Ryan Rauschenberger

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Ryan Rauschenberger
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North Dakota Tax Commissioner
In office
January 1, 2014 - present
Term ends
Years in position 1
PredecessorCory Fong (R)
Base salary$105,050
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$134,100
AppointedNovember 8, 2013
Appointed byGov. Jack Dalrymple (R)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Deputy Tax Commissioner
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Dakota
Master'sUniversity of North Dakota
Office website
Campaign website
Ryan Rauschenberger is the current North Dakota Tax Commissioner. He was appointed to the position by Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) on November 8, 2013, and assumed office on January 1, 2014. Rauschenberger had previously served as deputy tax commissioner.[1][2]

Rauschenberger ran for election to a full term on November 4, 2014. He defeated Jason Astrup and Libertarian candidate Anthony Mangnall with a margin of victory of 20.1 percent. Learn more about Rauschenberger's themes for the 2014 campaign in the campaign themes section.


Rauschenberger served as the state’s deputy tax commissioner from 2009 to 2013. Before his appointment as tax commissioner, he worked at the North Dakota Department of Commerce and the Minneapolis office of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.[3]


  • Bachelor of Accountancy degree, University of North Dakota
  • MBA, University of North Dakota[3]

Political career

North Dakota Tax Commissioner (2014-present)

Rauschenberger assumed the office of North Dakota Tax Commissioner on January 1, 2014. He succeeded long-time commissioner Cory Fong, who resigned effective December 31, 2013, to pursue a public affairs position with Odney Advertising.[4]

Rauschenberger previously served as the deputy tax commissioner, a position charged with heading the department's research and policy initiatives. The deputy tax commissioner also works as a liaison to the North Dakota State Legislature on tax issues and represents the commissioner at state boards.[5]



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

Rauschenberger ran for election to the office of North Dakota Tax Commissioner in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the unopposed primary on June 10. Rauschenberger defeated Democratic candidate Jason Astrup and Libertarian candidate Anthony Mangnall in the general election on November 4, 2014.


General election
North Dakota Tax Commissioner, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Rauschenberger Incumbent 56.8% 135,329
     Democratic Jason Astrup 36.7% 87,516
     Libertarian Anthony Mangnall 6.4% 15,238
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 344
Total Votes 238,427
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.


Rauschenberger received the endorsement of the Bismarck Tribune prior to the general election.[6]

Campaign themes

Rauschenberger ran on the following themes in the 2014 election:

Expertise of an Accountant
Ryan is a former auditor for PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he audited Fortune 500 companies in the energy, manufacturing, and financial services industries..

Policy Knowledge
With more than 6 years experience leading energy and tax policy, Ryan has the knowledge to lead priorities and tax relief needed for our growing economy.

Effective Leader
Ryan understands that real people and real businesses need friendly, fair service from the tax department. [7]

—Ryan Rauschenberger's campaign website, (2015) [8]



Rauschenberger was appointed as North Dakota Tax Commissioner by Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) on November 8, 2013, effective January 1, 2014.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rauschenberger is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Rauschenberger raised a total of $134,100 during that time period. This information was last updated on January 21, 2015.[10]

Ryan Rauschenberger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 North Dakota Tax Commissioner Won $134,100
Grand Total Raised $134,100


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Political offices
Preceded by
Cory Fong (R)
North Dakota Tax Commissioner
January 1, 2014 - present
Succeeded by