BUT THERE ARE ONGOING EXPENSES, THE PEOPLE WHO MAINTAIN THE MACHINERY AND THE ROAD THAT MIGHT LAST A WHILE. WE MIGHT BUILD A SCHOOL WHERE WE PUT TEACHERS IN IT, AND THAT'S AN ONGOING EXPENSE. SO I WOULD HAVE ASKED THE AGENCY HEADS TO GO OUT AND ASSESS THE NEEDS, TO GIVE ME REALISTICALLY THEIR IDEA OF WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE TO RETAIN THE EMPLOYEES AND AGENCIES THAT ARE BEING LURED INTO MORE LUCRATIVE JOBS IN THE OILFIELD LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. IT COSTS US A LOT TO REPLACE EMPLOYEES. LET'S RETAIN THE ONES WE HAVE, GOOD PEOPLE THAT DO GOOD WORK IN NORTH DAKOTA. I'D SAY LOOK AT THE NEEDS AND GIVE ME A REALISTIC BUDGET. THERE WILL BE PLACE WITH EFFICIENCIES. THERE WILL BE GROWTH AND I WILL PUT THAT IN FRONT OF THE LEGISLATURE AND LET THE POLITICAL CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY. >> YOU BELIEVE STATE FUNDING SHOULD SPEND MORE ON PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION IN THE AREA? >> I BELIEVE THERE IS INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES YOU CAN'T ACCOMPLISH WITH A HOLD-EVEN BUDGET. SURE, THERE WILL BE GROWTH AND YOU CAN PUT IN AN OPTIONAL FUNDING REQUEST. I KNOW A NUMBER OF FOLKS IN THE LEGISLATURE, IF YOU TELL THEM IT'S OPTIONAL, THEY WILL BELIEVE YOU, AND I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF EXPENSES THAT AREN'T OPTIONAL. WE CAN'T KEEP PILING UP MONEY IN BISMARCK. A LOTS OF MONEY COMING IN, SALES TAX, INCOME TAX, OIL TAXES, YOU CAN'T JUST PILE IT UP IN BISMARCK AND NOT PUT IT OUT TO GOOD USE. FIRST, WHERE THE OIL HAS COME FROM WHERE THEY HAVE THE NEEDS AND, SECOND, FIND THE PRIORITIES WHERE THIS IS NORTH DAKOTA'S CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE FUTURE AND BE A LEADER. >> YOU MENTIONED OIL. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE OIL INDUSTRY AND THE OIL BOOM GOING ON IN WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA. IT SEEMS, OF COURSE, LATELY, WE'RE HEARING A LOT OF THINGS, I GUESS. SO WHAT'S YOUR POSITION ON WHAT'S GOING ON OUT THERE AND HOW WE CAN HELP THESE SMALL TOWNS? YOU SAY WHEN THEY GROW FROM 1,501,500 TO 6,000 AND THE INFRASTRUCTURE PROBLEMS THAT THEY CAN'T HANDLE, WHAT'S YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> WE NEED TO BE QUICK IN OUR REACTION TO THE NEEDS AND THIS COMES BACK TO A BIINIAL SESSION. THE GOVERNOR HAS THE POWER TO CALL A SESSION AND HANDLE THE NEEDS MORE QUICKLY. ANY OF THE COMMUNITIES WILL TELL YOU WHAT THE ISSUES ARE. I'M POSITIVE ABOUT OIL DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH DAKOTA AND WE'LL GET THE OIL. IT'S AN IMPORTANT RESOURCE FOR THE STATE AND FOR OUR COUNTRY. BUT WE CAN'T DO IT ON THE BACKS OF THESE LOCAL COMMUNITIES. I RECENTLY READ A REPORT THAT TALKED ABOUT NORTH DAKOTA IS PUTTING ABOUT 8% OF THE OIL TAX DOLLARS BACK INTO THE COMMUNITIES THAT FEEL THE IMACT. OTHER LEADING OIL PRODUCING STATES ARE PUTTING 30, 35, 50% OF THE REVENUES BACK IN THERE. WE CAN'T DO THIS ON THE CHEAP. WE CAN'T DO IT FOR 8% AND WE HAVE TO REVAMP HOW THE DOLLARS ARE WETTING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY SO THEY GET THERE QUICKER. THERE'S BEEN A PROBLEM OF TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE FOR SOME OF THE ISSUES, AND THAT COSTS US IN THE LONG RUN. WE COULD BE SMARTER ON THE FRONT END INSTEAD OF PUTTING OUT FIRES AFTER THE FACT. >> ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT