Robert Peterson

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Robert Peterson
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North Dakota State Auditor
Incumbent
In office
1997 - Present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
PredecessorRobert W. Peterson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$93,071
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$23,126
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
North Dakota State Land Department accounting and budget specialist
1978 - 1996
Education
High schoolWilliston High School
Associate'sUND-Williston
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Dakota
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 26, 1951
Place of birthFargo, North Dakota
ProfessionAccountant
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Robert Peterson (b. September 26, 1951) is the current Auditor of North Dakota. Peterson, a Republican, was first elected to the position in 1996, and assumed office in January of 1997. He won subsequent elections in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.

Biography

Peterson was born in 1951 in Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated from Williston High School, earned an AA from the University of North Dakota-Williston, and holds a B.S. from the University of North Dakota. Before assuming office, he worked for two years as an assistant manager in retail accounting for Super Valu Stores, Inc. He worked for the North Dakota State Land Department as an accounting and budget specialist from 1978-1996, when he was elected in 1996 to replace his father as state auditor.[1]

Education

  • Williston High School
  • AA, University of North Dakota - Williston
  • B.S., Business administration, University of North Dakota

Political career

State Auditor (1997-present)

Peterson was first elected to the position in 1996, and assumed office in January of 1997. He won subsequent elections in 2000, 2004, 2008 and, most recently, in 2012.

Elections

2012

See also: North Dakota down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Peterson won re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the primary election and defeated State Rep. Scot Kelsh (R) in the November general election.[2][3]

North Dakota State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Peterson Incumbent 62.6% 188,859
     Democratic Scot Kelsh 37.4% 112,803
Total Votes 301,662
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.


2008

On November 4, 2008, Robert Peterson won re-election to the office of North Dakota State Auditor. He defeated Daryl Splichal (D-NPL) in the general election.

North Dakota State Auditor, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Peterson Incumbent 60.7% 179,897
     Democratic Daryl Splichal 39.3% 116,269
Total Votes 296,166
Election Results Via: North Dakota Secretary of State

2004

On November 2, 2004, Robert Peterson won re-election to the office of North Dakota State Auditor. He defeated Brent Edison (D-NPL) in the general election.

North Dakota State Auditor, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Peterson Incumbent 64.3% 189,145
     Democratic Brent Edison 35.7% 104,857
Total Votes 294,002
Election Results Via: North Dakota Secretary of State

2000

On November 7, 2000, Robert Peterson won re-election to the office of North Dakota State Auditor. He defeated Mary Ekstrom in the general election.

North Dakota State Auditor, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Peterson Incumbent 60.6% 165,026
     Democratic Mary Ekstrom 39.4% 107,505
Total Votes 272,531
Election Results Via: North Dakota Secretary of State

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Peterson is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Peterson raised a total of $23,126 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.[4]

Robert Peterson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota Auditor Won $3,720
2010 North Dakota Auditor Not up for election $54
2008 North Dakota Auditor Won $6,870
2006 North Dakota Auditor Not up for election $0
2004 North Dakota Auditor Won $9,182
2000 North Dakota Auditor Won $3,300
Grand Total Raised $23,126

2012

Peterson won re-election to the position of North Dakota Auditor in 2012. During that election cycle, Peterson raised a total of $3,720.

2000-2008

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Robert Patterson's donors each year.[5] Click [show] for more information.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert W. Peterson (R)
North Dakota Auditor
1997-present
Succeeded by
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