WATCH AND LISTEN TO DOUG IN THE NEWS

Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: November 11, 2016

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

 

 


Team Doug’s Weekly Round-Up

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.’”

SOCIAL MEDIA …

Follow Doug and Brent along the campaign trail at Facebook and  Twitter.

Share

Tweet

Forward

+1

Paid for by Doug Burgum for North Dakota, JoDee Hanson, treasurer

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Doug Burgum for North Dakota | 406 N Broadway | Fargo, ND 58102 | USA


 

Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: November 4, 2016

By | Uncategorized | No Comments
 
 

Team Doug Weekly Round-Up

 

 

 

With less than 4 days away until Election Day, Team Doug is taking nothing for granted. Earlier this week, we released our final ad, Doug held a rally in Grand Forks and met with voters in Jamestown.

If you want to help with our GOTV efforts, contact Lucas Paper with the North Dakota GOP – lucas@ndgop.org – to get signed up.  

Finally, don’t forget you’re invited to our Election Night Party at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo and doors open at 7:00 PM. 

News From The Trail … 

In our closing ad, Kathryn reminds voters of Doug’s passion for North Dakota and how he wants to create jobs and revitalize communities across the state. As the Bismarck Tribune reports: “Doug Burgum is featuring his fiancee in his final TV ad of the North Dakota governor campaign. Kathryn Helgaas opens the Republican’s 30-second spot by saying that she and Burgum love North Dakota and he is running for governor ‘for all the right reasons.’ It closes with Burgum talking about revitalizing communities, streamlining government, creating jobs and balancing the budget without raising taxes.”


During his rally in Grand Forks, Doug said that he’s not taking anything for granted.  As WDAZ reports: “Doug Burgum, the Republican candidate for governor, says he’s not he’s taking any chances even though he is the heavy favorite based on North Dakota’s greatly Republican history.”

After offering a new vision for North Dakota, the Fargo Forum endorsed Doug Burgum saying that he’s the right man at the right time. “Fargo entrepreneur Doug Burgum, who shocked the comfortable Republican establishment by winning a primary landslide over the party’s endorsed candidate, will bring new ideas and a fresh vision to the North Dakota governor’s office. He’s the right choice to usher in an era of change and innovation that can strengthen and diversify the state’s economy and modernize the way state government meets its mandates. … He’s the right man at the right time. He has an agenda that is as exciting as it is evolutionary. North Dakotans should make him their new governor.”

Doug also said that he’s open to a discussion about expanding Medicaid, but that our healthcare system is broken due to ObamaCare. As the Grand Forks Herald reports: “Burgum said there are ‘many benefits’ to expanded Medicaid in North Dakota, such as the 20,000 people who have health insurance. But he said it’s part of a ‘larger problem.’  ‘And it’s part of a larger problem called Obamacare,’ he said before door-knocking in a Grand Forks neighborhood.  Still, Burgum signaled he was open to reauthorizing Medicaid expansion. … Burgum said the bigger challenge for North Dakota leaders will be figuring ‘out a health care system that actually works.’ ‘The role of a state should be to be a platform for innovation,’ he said. ‘The role of a state shouldn’t be to rubber-stamp federal programs that just don’t work.’”

Finally, if you want to want to watch the election results with Team Doug, we’ll be at Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo and you’re welcome to join us. “[Doug and Kathryn] will attend an election night party with family, friends, and supporters at the Sanctuary Events Center in Fargo at 7:00 PM.”

 
Social Media …

 

 

 

Follow Doug and Brent along the campaign trail at Facebook and  Twitter.
###

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.

 

 

 

Share

 

 

Tweet

 

 

Forward

 

 

+1

 

 

 

Paid for by Doug Burgum for North Dakota, JoDee Hanson, treasurer

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Doug Burgum for North Dakota | 406 N Broadway | Fargo, ND 58102 | USA

 

 

 

 

Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: October 28, 2016

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

 

 


Team Doug Weekly Round-Up

With just 11 days until Election Day, you can feel the enthusiasm building behind Doug’s effort to diversify the economy and build vibrant communities across North Dakota.

Earlier this week, Doug held a town hall meeting at the Village Inn and spoke at the Minot Republican Women’s monthly dinner. Meanwhile, Brent Sanford was on Scott Hennen’s program and spoke at the North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties conference.

NEWS FROM THE WEEK …

Valley News Live reports that Doug Burgum released his high tech government ad.  “North Dakota GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum released a new ad today titled, ‘High Tech Government.” In the ad, Mr. Burgum talks about how he is going to work to diversify North Dakota’s economy with 21st century jobs, focus on his Main Street Initiative to revitalize our State’s downtowns, and re-invent state government to treat the taxpayers like the “customers we are.’”


