Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford submits resignation
Wednesday, Dec. 20, Gov. Doug Burgum announced the resignation of Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford. Sanford's last day in office will be Jan. 2. After being re-elected for a second four-year term in 2020, Sanford shared his desire to return to the private sector and focus on his family and career.
Sanford, a Watford City native, worked as a certified public accountant and served as mayor of Watford City for six years. He owned and operated a third-generation car dealership, S&S Motors, prior to running for statewide office and becoming lieutenant governor in 2016.
“We are deeply grateful for Brent’s exceptional service to the State of North Dakota and its citizens these last six years,” Burgum said. “From his leadership on key issues including energy, child care and economic development, to his influential work with the legislative branch as president of the Senate, to his leadership as the governor’s designee on multiple state boards, Brent has made a positive impact on North Dakota’s citizens, economy and communities far and wide. It’s been an honor to serve with him, and we wish him, Sandi and their children all the best in their future endeavors.”