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Cory Fong

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Cory Fong
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North Dakota Tax Commissioner
Former officeholder
In office
2005 - 2013
Term ends
December 31, 2013 (Resigned)
PredecessorRick Clayburgh (R)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Campaign $$383,657
Appointed byGov. John Hoeven
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGonzaga University
Place of birthGreat Falls, MT
Campaign website
Cory Fong is a former Republican North Dakota Tax Commissioner. He was appointed to the position by Gov. John Hoeven, and won full elected terms in 2006 and 2010. His last term was set to expire in 2014, but he stepped down as commissioner on October 1, 2013. Fong left the office to join Odney Advertising's public affairs division.[1]

He was succeeded by Ryan Rauschenberger on January 1, 2014.


Fong was born in Great Falls, Montana and raised in Helena. He attended Gonzaga University where he earned an undergraduate degree in political science and speech communications.[2]


  • B.A., Political science and speech communications, Gonzaga University

Political career

North Dakota Tax Commissioner (2005-2013)

Fong served as North Dakota Tax Commissioner from his appointment in 2005 until his resignation went into effect December 31, 2013.



See also: North Dakota down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Fong would have been eligible to run for re-election as North Dakota Tax Commissioner in 2014, but he resigned the office effective December 31, 2013.


Fong won re-election as North Dakota Tax Commissioner on November 2, 2010, defeating Democrat Cynthia Kaldor and Libertarian Richard Flattum-Riemers.

North Dakota Tax Commissioner, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCory Fong Incumbent 67.4% 156,520
     Democratic Cynthia Kaldor 29.2% 67,856
     Libertarian Richard Flattum-Riemers 3.3% 7,716
     Write-In Various 0.1% 160
Total Votes 232,252
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State


Fong won election as North Dakota Tax Commissioner on November 7, 2006, defeating Democrat Brent Edison.

North Dakota Tax Commissioner, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCory Fong Incumbent 53.1% 112,154
     Democratic Brent Edison 46.9% 99,243
Total Votes 211,397
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fong is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Fong raised a total of $383,657 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.[3]

Cory Fong's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 ND Tax Commissioner Not up for election $1,100
2010 ND Tax Commissioner Won $179,598
2008 ND Tax Commissioner Not up for election $2,000
2006 ND Tax Commissioner Won $200,959
Grand Total Raised $383,657


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Fong and his wife, Cecily, have one son and reside in Bismarck.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Clayburgh (R)
North Dakota Tax Commissioner
2005 - 2013
Succeeded by
Ryan Rauschenberger