In a must-read story from the Fargo Forum, Doug Burgum outlined his Main Street Initiative that will help communities across the state attract and retain a strong workforce.  “Doug Burgum is taking his interest in downtown revitalization on the gubernatorial campaign trail with a new pitch he calls his Main Street Initiative. … Burgum has repeatedly said a “unique” downtown is crucial to attract a talented workforce of young professionals who seek out inviting urban environments. By mixing uses — residential, retail and offices — downtowns become more attractive and vital. ‘If you want to recruit people here, you need attractive cities,’ Burgum said, noting Job Service North Dakota lists 14,750 job openings, with 1,000 positions available in Fargo. Downtowns are critical in making a city unique and inviting, he said. ‘They’re the differentiators.’”

Doug Burgum also spoke with Alison Voorhees at KVVR about his Main Street Initiative.  “VOORHEES: Let’s talk about the Main Street Intiative which relies on the skilled workforce. A strong infrastructure and healthy communities to grow the economy. How do you plan on creating and keeping a skilled workforce when so many graduates are attracted to high paying out of state jobs?  BURGUM: I think this is something that I’ve been doing for the last 30 years in North Dakota, which is getting the best and the brightest in North Dakota to either stay here or move back so I’ve got a lot of direct experience in that. One thing that’s clear and understood by my running mate Mayor Brent Sanford of Watford City is we’ve been doing a great job in his community of building a community people want to live in. It’s not just about creating great jobs, we have to create cities that young people want to live in.”

Finally, The Bismarck Tribune endorsed business leader Doug Burgum for Governor, because he’ll bring a business perspective to Bismarck. “The Tribune feels [Doug Burgum] is the best candidate for the job. He offers a more business-like approach to the governor’s office, plus his tech background could lead to some interesting improvements in state government. Burgum likely bring a different mindset to government.”

TWEETS … 


Follow Doug and Brent along the campaign trail at Facebook and  Twitter.
###

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.

Share

Tweet

Forward

+1

Paid for by Doug Burgum for North Dakota, JoDee Hanson, treasurer

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Doug Burgum for North Dakota | 406 N Broadway | Fargo, ND 58102 | USA


 

Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: October 21, 2016

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

 


Team Doug Weekly Round-Up

It was an exciting week for the campaign, as Doug Burgum outlined his Main Street Initiative that will create jobs and help communities across North Dakota attract and retain a strong workforce.  Doug also spoke with Scott Hennen, Rob Port, Joel Heitkamp and Chris Berg’s about issues facing North Dakota.

Finally, with the Vikings playing the Eagles on Sunday, Doug praised Carson Wentz for being an inspirational figure for our state.

– Team Doug 

Doug Burgum released an ad on his Main Street Initiative that will create vibrant downtowns, attract a strong workforce, and keep our children and grandchildren in North Dakota. As KFGO-AM reports: “Republican governor candidate Doug Burgum is releasing his second television advertisement of the general election campaign. The statewide ad focuses on Burgum’s Main Street Initiative aimed at rebuilding downtowns across North Dakota to keep and attract workers.”

  • Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford also penned an op-ed for the Fargo Forum outlining how the Main Street Initiative will help rebuild communities across North Dakota. “I’m passionate about this initiative because, as mayor of Watford City, I’ve seen how implementing pro-growth economic policies have revitalized our own main street — benefitting both small businesses and individuals alike. Many other towns have shared that same success, and with the Main Street Initiative we hope to spread the proven ideas that are empowering communities throughout our state. Our Main Street Initiative for North Dakota is built on a foundation of respect for the past, gratitude for the present, and inspiration for the future. As a mayor, I understand that every town faces different challenges, and there is no top-down, one-size-fits-all solution to economic success.”
  • Say Anything Blog reports that Burgum’s plan accurately describes the cost of expanding infrastructure that is associated with sprawling developments. “When Burgum talks about the tax burdens associated expanded infrastructure serving sprawling development, he’s not wrong. Every additional mile of road surface, every new square mile of housing and commercial development, is area that has to be served by snowplows and sewer and police/fire protection. Those things cost money.”
  • Finally, to read more about Doug and Brent’s Main Street Initiative visit our website!  
Doug Burgum also spoke to the St. Paul Pioneer Press about how Carson Wentz is an inspiration to what North Dakotans can do. “‘North Dakotans think of themselves as humble, hardworking people who have overcome long odds,’ said Burgum, a former NDSU cheerleader and self-made billionaire who literally bet the family farm to start his own software company in the early 1980s. ‘It’s been 127 years since we achieved statehood and people are still in touch with their immigrant grandparents and pioneering on the prairie. When Carson Wentz, who was a skinny freshman like all of us were, goes from the Bison to the pros, and then becomes a starting quarterback with immediate success, it’s a dream come true. And to do it the way he has, with so much class and presence and ability,’ Burgum continued, ‘he’s an inspiration to see what North Dakotans can do.’”
                         