SOME OF THE ELDERLY RESIDENTS AND OTHERS WHO SAY THEIR TOWNS ARE NOT WHAT THEY USED TO BE? HOW DO YOU BALANCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE CHANGE THAT WE HAVE IN YOUR LANDSCAPE? >> THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS. WILLISTON SAID THEY HAD ABOUT 1,000 RESIDENTS MOVE OUT, MULTI-GENERATIONAL, LONG-TERM RESIDENTS. THESE ARE THE LADIES WHO MAKE THE LUNCH IN THE CHURCH BASEMENT WHEN YOUR FAMILY PASSES AWAY, THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT GO TO THE KIWANIS AND THE ROTARY CLUB. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE THEM. WE DO A GOOD JOB IN THE FACT THAT THE GDP IS GROWING AND UNEMPLOYMENT IS LOW, BUT BACK TO THE WORDS OF ROBERT KENNEDY, WHO SAID GDP MEASURES EVERYTHING EXCEPT WHAT MAKES LIFE WORTH WHILE. TELLS US EVERYTHING ABOUT AMERICA EXCEPT WHY WE'RE PROUD OF BEING AN AMERICAN. WE HAVE TO GET BEYOND BRAGGING ABOUT THE GDP AND GET BACK TO MAKING SURE THE COMMUNITIES HAVE THE LONG-TIME RESIDENTS IN PLACE. A LOT OF IT COMES DOWN TO HOUSING AND GETTING IT ON THE GROUND. IN SOME CASES, YOU CAN'T GET IT THERE QUICKLY ENOUGH AND WE HAVE TO BE MORE INNOVATIVE IN GETTING FINANCING FOR THE HOUSING PROJECTS AND BE QUICKER AS WELL. >> CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE CHALLENGES OF RUNNING AGAINST AN INCUMBENT IN A PREDOMINANTLY REPUBLICAN STATE AS A DEMOCRAT? >> WELL, I THINK THERE IS OPPORTUNITIES THERE. AS I SAY, THE GOVERNOR HAS NOT BEEN ON THE TOP OF THE BALLOT BEFORE. YOU KNOW, HE HASN'T BEEN ON THE BALLOT IN THIS SENSE EVER, AND NEITHER HAVE I. SO, AGAIN, I LOOK AT IT AS AN OPEN RACE. OBVIOUSLY, HE AS A FLEET OF AGENCY HEADS THAT GO OUT THERE, HE CAN HAVE A STAFF PUTTING OUT NEWS RELEASES EVERY DAY, AND IT'S DIFFERENT. YOU KNOW, I'LL HAVE A STAFF OF TWO PEOPLE -- JUST ONE, UP TO THIS POINT, TILL NEXT WEEK. SO, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO BE A LITTLE MORE GRASSROOTS, AND THAT'S WHERE I'M COMFORTABLE BEING, GRASSROOTS. I'M COMFORTABLE WITH NORTH DAKOTA, IT'S A PLACE I LOVE. THIS IS ALL POLITICS TO SOME EXTENT, BUT AS I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE, I'M NOT IN THIS RACE BECAUSE I LIKE POLITICS, I'M IN IT BECAUSE I LOVE NORTH DAKOTA AND AS I MEET PEOPLE, I WANT THEM TO REALIZE AND FEEL THAT AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, INCUMBENT OR NOT, DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN, IT'S ABOUT NORTH DAKOTA. >> WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER SOME OF YOUR IMPORTANT ACHIEVE MERCHTS AS A STA A STATE LEGISLATOR? >> I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A STRONG SUPPORTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN NORTH DAKOTA TO GET THEM THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED, WHETHER IT'S THE ROAD FUNDING FOR TOWNSHIPS AND COUNTIES, WHETHER IT'S FUNDING FOR OUR SCHOOLS. YOU KNOW, I THINK WE PUSHED HARD ON THAT AND WE COULD HAVE DONE A LOT MORE BECAUSE THOSE HAVE A DIRECT TIE TO THE PROPERTY TAXES WE PAY IN NORTH DAKOTA. I SERVED ON THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE, AND I'M PROUD OF THE WORK WE'VE DONE THERE. WHEN WE'VE HAD THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE TAX RELIEF IN NORTH DAKOTA, I'VE ALWAYS PUSHED TO GET THAT OUT TO THE GREATEST NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN NORTH DAKOTA, STANDING UP FOR THE MIDDLE INCOME EARNERNS AND THE -- EARNERS AND