NORTH DAKOTA
     Nov. 8, 2016 Governor

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+Doug Burgum/Brent Sanford (R)
259,863
76.52%
Marvin E. Nelson/Joan Heckaman (D-NPL)
65,855
19.39%
Marty Riske/Joshua Voytek (L)
13,230
3.90%
write-in
653
0.19%

339,601

Eligible voters 570,955.  Ballots cast 349,945..
Plurality 194,008 votes (57.13 percentage points).
 ND Secretary of State



Notes: Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) announced on Aug. 24, 2015 that he would not seek re-election, opening up this seat.  Republicans won all eight statewide races from president to public service commissioner by very lopsided margins; the Democratic candidates failed to reach 30% of the vote in any of the races. 


Although delegates to the Republican state convention in April endorsed North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, former Microsoft executive Doug Burgum bested Stenehjem in the June 14 primary by 59.47% to 38.59% to secure the nomination.  State Rep. Marvin Nelson faced no competition for the Democratic-NPL nomination.  Also on the ballot was Fargo businessman Marty Riske (L).

Burgum, Nelson and Riske engaged in three debates:

Aug. 25 - Greater North Dakota Chamber Policy Summit in Bismarck.

Oct. 3 - North Dakota Newspaper Association in Bismarck (>).

Oct. 10 - Prairie Public Television and AARP in Fargo (>).

FollowTheMoney.org reported the Burgum campaign received contributions totalling $1.9 million, including $1.4 million from the candidate the Stenehjem campaign $901,118, and the Nelson campaign $108,251 (>).


Campaign Managers:

Doug Burgum: Michael Antonopoulos

(July 2016 succeeding Kate Mund)  Operations director on Rand Paul for President, June 2015-Feb. 2016.  Campaign manager on Dr. Monica Wehby's U.S. Senate campaign in Oregon, June-Nov. 2014.  Associate at Axiom Strategies, Sept. 2013-June 2014.  Executive director of the College Republican National Committee, Aug. 2011-Aug. 2013.  District director for California Assemblyman, Jan.-July 2011.  Account executive at Revolvis Consulting, June 2009-Dec. 2010.  B.A. in history and politics from Saint Mary's College of California, 2009.

Kate Mund
President at Lucy Communications from March 2006.  Communications manager at Microsoft, 2001-06; communications manager at Great Plains Software, 1998-2001.  Communications director for United Way of Cass-Clay, Aug. 1996-Aug. 1998.  B.A. in journalism, English from The University of North Dakota, 1992.


Marvin E. Nelson: Josh Dryer
Server at Mezzaluna from Oct. 2015.  Restaurant manager for Radisson Hotels in Fargo, June-Oct. 2015.  TopCon professional at Pinky's Aggregates, Inc. in Rolette, May 2013-May 2015.  Room service at The Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, AK, Nov. 2010-May 2013.  Studied pre-medicine at Kilgore College.







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