TWEETS … 

Follow Doug and Brent along the campaign trail at Facebook and  Twitter.

###

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.

Share

Tweet

Forward

+1

Paid for by Doug Burgum for North Dakota, JoDee Hanson, treasurer

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Doug Burgum for North Dakota | 406 N Broadway | Fargo, ND 58102 | USA


 

Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: October 14, 2016

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

 


Team Doug Weekly Round-Up

Between releasing our first ad, our final debate, an endorsement from the NFIB, a trip to Wishek for Sauerkraut Day and UND’s Homecoming it was an exciting week for the campaign.  Let’s look at the news from the past week.    
– Team Doug

 

Follow Doug and Brent along the campaign trail at Facebook and  Twitter.

###

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.

 

 

News From The Week … 

The Associated Press reports that Doug Burgum released his first ad of the general election that focused on North Dakota’s budget. “Republican governor candidate Doug Burgum is releasing his first television advertisement of the general election campaign. The statewide ad focuses on North Dakota’s budget troubles. In it, Burgum pledges to work with lawmakers to balance the state budget without raising taxes. He emphasizes zero-based budgeting, which means government programs are financed based on their needs instead of a percentage increase over the previous period.”

Doug visited Fargo Glass and Paint where he received the endorsement from the NFIB. “At a news conference held in Fargo on October 11, NFIB announced its endorsement of Doug Burgum for governor. ‘With Doug in Bismarck, small-business owners and families across our state will have a leader who is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs and innovators who are creating new jobs for our state,’ said Rae Ann Kelsch, NFIB/North Dakota state director, which made the endorsement of Burgum. ‘I am grateful for the NFIB’s support, and together we can diversify our economy to create jobs and build vibrant communities across North Dakota to attract and retains our children and grandchildren,’ said Burgum.”

After a strong post-primary fundraising report, The Bismarck Tribune reports that Doug was thankful for all of the support he has received. “Nearly $1.6 million in contributions have poured into the campaign war chest of North Dakota Republican Party gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum this year. ‘We are thankful for all the support we have received across North Dakota. Together we can balance our budget without raising taxes, create jobs and revitalize our main streets across our state so we can attract and retain a strong workforce,’ Burgum said in a statement.”

Tweets …

Share

Tweet

Forward

+1


Paid for by Doug Burgum for North Dakota, JoDee Hanson, treasurer

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Doug Burgum for North Dakota | 406 N Broadway | Fargo, ND 58102 | USA


 

Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: October 7, 2016

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

 


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.    
– Team Doug 

 

Follow Doug and Brent along the campaign trail at Facebook and  Twitter.

###

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.

 

 

News From The Week …  

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.”  

Social Media …

Share

Tweet

Forward

+1

Paid for by Doug Burgum for North Dakota, JoDee Hanson, treasurer

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Doug Burgum for North Dakota | 406 N Broadway | Fargo, ND 58102 | USA


 

Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: September 30

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

 

 


Team Doug Weekly Round-Up

It was an exciting week for the campaign, as early voting has officially begun in North Dakota. Additionally, Doug and Brent traveled around the state where they discussed their plans to create a new economy for North Dakota, which will create jobs.

Finally, next Monday night is the second debate which will be held in Bismarck. Let’s look at the news from the past few days. 

– Team Doug 

 

Follow Doug and Brent along the campaign trail at Facebook and  Twitter.
###

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.

 

 

News From The Week …  
 
With Election Day approaching, Team Doug released a web video highlighting how to vote early for Doug and the GOP ticket. 

Fargo resident Melissa Schmalenberger penned an op-ed in the Fargo Forum where she praised Doug Burgum for creating jobs and allowing her the opportunity to raise their children in North Dakota. “I write this in support of Doug Burgum for North Dakota governor and to publicly thank him for his role in allowing us to raise all three of our children in the state. My husband and I both grew up in western North Dakota and traveled to University of North Dakota for college knowing that with my husband pursuing a degree in technology, we would most likely leave the state for a job in a metropolitan area. As my husband started applying for jobs after leaving graduate school, he applied for a job at a software company neither of us had ever heard of, Great Plains Software. My husband would tell me stories about what kind of person Doug was. He can cite numerous examples of where Doug saw the company not as the product being produced as the greatest asset, but the employees being the most important asset. I write this in support of Doug Burgum for North Dakota governor and to publicly thank him for his role in allowing us to raise all three of our children in the state.”