THE SMALL BUSINESS PEOPLE IN NORTH DAKOTA WHO NEED AND CAN USE THE TAX RELIEF. WE'RE NOT PROUD OF ALL OF THE BATTLES, BUT I LOOKED OUT FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF NORTH DAKOTA. WE WISH WE COULD HAVE DONE MORE BUT I THINK WE'VE HAD AN IMPORTANT VOICE FOR WORKING FAMILIES. I WAS NAMED A CHILDREN'S CHAMPION AWARD WINNER. YOU KNOW, KIDS CAN'T VOTE IN NORTH DAKOTA, BUT THEY'RE AWFULLY IMPORTANT TO THE FUTURE. >> SO WHILE YOU WERE IN THE LEGISLATURE, HOW DID YOU GET ALONG AND ABLE TO WORK WITH, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT LAWMAKERS, MINORITY AND MAJORITY, FOR THAT MATTER? >> WELL, I THINK THAT'S AN IMPORTANT PART OF POLITICS IN NORTH DAKOTA, AND I FEEL LIKE, IN THE SENATE, WE'VE HAD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP. I THINK WE HAVE A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WHEN THERE IS GREATER BALANCE. YOU KNOW, I MEAN, I THINK THE CONVERSATION IS BETTER WHEN WE HAD 21 DEMOCRATS, 26 REPUBLICANS, VERSUS THE TIME WHEN WE SLIPPED TO 12 DEMOCRATS, YOU KNOW, AND 35 REPUBLICANS. BUT THE NICE THING, I THINK, AND THIS IS HOW I AM IN MY HOME COMMUNITY, I DON'T CARE IF ANY NEIGHBORS ARE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT, HE'S MY NEIGHBOR AND WE'RE FIGHTING FOR THE SAME THING. YOU GET TO KNOW PEOPLE PERSONALLY, THEIR FAMILIES, THEIR CHILDREN, THEIR GRANDCHILDREN, AND THEN YOU DECIDE, YOU KNOW, THIS IS WHAT'S IMPORTANT FOR NORTH DAKOTA, LET'S GET OUR HEADS TOGETHER AND WORK THIS OUT. SOME PERSONALITIES ARE EASIER TO WORK WITH THAN OTHERS, BUT I THINK YOU WILL FIND THE VAST NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE LEGISLATURE, IF THEY HAVE A LEAD TORE TAKE THEM FORWARD TO A STATE WHERE WE CAN COOPERATE, I THINK WE CAN GET A LOT DONE. >> YOU MENTIONED NORTH DAKOTA WATER ISSUES EARLIER. OF COURSE, WE HAD A MILD SUMMER AND HOPEFULLY NO FLOODING THIS YEAR ACROSS THE STATE, BUT DEVILS LAKE STILL REMAINS HIGH AND IS OF CONCERN. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE DEVILS LAKE SITUATION? >> WELL, THAT'S A PROBLEM I THAS LANGUISHED FOR 19 YEARS HERE IN NORTH DAKOTA, SO, OBVIOUSLY, THERE HAVE BEEN SHORTCOMINGS IN THE THEORY WE'VE USED UP TO THIS POINT IN THE STATE IN NORTH DAKOTA. MY OWN COUSIN WAS TAKING A BOAT BACK AND FORTH TO HIS FARM LAST SUMMER. HE'S GOTTEN HIS ROAD RAISED NOW. OBVIOUSLY, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE COLLABORATIVE AGAIN THAT, YOU KNOW, WATER NEEDS TO COME OFF THAT LAKE. I LIKE THE IDEA OF USING GRAVITY. YOU KNOW, IT'S KIND OF FREE, VERSUS THE POWER IT TAKES TO MAN THOSE PUMPS. BUT WE ALSO NEED TO WORK WITH THE DOWNSTREAM COMMUNITIES. WE NEED TO JUST BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND SAY VALLEY CITY AND LISBON, WE'RE NOT GOING TO FLOOD YOU IN THIS PROCESS, WE WANT TO REDUCE THE CHANCES OF A CATASTROPHIC EVENT. LET'S FIND A WAY TO MOVE WATER IN THE WINTER. LET'S FIND A WAY TO GET WATER OFF THE LAKE TO HELP OUR FRIENDS IN DEVILS LAKE, BUT LET'S WORK ON IT TOGETHER BECAUSE WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. >> HOW ABOUT THE ISSUE WITH THE RED RIVER DIVERSION MAINLY IN FARGO BUT THE RED RIVER VALLEY. >> SAME ISSUE THERE. WE HAD A WONDERFUL YEAR THIS YEAR. CAN'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THAT. GOD GAVE US THE WINTER WE HAD THIS YEAR. BUT THE FUNDING SIDE OF THAT EQUATION, MANY TIMES WE FIND OURSELVES WAITING FOR FUNDING IN NORTH DAKOTA, WE NEED