Republican candidate for governor Doug Burgum announces his running mate will be Brent Sanford, the mayor of Watford City.
Sanford has held that position since 2010. He also owns S & S Motors, also in Watford City.
Before becoming mayor, Sanford served on the Watford City Council. He was also the CFO of Transwest Trucks.
Sanford is a CPA who graduated from the University of North Dakota.
The Burgum/Sanford ticket is going up against Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and his running mate, Bismarck State Senator Nicole Poolman, as well as Businessman Paul Sorum for the Republican nomination for governor. The primary will be held on June 14.