 
Carson Wentz got his first bow buck and KVRR-TV reports that Wentz thanked Doug for his assistance.

Additionally, Team Doug participated in NDSU’s homecoming parade.

Finally, Hanford Mayor Debbie Burgum Dahl writes on Facebook that Hannaford is Burgum Country. 

Tweets …

Share

Tweet

Forward

+1

Paid for by Doug Burgum for North Dakota, JoDee Hanson, treasurer

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Doug Burgum for North Dakota | 406 N Broadway | Fargo, ND 58102 | USA


 

Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: September 23

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

 

 


Team Doug Weekly Round-Up

With 45 days until Election Day, it was an exciting week for the Burgum/Sanford campaign. Doug and Brent attended an energy conference and also attended a town hall meeting with Bronze Star recipient Pete Hegseth in Minot.

Additionally, Doug spoke with radio hosts Scott Hennen and Joel Heitkamp at length about various issues. Finally, Doug’s vision to transform and diversify North Dakota’s is resonating across party lines, as this morning a Democrat state house candidate endorsed him.       

– Team Doug

News From The Week …

In a must read story from the Grand Forks Herald, Doug Burgum outlines his plan to create a new economy for North Dakota. “I’m super bullish about the long-term future of our state. You know, our country was started with the idea the states were going to have different approaches, and today, at the speed at which technology is changing, every state needs to be an innovation platform. And I think North Dakota can be one of the top innovation platforms in the country because we have the people, the resources, the size, the agility and the educational institutions to allow us to be very agile in places where perhaps other states can’t be.”

Doug Burgum and Brent Sanford attended the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s conference in Minot where they discussed how energy-related projects can create jobs in North Dakota. As KMOT-TV reports: “Doug Burgum, the Republican nominee for Governor, addressed the crowd Sept. 20 at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual conference in Minot. Burgum spoke on various energy-related issues, including the competition over shale that the Bakken region faces with other parts of the country, as well as the need to tap into new technologies to keep the pace in the industry and deal with low commodity prices.”

Doug also stopped by Joel Heitkamp’s studio where they talked about issues affecting North Dakotans and also took questions from callers. As KFGO-AM reports: “Doug Burgum, Republican candidate for governor of North Dakota, talks about recent issues in the state of North Dakota. Burgum weighs in on the Dakota Access Pipeline and related protests … corporate farming, property taxes and answers questions from callers.”

Say Anything Blog reports that Doug Burgum said that Barack Obama’s decision to block the Dakota Access pipeline could hurt North Dakota’s economy. “Doug Burgum, the multi-millionaire businessman from Fargo who is the Republican candidate for Governor of North Dakota, says the Obama administration blocking the Dakota Access pipeline could have economic implications far beyond the energy industry.”

U.S. Army Veteran and Bronze Star recipient Pete Hegseth and Doug Burgum were in Minot where they held a town hall meeting.  As KMOT-TV reports: “[Pete] Hegseth was joined by North Dakota’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Bergum. The two discussed this weekend’s national news, the election and how to get involved in the national debate.”

Democrat Kirsten Diederich is supporting business leader Doug Burgum for Governor. As Say Anything Blog reports: “Also surprising was that Diederich said she’s supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum for governor.”

Doug Burgum was inducted into the Northern Cass Hall of Fame for his work to create jobs and economic opportunities in North Dakota. As the Fargo Forum reports: “Northern Cass School District will honor inductees into its inaugural Hall of Fame class with a banquet and ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Northern Cass School. The honorees are: Doug Burgum, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who graduated from Northern Cass High School, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. Burgum helped expand Fargo’s Great Plains Software, and was an executive at Microsoft after that corporation’s purchase of Great Plains. He is also involved with Arthur Ventures and Kilbourne Group. He was the 2009 recipient of North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.”

In his 40 under 40 profile, Scott Farquhar, the co-founder of Atlassian – a top software company – praises Doug Burgum for his leadership in the private sector. As Fortune reports: “Our chairman, Doug Burgum, once told me that whilst you need vision to lead, you must also have the humility to tap into the unique talents of your team. Be humble enough to approach each situation with the assumption that you’re not the smartest person in the room. He reminded me that humility is the best defense against arrogance, which is a CEO’s worst enemy. Arrogance can lead to complacency, and that fundamentally blocks innovation and urgency.”  