TO LEAD MORE THAN WE HAVE BECAUSE WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO MOVE THINGS FORWARD. I THINK WE CAN SPEND MONEY SMARTER ON THE RETENTION OF WATER UPSTREAM AND IN ANY OF THE BASINS, AND THAT'S GOING TO BE MONEY WELL SPENT, I BELIEVE, AND I THINK WE CAN WORK WITH FARMERS AND LAND OWNER OWNERS SO WE CANT THAT DONE. IN FARGO WITH THE DIVERSION PLANT, THERE IS WORK TO BE DONE ON THAT TO MAKE SURE THE VOICES ARE HEARD UPSTREAM AND IN THE COMMUNITY AND, AT THE END OF THE DAY, OUR LARGEST CITY, A LARGE CHUNK OF OUR ECONOMY IN NORTH DAKOTA, THEY NEED TO GET INTO SPRING AND KNOW THEY DON'T HAVE TO THROW SANDBAGS EVERY YEAR. >> LET'S GO TO EDUCATION. HOW ABOUT HIGHER EDUCATION IN NORTH DAKOTA? I MEAN, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON HOW THE SYSTEM IS WORKING? YOU KNOW, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CRITICAL VOICES SPEAK OUT IN THE PAST FEW YEARS. >> WELL, WE'VE HAD SOME SHORTCOMINGS THERE AND, YOU KNOW, WE CAN READ THE HEADLINES AND LOOK AT THE SITUATION AT DICKINSON STATE, FOR INSTANCE. I THINK THERE HAS BEEN LEADERSHIP THAT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH STRONGER COMING FROM THE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION. THE GOVERNOR APPOINTS THOSE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE GOVERNOR ALSO HAS TO HAVE THEIR BACK AS WELL. I THINK I'M MOST HAPPY ON MY TICKET, I HAVE DR. ELLEN CHAFFEE AS MY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR CANDIDATE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF VALLEY STATE. SHE LOOKED AT HOW BOARDS COULD BE BETTER. ONE WAY IT COULD BE BETTER IS 20 YEARS WITH ONE PARTY'S CONTROL OF THE GOVERNOR'S SEAT, WE HAVEN'T RESHUFFLED THE DECK ON MANY APPOINTMENTS AND I THINK WE COULD BENEFIT FROM THAT. I THINK WE'LL CHOOSE PEOPLE FOR THE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION THAT ARE LOOKING OUT FOR STUDENTS, EMINENTLY QUALIFIED AND WE WANT TO HELP THEM DO BETTER IN THEIR JOB OF LEADING THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, FOCUS ON STUDENTS LIKE DR. CHAFFEE AT VALLEY STATE, LOOK TO THE FEATURE. FEATURE. ONE OF THE FIRST THREE COLLEGES IN THE COUNTRY THAT HAD LAPTOPS FOR EVERY STUDENT. THAT WAS PRETTY INNOVATIVE STRATEGY AT THE TIME AND WE NEED TO LOOK FOR THOSE OPPORTUNITIES. THIS IS A CROWN JEWEL IN NORTH DAKOTA THAT WE HAVE GOOD COLLEGES OUR KIDS CAN G TO. >> WE'LL MOVE ON BECAUSE THE TWO INTERESTING ISSUES ON THE JUNE PRIMARY, FIRST OFF, THE FIGHTING SIOUX NICKNAME. YOU KNOW, THAT'S GOING TO COME UP. WHERE DO YOU STAND ON THIS AND THE CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE ON THE BALLOT AND, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, WHAT DO YOU SEE -- WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN WITH THAT? >> WELL, IT'S ON THE BALLOT NOW, OBVIOUSLY, AND WE HAD THAT IN THE SENATE LAST YEAR AND I VOTED AGAINST THAT. I THINK THE BOARD HAD ITS TRACK LAID OUT IN FRONT OF IT. YOU KNOW, JUST LIKE THE NICKNAME, YOU KNOW, IT IS AN NCA ISSUE AND IT'S A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION, AND, OBVIOUSLY, WE CAN KEEP THE NICKNAME, BUT WE WON'T BE PLAYING IN THE NCA. I THINK IT WILL HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON THE UNIVERSITY. THEY WILL LOSE ATHLETES, PROBABLY SOME PROGRAMS AND STUDENTS AS WELL. THAT'S AN ISSUE THAT COULD HAVE ENDED LAST WINTER IN THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THE