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Path to The Presidency: Governor Doug Burgum

Join us for a conversation with 2024 presidential candidate Governor Doug Burgum. Gov. Burgum will lay out his policy vision for the country and discuss his presidential campaign.

Thursday, October 12, 2023
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Hinman Forum, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Join us for a moderated conversation with 2024 presidential candidate Governor Doug Burgum. Gov. Burgum will take questions regarding his campaign and policy priorities.


Doug Burgum took office as the 33rd governor of North Dakota on Dec. 15, 2016. Doug brings a business leader’s approach to diversifying the economy, creating 21st century jobs, and revitalizing our main streets. Today, North Dakota has the nation’s fifth-highest GDP per capita, ranks second in energy production per capita and boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. Under Governor Burgum’s leadership, North Dakota has led the nation in innovation, creating a boom across the energy, agriculture, and technology sectors. His efforts to drive engagement with the five tribal nations with whom North Dakota shares geography have greatly improved state-tribal relationships through collaboration and addressing challenges and opportunities with understanding and mutual respect. Governor Burgum has championed significant tax relief for the citizens of North Dakota during every legislative session, and is leading the charge to shrink North Dakota’s income tax to the lowest flat rate in the nation. He has been a leader in transforming education and equipping students with the essential skills for life and learning, preparing graduates for a choice-ready future in college, career or the military. He stands with those in recovery and, with First Lady Kathryn Burgum, is pushing a positive movement to eliminate the shame and stigma of the disease of addiction and support behavioral health, mental health and addiction by focusing on the foundations of well-being. Burgum’s small-town upbringing and agricultural roots laid the foundation for his shared values of respect for the past, gratitude for the present and inspiration for the future. He was elected governor on Nov. 8, 2016, in his first run for political office. On Nov. 3, 2020, Governor Burgum was elected to his second term as governor.


On June 7, 2023, Governor Burgum announced his candidacy in the Republican presidential primary.

For more information, contact:
Rockefeller Center

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.