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{{North Dakota SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Governor of the State of North Dakota''' is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in [[North Dakota]]. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and is has no term limit.
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|State = North Dakota
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|Office type =  Partisan
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|Office website = http://governor.nd.gov/
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|Budget = 25291658
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|Budget year =2011-2013
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|Term limits = None
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|Length of term = 4 years
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|Authority =[[Article V, North Dakota Constitution|North Dakota Constitution, Article V, Section I]]
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|Selected =  Elected
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|Current officeholder = Jack Dalrymple
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|Partisan = Republican
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|Officeholder image = Jack Dalrymple 2013.jpg
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|Assumed office =  December 7, 2010
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|Compensation = 116,999
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|Next election =November 8, 2016
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|Last election=[[North Dakota gubernatorial election, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Other offices = [[Governor of North Dakota|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[North Dakota Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[North Dakota Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[North Dakota Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[North Dakota Auditor|Auditor]] • [[North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Education]] • [[North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]] • [[North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[North Dakota Director of Game and Fish|Natural Resources Commissioner]] • [[North Dakota Commissioner of Labor|Labor Commissioner]] • [[North Dakota Public Service Commission|Public Service Commission]] • [[North Dakota Tax Commissioner|Tax Commissioner]]
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Governor of the State of North Dakota''' is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in [[North Dakota]]. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit.
  
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{{State trifecta status|state=North Dakota|control=Republican}}
 
==Current officer==
 
==Current officer==
The 32nd and current governor is [[Jack Dalrymple]], a [[Republican]] appointed in December 2010 after [[John Hoeven]] resigned to become a U.S. Senator. Dalrymple is eligible for re-election in 2012.
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The 32nd and current governor is [[Jack Dalrymple]], a [[Republican]] appointed in December 2010 after [[John Hoeven]] resigned to become a U.S. Senator. Dalrymple won re-election to a full term in 2012.<ref>[http://www.valleynewslive.com/story/15921869/dalrymple-to-announce-2012-plans ''ValleyNewsLive.com,'' "Dalrymple to run in 2012," November 1, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Authority==
 
==Authority==
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Under Article V, Section I:
 
Under Article V, Section I:
  
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* a resident of [[North Dakota]] for at least five years
 
* a resident of [[North Dakota]] for at least five years
 
* a duly registered elector of North Dakota
 
* a duly registered elector of North Dakota
 
==Elections==
 
[[North Dakota]] elects governors in the Presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For North Dakota, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 are all gubernatorial election years. Legally, the gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the fifteenth of December following an election. Thus, December 15, 2012 and December 15, 2016 are inaugural days.
 
 
If two candidates are tied after the general election, a special joint session of the legislature shall cast ballots to choose among the two highest vote getters.
 
  
 
==Vacancies==
 
==Vacancies==
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Additionally, under [[Article V, North Dakota Constitution#Section 10|Article V, Section 10]], and Governor who asks for or accepts any bribe automatically forfeits the office.
 
