Josh Gallion

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Josh Gallion
Auditor of North Dakota
Assumed office
January 1, 2017
GovernorDoug Burgum
Preceded byBob Peterson
Personal details
Born (1979-03-19) March 19, 1979 (age 40)
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationBismarck State College
Dickinson State University (BS)
University of North Dakota (MBA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service1998–2002

Joshua C. Gallion (born March 19, 1979) is an American Republican politician and accountant who currently serves as North Dakota State Auditor. Bob Peterson was his predecessor as State Auditor, serving from 1997 to 2016.


Results by county for the 2016 Auditor election. Counties won by Gallion are shown in red.

Gallion, born in Spokane, Washington, served in the United States Air Force from 1998 until 2002, settling in North Dakota after his enlistment.[1] He graduated with an associate degree from Bismarck State College, with a bachelor's degree from Dickinson State University, and with a master's degree from the University of North Dakota in 2014.[2]

Gallion served as accounting manager for the North Dakota Public Service Commission.[3] He was nominated as the Republican candidate for state auditor in April 2016, defeating Brian Kroshus at the state Republican convention.[4][5] In the general election, he faced off against Libertarian candidate Roland Riemers, who has unsuccessfully sought various political offices over the past several years, and formerly served as state Libertarian Party chair.[6] Gallion defeated Riemers, 77%–23%. He carried every county except for two.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Gallion and his wife, Becky, have two daughters.[2]


  1. ^ Smith, Nick (November 3, 2015). "Gallion enters state auditor race". Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Josh Gallion's Biography". Project VoteSmart. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Ladwig, Adam (November 4, 2015). "Josh Gallion Announces Candidacy for ND State Auditor". KVRR Local News. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Smith, Nick (April 3, 2016). "Gallion nominated as Republican candidate for state auditor". Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  5. ^ "ND GOP endorses Josh Gallion for state auditor". Grand Forks Herald. April 3, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  6. ^ Smith, Nick (September 18, 2016). "Gallion, Riemers face off in state auditor's race". Bismarck Tribune. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  7. ^ "Official Results General Election". North Dakota Voting Information & Central Election Systems. North Dakota Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bob Peterson
Auditor of North Dakota