Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: October 7, 2016

By October 7, 2016Uncategorized


Team Doug Weekly Round-Up

It was an exciting week for the campaign, as we had our second debate where Doug discussed his plan to transform North Dakota’s economy.  Additionally, Doug campaigned in Cavalier and also chatted with Scott Hennen and Joel Heitkamp on the radio about his vision for North Dakota.    
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Doug Burgum grew up in Arthur, North Dakota and graduated from North Dakota State University.  Doug literally bet the family farm on a software startup company that hired thousands of North Dakotans from over 220 North Dakota communities.  Doug is a business leader and political outsider who will bring new ideas and a fresh perspective that will transform North Dakota’s economy for the future.



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In a must-read article from Fargo Inc!, Doug Burgum answered questions from business leaders in Fargo about how we create a new economy for North Dakota that will create jobs and keep our state prosperous. “[Doug Burgum] the Kilbourne Group founder and former chairman & CEO of Great Plains Software is a 30,000-foot thinker and understands that a complex business world requires complex business solutions. From workforce development to infrastructure to the ever-increasing role that technology plays in our professional lives, he favors a long-term approach over quick, politically expedient fixes. Fargo INC! recently sat down with the Fargo businessman to get his best thinking on a number of the biggest issues facing Fargo- Moorhead business now and in the years to come. Our twist on it? We had you—our readers and the leaders of the FM business community—come up with the questions that you want answered.”

Doug Burgum was also on air with Joel Heitkamp discussing his pro-jobs agenda for North Dakota. As KFGO reports:

In the second gubernatorial debate, Doug Burgum addressed a wide range of issues and explained his plan to create a new economy for North Dakota. As the Bismarck Tribune reports: “Republican Party candidate Doug Burgum, state Rep. Marvin Nelson, D-Rolla, and Marty Riske of the Libertarian Party covered issues including how to deal with low agricultural commodity prices, government handling of expansion related to the oil boom, the makeup of the North Dakota Industrial Commission, state budget woes, education, fentanyl and other drug abuse, reporting of political contributions and childcare. Burgum said he was able to express his platform of balancing the state budget without raising taxes, diversifying the economy and rethinking approaches to education.”

  • On the topic of Dakota Access, Doug stated that this is a collision of principles and this an opportunity to start a new dialogue about how we can work together.  As the Williston Herald reports: “Burgum, the former Microsoft executive and current real estate developer and investor, called it a ‘collision of principles,’ including the right to protest and several hundred years of Native Americans feeling the federal government has broken promises. ‘As we see this collision coming together … I think there’s an opportunity for us to open up a new dialogue,’ he said.”
  • Doug also said he’ll focus on results that will actually improve the education available to children across North Dakota. As the Fargo Forum reports: “Burgum advocated for alternatives such as charter schools or voucher systems and reinventing the education system from top to bottom, focusing more on results than fighting over dollars.”

Finally, don’t forget to vote early for Doug and the GOP ticket, as the Bismarck Tribune reports that one-third of North Dakota votes early. “Though the November election is still 33 days away, about 4,500 people have already cast their ballots in North Dakota. Last Friday, 40 days before Election Day on Nov. 8, voters were able to begin casting their mail-in or absentee ballots, said Stark County Auditor Kay Haag. Voters must fill out an application, which can be found in their county auditor’s office or on the North Dakota Secretary of State’s website, and then send them to their county auditors in order to get a mail-in ballot.”  

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