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Brent Sanford
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38th Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
Assumed office
December 15, 2016
Governor Doug Burgum
Preceded by Drew Wrigley
Mayor of Watford City
In office
2010–2016
Preceded by Kent Pelton
Succeeded by Phil Riley
Personal details
Born (1971-12-23) December 23, 1971 (age 46)
Watford City, North Dakota,
U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sandi Sanford
Children 3
Education University of North Dakota ( BA)

Brent Sanford (born December 23, 1971) is an American politician from the state of North Dakota. A member of the Republican Party, he is the 38th and current Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota and was the mayor of Watford City, North Dakota. [1]

Career

Sanford graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1994. He is a Certified Public Accountant. He worked for Eide Bailly LLP from 1994 through 2002, and then became the chief financial officer of Transwest Trucks in Denver, Colorado. He moved back to Watford City in 2004, taking over his family-run car dealership. He was elected to the Watford City Council in 2006, and became mayor in 2010. [2] [3]

Doug Burgum chose Sanford as his running mate in the 2016 gubernatorial election. [2] The ticket won the general election. [4]

Personal life

Sanford and his wife, Sandi, have three children, Sydney, Nicolas and Erin.

References

  1. ^ Hageman, John (July 27, 2015). "Watford City mayor: Falling oil prices are 'a blip in the road'". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Nowatzki, Mike (November 10, 2016). "After criticizing Burgum, Sanford agrees to be his running mate". Jamestown Sun. Forum Communications. Forum News Service. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Mayhugh, Kyle (June 8, 2010). "Sanford new mayor in Watford City". Williston Herald. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Doug Burgum elected Governor; speech upcoming on WDAY". WDAY / WDAZ. Retrieved November 10, 2016.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Drew Wrigley
Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota
2016–present
Incumbent