Team Doug Weekly Round-Up: September 23

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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.”  

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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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