GOVERNOR CHOSE TO SIGN THAT IN 30 MINUTES, PROBABLY ONE OF THE FASTEST BILLS SIGNED, BUT IT'S BEEN AN ONGOING ISSUE THAT I THINK HAS DISTRACTED US FROM THE GREATER GOAL OF HERE'S A GREAT UNIVERSITY IN NORTH DAKOTA THAT CAN EDUCATE OUR KIDS AND PREPARE THEM FOR JOBS IN THE FUTURE. I THINK THIS ISSUE, YOU KNOW, WILL BE DECIDED IN JUNE, BUT IT COULD HAVE ENDED LAST YEAR. >> WELL, AND HOW ABOUT MEASURE 2? THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE PROPERTY TAXES BEING ABOLISHED. WHERE DO YOU STAND? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS? >> WELL, I'M OPPOSED TO THAT JUST BECAUSE OF THE EROSION IT WOULD HAVE ON LOCAL CONTROL. IN MY SENATE SERVICE, I'VE ALWAYS STOOD UP FOR OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND GIVING THEM THE RESOURCES THEY NEED. BY THE SAME TOKEN, THAT ISSUE IS BEFORE US WAS I BELIEVE THE GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE HAS NOT DONE ENOUGH TO ALLEVIATE THE PRESSURE ON PROPERTY TAXES, SO PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED, RIGHTFULLY SO. AS GOVERNOR, I WOULD DO MORE TO MAKE SURE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS GET THE SUPPORT THEY NEED, TO EXTEND GREATER HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX CREDITS FOR THOSE MOST IN NEED. I WILL BE VOTING NO ON THE MEASURE, OBVIOUSLY, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I LIKE MY LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD AND THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE TOWNSHIP OFFICERS THAT TAKE CARE OF THE NEEDS. IF WE DON'T LIKE THE JOB THEY'RE DOING, WE COULD ALWAYS RUN TO BE A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER OR COUNTY COMMISSIONER. I DON'T THINK WE WANT TO LOSE THAT. I THINK THE MEASURE GOES TOO FAR. >> OKAY. NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT FARMING AND THE FARM POLICY. I KNOW A LOT OF THIS IS SOMEWHAT DECIDED AT FEDERAL LEVELS FOR DIFFERENT THINGS THERE, BUT IN NORTH DAKOTA, FARMING AND RANCHING IS PRETTY STRONG AGAIN. TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF NORTH DAKOTA'S FARMING AND RANCHING SECTOR. >> IT'S IMPORTANT AND IT LENDS TO THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN NORTH DAKOTA. AS AN AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL STATE, THE STRONG SYSTEM OF FAMILY, FARMING AND RANCHING IN NORTH DAKOTA DEFINES WHO WE ARE. OBVIOUSLY, THE FEDERAL FARM BILL WILL HAVE A HUGE INFLUENCE ON THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE IN NORTH DAKOTA. I WAS IN A MEETING WITH SANDRA CONRAD AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DELEGATION IN BISMARCK RECENTLY. I THINK THEY HAVE A BLUEPRINT THAT WILL TAKE IT FORWARD AND MAINTAIN CROP INSURANCE FOR FARMERS IN NORTH DAKOTA. SOME OF THE CONSERVATION PROGRAMS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US AS ACROSS NORTH DAKOTA. I'M SURE IT WILL BE A FIGHT, BUT AS GOVERNOR, THEY CAN COUNT ON ME AS A WORKING CATTLE RANCHER, AS SOMEONE WHO'S -- YOU KNOW, IT'S A SMALL ENOUGH PLACE, BUT IT'S HOW WE MAKE OUR LIVING. I UNDERSTAND HOW THE OTHER FARMERS AND RANCHERS FEEL ABOUT IT. >> OKAY. A LOT OF GROUND TO COVER AND WE'LL TRY TO GET A COUPLE MORE. NORTH DAKOTA'S ENERGY INDUSTRY, WHICH IS BECOMING A PLAYER, YOU KNOW, NATIONALLY AND A LITTLE INTERNATIONALLY, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS, POLICIES IN THIS AREA? >> OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS