Rick Clayburgh

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Rick Clayburgh
North Dakota Tax Commissioner
In office
1996[1] – May 2005[1]
Preceded by Robert E. Hanson[1]
Succeeded by Cory Fong[1]
Personal details
Born (1960-04-08) April 8, 1960 (age 57)
Political party Republican[2]

Richard S. "Rick" Clayburgh (born April 8, 1960) is a North Dakota Republican politician and current director of the North Dakota Bankers Association.[citation needed] Clayburgh was elected as the state's Tax Commissioner in 1996, and re-elected in 2000 and 2004. He resigned effective May 2005 to become President and CEO of the North Dakota Bankers Association and Cory Fong was appointed to serve until an election in 2006 (where Fong was elected).[1] In responding to Clayburgh's resignation, Governor John Hoeven described him as "a dedicated servant of North Dakota for the past twenty years" who had served with "integrity and distinction" and stated that he would be missed.[3]

Clayburgh was well-favored in his 2002 campaign for North Dakota's at-large congressional district[4] against incumbent Democrat Earl Pomeroy,[2] and ran an aggressive campaign including a visit from then-Vice President Dick Cheney in Fargo, North Dakota.[5] He raised over US$1 million for the campaign.[6] Despite the efforts, Pomeroy edged out Clayburgh and won re-election, with 52% of the vote.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Chronology of Tax Commissioners" (PDF). nd.gov. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Primary Election – June 11, 2002". web.apps.state.nd.us. September 16, 2003. Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hoeven Statement On The Resignation Of Rick Clayburgh". governor.nd.gov. April 27, 2005. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Election 2002 Web Archive Record". rs6.loc.gov. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ Gunderson, D. (July 29, 2002). "Vice President Cheney raises money in North Dakota". news.minnesota.publicradio.org. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Rick Clayburgh – $1,086,009 raised, '02 election cycle, North Dakota (ND), Republican Party". campaignmoney.com. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "The 2002 Elections – Results in North Dakota". The New York Times. November 7, 2002. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert E. Hanson
Tax Commissioner of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Cory Fong