Additionally, under [[Article V, North Dakota Constitution#Section 10|Article V, Section 10]], and Governor who asks for or accepts any bribe automatically forfeits the office.
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==Elections==
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:''See also: [[North Dakota gubernatorial election, 2012]]''
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[[North Dakota]] elects governors in the Presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For North Dakota, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 are all gubernatorial election years. Legally, the gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the fifteenth of December following an election. Thus, December 15, 2012 and December 15, 2016 are inaugural days.
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If two candidates are tied after the general election, a special joint session of the legislature shall cast ballots to choose among the two highest vote getters.
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===Term limits===
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:: ''See also: [[States with gubernatorial term limits]]''
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North Dakota governors do not face any term limits.
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===Partisan composition===
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The chart below shows the partisan breakdown of North Dakota State Governors from 1992-2013.<br>
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[[File:Governor of North Dakota Partisanship.PNG]]
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===Full History===
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|Office =Governor/Lt. Governor of North Dakota
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|Content =North Dakota's Governors and [[Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota|Lieutenant Governors]] run on the same ticket.
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<big>'''2012'''</big>
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::''See also: [[North Dakota gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012]]''
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Incumbent [[Jack Dalrymple]] (R) ran for election to a full, four-year term in 2012. His running mate was [[Drew Wrigley]], his current [[Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota|lieutenant governor]]. In the general election in November, they defeated [[Democrats]] [[Ryan Taylor]] & [[Ellen Chaffee]] and two pairs of independent nominees, [[Roland Riemers]] & [[Anthony Johns]] and [[Paul Sorum]] & [[Michael Coachman]].<ref>[http://results.sos.nd.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=SW&map=CTY ''North Dakota Secretary of State,'' "Unofficial results, primary election," accessed June 12, 2012]</ref><ref name="general">[http://bismarcktribune.com/news/election/results/ ''Bismark Tribune'' "General Election Results" Accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
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<big>'''2008'''</big>
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|Office= Governor/Lt. Governor of North Dakota
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|party1=  Republican
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|winner1 =  [[John Hoeven]]/[[Jack Dalrymple]]
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|losers = Tim Mathern/Merle Boucher and DuWayne Hendrickson/Dana Brandenburg
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|votes1 = 235009
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|Inc1 = Y
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|party2=Democratic
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|candidate2 = Tim Mathern/Merle Boucher
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|votes2 = 74279
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|party3=independent
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|candidate3 = DuWayne Hendrickson/Dana Brandenburg
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|votes3 = 6404
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|ref = [https://apps.nd.gov/sec/emspublic/gp/electionresultssearch.htm?electionDate=11042008&searchType=STATE&officeElectionNo=1390&cmd=Search&showMap=N&resultType=Governor%20and%20Lt.%20Governor&legislativeDistrictNo=&judicialDistrictNo=&countyNo=&showJudDistricts=Y North Dakota Secretary of State]
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<big>'''2004'''</big>
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|Office=  Governor/Lt. Governor of North Dakota
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|party1=  Republican
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|winner1 =  [[John Hoeven]]/[[Jack Dalrymple]]
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|losers = Joseph A. Satrom/Deb Mathern and Roland Riemers/Mitchell Sanderson
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|votes1 =  220803
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|Inc1 = Y
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|party2= Democratic
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|candidate2 = Joseph A. Satrom/Deb Mathern
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|votes2 = 84877
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|party3= independent
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|candidate3 = Roland Riemers/Mitchell Sanderson
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|ref = [https://apps.nd.gov/sec/emspublic/gp/electionresultssearch.htm?electionDate=11022004&searchType=STATE&officeElectionNo=1102&cmd=Search&showMap=N&resultType=Governor%20and%20Lt.%20Governor&legislativeDistrictNo=&judicialDistrictNo=&countyNo=&showJudDistricts=Y North Dakota Secretary of State]
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|Office=  Governor/Lt. Governor of North Dakota
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|party1=  Republican
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|winner1 =  [[John Hoeven]]/[[Jack Dalrymple]]
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|losers = Heidi Heitkamp/Aaron Krauter, Wayne J.C. Anderson, and Christine Roszkowski
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|votes1 = 159255
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|candidate2 = Heidi Heitkamp/Aaron Krauter
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|candidate3 = Wayne J.C. Anderson
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|candidate4 = Christine Roszkowski
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==Duties==
 
==Duties==
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The [[governor]] has the power to sign and veto laws, and to call the [[North Dakota Legislative Assembly|Legislative Assembly]] into emergency session. The governor is also chairman of the North Dakota Industrial Commission. The governor is responsible for seeing that the state's laws are upheld.  
 
The [[governor]] has the power to sign and veto laws, and to call the [[North Dakota Legislative Assembly|Legislative Assembly]] into emergency session. The governor is also chairman of the North Dakota Industrial Commission. The governor is responsible for seeing that the state's laws are upheld.  
  
The governor is commander-in-chief of the state's military forces, except when they are called into the service of the United States. The governor may prescribe the duties of the [[Lieutenant Governor|lieutenant governor]]. Additionally, the governor is responsible for presenting the [[Sunshinereview:North_Dakota_state_budget|state budget]]  to the legislative assembly.
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The governor is commander-in-chief of the state's military forces, except when they are called into the service of the United States. The governor may prescribe the duties of the [[Lieutenant Governor|lieutenant governor]]. Additionally, the governor is responsible for presenting the [[North_Dakota_state_budget|state budget]]  to the legislative assembly.
  
 
Other duties and privileges of the office include:
 
Other duties and privileges of the office include:
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==Divisions==
 