A RESOURCE WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH. I THINK WE NEED TO MANAGE IT IN A NUMBER OF WAYS. THERE ARE RISKS, OBVIOUSLY, TO HAVING S SO MUCH WEALTH THRUST UPON US TO QUICKLY. THERE IS RECENT TALK ABOUT NORWAY BEING AN EXAMPLE OF A COUNTRY THAT HAD TREMENDOUS ENERGY GROWTH, AND A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT THEY SAID -- ONE US WITH MAKE SURE AS YOU GO INTO THIS ENERGY BILL THAT YOU HAVE THE UTMOST IN TRANSPARENCY AND ETHICS IN YOUR GOVERNMENT. I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE AN ISSUE NOT ONLY IN THIS ELECTION BUT IN THE FUTURE OF NORTH DAKOTA WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY DOLLARS ON THE TABLE, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE SEE EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON IN GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR BAD THINGS TO HAPPEN WHEN THERE IS THAT MUCH MONEY ON THE LINE. YOU KNOW, THE GOVERNOR SITS ON THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION WHICH OVERSEES THE OIL AND GAS DIVISION. LET'S MAKE SURE OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE DOING THE BIDDING OF THE PUBLIC, WHICH INCLUDES THE OIL COMPANIES. THEY'RE PART OF OUR PUBLIC IN NORTH DAKOTA, BUT INCLUDES EVERYBODY ACROSS THE STATE. I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE SURE OUR COMMUNITIES ARE TAKEN CARE OF, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THE OIL WILL BE GONE SOME DAY, YOU KNOW, WHETHER IT'S 20 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD, BUT WE'LL ALL STILL BE HERE AND WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE A BAD HANGOVER WHEN THIS IS ALL DONE. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE PUT THE BLOCKS IN PLACE FOR THE NEXT TRANSITION IN THE ECONOMY. WE'VE GOT TO START THAT NOW. THAT WILL TAKE A BIG INVESTMENT, I THINK, IN EDUCATION, BECAUSE THAT'S HOW WE'LL BRIDGE FROM THIS ENERGY BOOM IN THE FUTURE FOR NORTH DAKOTA. >> WHAT ARE SOME OF THE OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES OTHER THAN WHAT WE'VE ALREADY TALK ABOUT IN THIS ELECTION? >> WE'VE TOUCHED ON THEM AROUND THE EDGES. OBVIOUSLY, A LOT WILL DEPEND ON HOW WE MANAGE THE OIL BOOM, THE VISION WE SET FORWARD, HOW WE INVEST THE WEALTH OF THE BOOM. THIS IS A ONE-TIME HARVEST. HOW DO WE MAKE SURE THIS IS A LASTING HARVEST NORTH DAKOTAIANS CAN BE PROUD OF THAT MAINTAINS THE QUALITY OF LIFE? WE HAVE EDUCATION IN THAT ROLE. I HAVE AN IDEA OF A LASTING HARVEST SCHOLARSHIP WHICH IS SIMILAR TO WHAT WYOMING DID. WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY WHERE EVERY STUDENT FROM NORTH DAKOTA GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL HAS A CHANCE TO GO TO COLLEGE IN ONE OF OUR NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITIES. THE CHALLENGES WITH WATER WILL BE DISCUSSED. LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW WE MANAGE THE OIL BOOM, HOW WE PRIORITIZE THE INVESTMENTS OF THAT WEALTH. HOW WE DO A BETTER JOB EDUCATING OUR CITIZENS. >> FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR CAMPAIGN, WHERE CAN PEOPLE CONTACT? >> THEY CAN LIKE US ON Facebook, FOLLOW US ON TWITTER OR GO TAYLORFOR ND.com. WE WON'T SEE ALL OF THE FOLKS AT THE COFFEE SHOP, BUT HOPEFULLY ONLINE, TOO. >> WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BAKE SEASON ON PRAIRIE PULSE. >> THANK YOU. >> THANKS FOR WATCHING PRAIRIE PULSE