Tweets …

Follow Doug and Brent along the campaign trail at Facebook and  Twitter.
###

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.

Share

Tweet

Forward

+1

Paid for by Doug Burgum for North Dakota, JoDee Hanson, treasurer

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Doug Burgum for North Dakota | 406 N Broadway | Fargo, ND 58102 | USA


 

Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: September 16

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

 

 


Team Doug Weekly Round-Up

With 52 days until Election Day, Doug Burgum and Brent Sanford were busy campaigning this week about their vision to build a new economy for North Dakota. Additionally, Doug was on WDAY-AM today where he gave an update from the campaign trail.

Below are the highlights from the week, which include campaign stops in Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck.

– Team Doug

News Summary …

The Grand Forks Herald reports that Doug was critical of Barack Obama’s federal government for changing the rules of Dakota Access after the outcome was decided.  “Doug Burgum, the Republican candidate for North Dakota governor, criticized last week’s decision from three federal agencies to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Soon after a federal judge ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request for an injunction against the oil pipeline Friday, the agencies released a statement indicating construction would not be allowed on U.S. Army Corps of Engineering land bordering or under Lake Oahe until it can determine whether it will need to reconsider its previous decisions about that site. ‘It’s like you win the game, and then you find out five minutes after the game is over that you didn’t win the game because we’re actually thinking about changing the rules of the game that you decided to play,’ Burgum said in an interview with the Herald Wednesday afternoon. ‘That’s a much broader problem for our entire economy.’ … ‘We can and should continue to try to advance our abilities to listen to each other,’ Burgum said. ‘The judge did rule that the pipeline company did everything that they were required.’”

Meanwhile, Say Anything Blog reports Doug had some insightful information regarding the actions that came from Barack Obama’s Administration. “Fargo businessman Doug Burgum – makes some insightful comments about the absurdity of President Obama’s actions. … If people like President Obama want to block pipelines, and block oil development, then they should work to change policies so that those things are illegal. That’s how democracy is supposed to work.”

Tweets …







Follow Doug and Brent along the campaign trail at Facebook and  Twitter.

###

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.

Share

Tweet

Forward

+1

Paid for by Doug Burgum for North Dakota, JoDee Hanson, treasurer

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Doug Burgum for North Dakota | 406 N Broadway | Fargo, ND 58102 | USA


 

Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: September 9

By | Uncategorized | No Comments

 

 



Team Doug Weekly Round-Up

It was an exciting week for the Burgum Sanford campaign. As we look forward to next week, Doug and Brent will continue to travel across North Dakota by meeting with voters in Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks.

– Team Doug 

News Summary …

With 60 days until Election Day, momentum continues to build for Doug Burgum as The Hill reports that he’s in a strong position to win. “Doug Burgum, a businessman … is likely to replace retiring Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R).”  

If you have a question for Doug, The Dickinson Press reports that voters across North Dakota will be given an opportunity to submit questions for the next debate. “Readers of North Dakota newspapers are invited to submit questions that could be posed to the three candidates for governor when they debate Oct. 3 in Bismarck. The debate featuring Democrat Marvin Nelson of Rolla, Republican Doug Burgum of Fargo, and Libertarian Marty Riske of Fargo will be hosted by The North Dakota Newspaper Association. The debate, which will be open to the public, will be held at the historic Belle Mehus Auditorium in downtown Bismarck. The candidates will be questioned by a panel of newspaper journalists from around the state, but the questions will come, in large part, from newspaper readers. Readers can submit question ideas by email to The Press at newsroom@thedickinsonpress.com.”

Upcoming Events …

Below are some of the events that Doug and Brent are scheduled to attend and speak at next week.

  • On Monday, September 12: North Dakota Auto Dealers Convention in Fargo. 
  • On Tuesday, September 13: North Dakota GOP Chairman’s lunch in Bismarck.
  • On Wednesday, September 14: Grand Forks Business Advisory Board meeting in Grand Forks.
  • On Friday, September 16: North Dakota League of Cities in Bismarck.
  • On Friday, September 16: North Dakota Dental Association’s lunch in Bismarck.  

Tweets …

Supporter Spotlight …

Follow Doug and Brent along the campaign trail at Facebook and  Twitter.

###

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.

Share

Tweet

Forward

+1

Paid for by Doug Burgum for North Dakota, JoDee Hanson, treasurer

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Doug Burgum for North Dakota | 406 N Broadway | Fargo, ND 58102 | USA