==Divisions==
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Governor's office in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $25,291,658.<ref> [http://www.nd.gov/fiscal/docs/budget/appropbook2011-13.pdf ''State of North Dakota,'' "Legislative Appropriations 2011-2013 Biennium," accessed April 15, 2013] </ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
:: ''See also: [[Comparison of gubernatorial salaries]]''
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::''See also: [[Comparison of gubernatorial salaries]] and [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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===2013===
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In 2013, the governor's salary was increased to $116,999.<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/content/csg-releases-2013-governor-salaries ''Council of State Governments,'' "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries," June 25, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
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In 2012, the North Dakota Governor was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$110,283]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
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==Historical officeholders==
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There have been 32 governors of North Dakota since 1889. Of the 32 officeholders, 15 were Republican, 6 Democratic, 5 Republican (Nonpartisan League), 2 Republican (Independent Voters Association), 2  Republican Organizing Committee, 1 Independent, and 1 Populist.<ref>[http://www.nga.org/cms/home/governors/past-governors-bios/page_north_dakota.default.html?begin9b34a57f-7aba-46de-9231-de52882754c8=0&&pagesize9b34a57f-7aba-46de-9231-de52882754c8=50 ''National Governors Association,'' " Former governors of North Dakota,"  accessed June 21, 2013] </ref>
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| 2||Andrew Horace Burke ||1891 - 1893||{{red dot}}
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| 3||Eli C. D. Shortridge ||1893 - 1895||[[Populist]]
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| 4||Roger Allin ||1895 - 1897||{{red dot}}
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| 5||Frank Arlington Briggs ||1897 - 1898||{{red dot}}
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| 6||Joseph McMurray Devine ||1898 - 1899||{{red dot}}
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| 7||Frederick Bartlett Fancher ||1899 - 1901||{{red dot}}
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| 8||Frank White ||1901 - 1905||{{red dot}}
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| 9||Elmore Yocum Sarles ||1905 - 1907||{{red dot}}
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| 10||John Burke ||1907 - 1913||{{blue dot}}
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| 11||Louis Benjamin Hanna ||1913 - 1917||{{red dot}}
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| 12||Lynn Joseph Frazier ||1917 - 1921||{{red dot}} (Nonpartisan League)
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| 13||Ragnvold Anderson Nestos ||1921 - 1925||{{red dot}} (Independent Voters Association)
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| 14||Arthur Gustav Sorlie ||1925 - 1928||{{red dot}} (Nonpartisan League)
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| 15||Walter Maddock ||1928 - 1929||{{red dot}} (Nonpartisan League)
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| 16||George Frederick Shafer ||1929 - 1933||{{red dot}} (Independent Voters Association)
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| 17||William Langer ||1933 - 1934||{{red dot}} (Nonpartisan League)
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| 18||Ole H. Olson ||1934 - 1935||{{red dot}}
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| 19||Thomas Hilliard Moodie ||1935 - 1935||{{blue dot}}
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| 20||Walter Welford ||1935 - 1937||{{red dot}} (Nonpartisan League)
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| 21||William Langer ||1937 – 1939|| Independent
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| 22||John Moses ||1939 - 1945||{{blue dot}}
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| 23||Fred George Aandahl ||1945 - 1951||Republican Organizing Committee
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| 24||C. Norman Brunsdale ||1951 - 1957||Republican Organizing Committee
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| 25||John Edward Davis ||1957 - 1961||{{red dot}}
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| 26||William Lewis Guy ||1961 - 1973||{{blue dot}}
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| 27||Arthur Albert Link ||1973 - 1981||{{blue dot}}
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| 28||Allen Ingvar Olson ||1981 - 1985||{{red dot}}
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| 29||George Albert Sinner ||1985 - 1992||{{blue dot}}
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| 30||Edward Thomas Schafer ||1992 - 2000||{{red dot}}
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| 31||[[John Hoeven]] ||2000 - 2010||{{red dot}}
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==History==
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===Partisan balance 1992-2013===
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[[File:North Dakota gubernatorial pie chart 1992-2013.png|thumb|Partisan breakdown of the North Dakota governorship from 1992-2013]]
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From 1992-2013, in North Dakota there were Democratic governors in office for the first year while there were Republican governors in office for the last 21 years. North Dakota is one of eight states that were run by a Republican governor for more than 80 percent of the years between 1992-2013.  North Dakota has been under Republican [[trifectas]] for the last 19 years.
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Across the country, there were 493 years of Democratic governors (44.82%) and 586 years of Republican governors (53.27%) from 1992-2013.
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Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.
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The chart below shows the partisan composition of the [[Governor of North Dakota|Office of the Governor of North Dakota]], the [[North Dakota State Senate]] and the [[North Dakota House of Representatives]] from 1992-2013.
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[[File:Partisan composition of North Dakota state government(1992-2013).PNG]]
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====SQLI and partisanship====
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The chart below depicts the partisanship of North Dakota's state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. From 1995-2013 North Dakota had Republican trifectas. The state's lowest SQLI rating, finishing 30th, occurred from 1998-1999. In more recent years of the study, North Dakota's rankings improved, moving it into the top-10 from 2009-2012. Its best ranking, finishing 3rd, occurred in 2012.
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[[File:North Dakota SQLI visualization.PNG|thumb|center|1000px|Chart displaying the partisanship of North Dakota government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).]]
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==Recent news==
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As of 2010, the Governor of North Dakota is paid [http://sunshinereview.org/index.php/North_Dakota_state_government_salary $105,036 a year], the 43rd highest gubernatorial salary in America.
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Revision as of 19:22, 23 November 2013

North Dakota Governor
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2011-2013 FY Budget:  $25,291,658
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  North Dakota Constitution, Article V, Section I
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Jack Dalrymple 2013.jpg
Name:  Jack Dalrymple
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  December 7, 2010
Compensation:  $116,999
Elections
Next election:  November 8, 2016
Last election:  November 6, 2012
Other North Dakota Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service CommissionTax Commissioner
The Governor of the State of North Dakota is an elected Constitutional officer, the head of the Executive branch, and the highest state office in North Dakota. The Governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality and has no term limit.