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Eligibility

According to Article 5 of the constitution, to be eligible to hold an elective office as governor, a person must be a qualified elector North Dakota, must be at least thirty years of age on the day of the election, and must have been a resident of the state for the five years preceding election to office.

Dates of party conventions and gubernatorial nominations

The dates that political parties meet to nominate official candidates for state offices varies by party.

Here is an overview of this 2016 general election cycle:

On April 1, 2016, the Democratic party nominated its candidate, Marvin Nelson. He joined Joan Heckaman, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor as the combined Democratic choice, seeking to become the two highest elected officials for the state's executive branch for voters to choose in the general election in November 2016.

The Republican nominee for governor, Doug Burgum, was announced at the Republican Party's state convention on June 14, 2016. Burgum joined Brent Sanford, the lieutenant gubernatorial candidate, together becoming the combined Republican choice in the 2016 general election. Burgum and Sanford are seeking the two top elected official positions in the executive branch.

The Libertarian candidate seeking election as North Dakota's governor in 2016 is Marty Riske. The lieutenant governor candidate for the Libertarian party is Joshua Voytek.[3] Together, Riske and Voytek will present a unified, single option for the top two slots in the executive branch for the state in November's general election. The North Dakota Libertarian Party convention was held November 7, 2015, when the party nominated Riske and Voytek for the 2016 race.

Dates of general elections

The dates of the general election for the office of governor are set by the North Dakota legislative assembly. Traditionally, the general election date coincides with the U.S. Presidential election which is the first Tuesday of November in even years, every four years (except when the first Tuesday falls on November 1; in that case, the general election is held on November 8).

The next gubernatorial election in North Dakota is slated for November 3, 2020.

Current governor

The current governor of North Dakota is Republican Doug Burgum. He became governor December 15, 2016.

Governor and lieutenant governor elected together

According to the state constitution, the governor and the lieutenant governor must be elected on a joint ballot, or single ticket.[4] In North Dakota, each candidate for governor appears printed on the ballot with the candidate for lieutenant governor of the same political party.

A single vote is cast for both offices; no other option is available to the voter. Therefore, a voter may not choose a single candidate for governor from one political party and a single candidate for lieutenant governor from a competing party.

Additional gubernatorial rights, responsibilities and positions

In addition to his role leading the executive branch offices, the governor has the right to sign or veto laws and to call the Legislative Assembly into emergency session.

The governor is also, by statute, chairman of the North Dakota Industrial Commission.

Length and dates of term

A governor is elected by statewide popular vote to a four-year term.

North Dakota law specifies that a regular term of an elected governor shall commence on December 15 following the November election in an even year, for a term of precisely four years, ending on December 15 four years after his or her inauguration.

Date of inauguration, exceptions and inaugural celebrations

The standard date of inauguration to the office of Governor of North Dakota is December 15 following the even-year general election.

Thus, the next scheduled inauguration of the governor will be held on December 15, 2020, for the successful candidate chosen at the November 2020 general election.

Other dates for the regularly scheduled inaugurations were mandated at various times, primarily dates in late December following the general election and several in January of the year following the general election.

There have been cases where the governor of North Dakota was inaugurated on other dates, due to the vacancy of the office of governor. These have included the resignation of the governor, the death in office of a governor, and in one instance, the judicial removal because of a felony conviction of a governor (William Langer; his conviction was later overturned and he was elected to another term).

Inaugural balls and related celebrations have been most often been celebrated on the dates of gubernatorial inaugurations.

Although the current governor, Doug Burgum, was inaugurated on December 15, 2016, the formal inaugural celebration was held in January 2017. The decision to conduct the celebration at a later date was made to avoid interference with the busy holiday schedules of many celebrants in December.[5]

No term limits on governor

There is no limit to the number of terms a governor may serve, if elected.

Non-sequential terms

It is possible for a governor to serve non-sequential terms.

Official residence

The official residence of the governor is the North Dakota Governor's Residence in Bismarck.

See also

References

  1. ^ "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.legis.nd.gov/constit/a05.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.lpnorthdakota.org/leadership/
  4. ^ http://www.legis.nd.gov/constit/a05.pdf
  5. ^ http://legacy.wday.com/event/article/id/72633/

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