|Earlier this morning, Doug Burgum penned an op-ed thanking our veterans for their service to our country. “Due to the service and the sacrifice of the brave members of our armed services, the United States remains a beacon of freedom and opportunity to the whole world. To our veterans, and to the current members of the armed services, including our very own North Dakota National Guard, we extend our gratitude for your service and your sacrifice. You are the modern day pillars on which the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution stand.”
After a historic win on Tuesday, Doug and Kathryn would like to express their deep gratitude to everyone who made this possible.
NEWS FROM THE WEEK …
The Wahpeton Daily News reports that nearly 77 percent of North Dakotans picked Doug Burgum and Brent Sanford to lead our state. “North Dakota voters have elected Fargo businessman Doug Burgum and Mayor Brent Sanford of Watford City, North Dakota, to the offices of governor and lieutenant governor. Burgum and Sanford won with 259,067 votes, or 76.51 percent of 338,601 cast statewide on Tuesday, Nov. 8.”
On Wednesday, Doug Burgum tapped former Great Plains Software and Microsoft executive Jodi Uecker to lead his transition. As the Bismarck Tribune reports: “Burgum, who cruised to a 57-point win over Democratic state Rep. Marvin Nelson of Rolla, named former Great Plains Software and Microsoft executive Jodi Uecker to lead his transition team. Uecker also served as an adviser to former Gov. John Hoeven’s transition team in 2000.”
Burgum also reiterated that he’ll be the people’s governor and will not be accepting a salary while in office. As Valley News Live reports: “Burgum says he still plans to give his salary back to the taxpayers. ‘This is the crazy thing about government you would think that would be an easy thing to do like I don’t want to take my salary, some people would be so far to think oh you can’t,’ said Burgum. ‘We’ll figure a way to get it done and even if it means I got to take the salary and donate it, I’ll do that.’”
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