As of July 2014, North Dakota is one of 23 Republican state government trifectas.

Current officer

The 32nd and current governor is Jack Dalrymple, a Republican appointed in December 2010 after John Hoeven resigned to become a U.S. Senator. Dalrymple won re-election to a full term in 2012.[1]

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of the governor in Article V, the Executive Department.

Under Article V, Section I:

The executive power is vested in the governor...

Qualifications

A candidate for governor must be:

  • at least 30 years old
  • a resident of North Dakota for at least five years
  • a duly registered elector of North Dakota

Vacancies

See also: How gubernatorial vacancies are filled

Details of vacancies are addressed under Article V, Section 11.

The Lieutenant Governor succeeds to the office whenever the office is vacant for any reason.

If the Lieutenant Governor is unable to serve, the Secretary of State serves as Acting Governor until the vacancy is filled or until the governor's disability is removed.

Additionally, under Article V, Section 10, and Governor who asks for or accepts any bribe automatically forfeits the office.

Elections

See also: North Dakota gubernatorial election, 2012

North Dakota elects governors in the Presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For North Dakota, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 are all gubernatorial election years. Legally, the gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the fifteenth of December following an election. Thus, December 15, 2012 and December 15, 2016 are inaugural days.

If two candidates are tied after the general election, a special joint session of the legislature shall cast ballots to choose among the two highest vote getters.

Term limits

See also: States with gubernatorial term limits

North Dakota governors do not face any term limits.

Partisan composition

The chart below shows the partisan breakdown of North Dakota State Governors from 1992-2013.
Governor of North Dakota Partisanship.PNG

Full History


Duties

The governor has the power to sign and veto laws, and to call the Legislative Assembly into emergency session. The governor is also chairman of the North Dakota Industrial Commission. The governor is responsible for seeing that the state's laws are upheld.

The governor is commander-in-chief of the state's military forces, except when they are called into the service of the United States. The governor may prescribe the duties of the lieutenant governor. Additionally, the governor is responsible for presenting the state budget to the legislative assembly.

Other duties and privileges of the office include:

  • Seeing that business of the state is "well administered" (§ 7)
  • Addressing the legislature periodically on the state of the North Dakota and making recommendations for legislation (§ 7)
  • Granting reprieves, pardons, and commutations and delegating that power within the confines of the law (§ 7)
  • Making vacancy appointments to all offices not otherwise provided for, with the consent of the Senate (§ 8)
  • Vetoing bills, subject to a two-thirds legislative override (§ 9)

Divisions

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for information that describes the divisions (if any exist) of a state executive office. That information for the Governor of North Dakota has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

State budget

The budget for the Governor's office in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $25,291,658.[4]

Compensation

See also: Comparison of gubernatorial salaries and Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the governor's salary was increased to $116,999.[5]

2012

In 2012, the North Dakota Governor was paid an estimated $110,283. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

There have been 32 governors of North Dakota since 1889. Of the 32 officeholders, 15 were Republican, 6 Democratic, 5 Republican (Nonpartisan League), 2 Republican (Independent Voters Association), 2 Republican Organizing Committee, 1 Independent, and 1 Populist.[6]

History

Partisan balance 1992-2013

Who Runs the States Project
See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, North Dakota’’
Partisan breakdown of the North Dakota governorship from 1992-2013

From 1992-2013, in North Dakota there were Democratic governors in office for the first year while there were Republican governors in office for the last 21 years. North Dakota is one of eight states that were run by a Republican governor for more than 80 percent of the years between 1992-2013. North Dakota has been under Republican trifectas for the last 19 years.

Across the country, there were 493 years of Democratic governors (44.82%) and 586 years of Republican governors (53.27%) from 1992-2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of North Dakota, the North Dakota State Senate and the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of North Dakota state government(1992-2013).PNG

SQLI and partisanship

The chart below depicts the partisanship of North Dakota's state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. From 1995-2013 North Dakota had Republican trifectas. The state's lowest SQLI rating, finishing 30th, occurred from 1998-1999. In more recent years of the study, North Dakota's rankings improved, moving it into the top-10 from 2009-2012. Its best ranking, finishing 3rd, occurred in 2012.

Chart displaying the partisanship of North Dakota government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "North Dakota" + Governor

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

"North+Dakota"+Governor&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss Governor of North Dakota News Feed

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Contact information

North Dakota

Office of the Governor
State of North Dakota
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0001

  • Phone: 701.328.2200
  • Fax: 701.328.2205
  • E-Mail: governor@nd.gov

See also

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