What to know about Republican presidential candidate Doug Burgum

He was first elected governor of North Dakota after an upset in the GOP primary.

September 27, 2023, 12:04 PM

This is part of a series on the 2024 presidential candidates.

Doug Burgum was born on Aug. 1, 1956, and grew up in Arthur, North Dakota.

He is married to his wife, Kathryn, and has two sons and one daughter from a previous marriage.

After attending Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1980, Burgum worked for a software company that was eventually sold to Microsoft.

He spent over 35 years working in the private sector, founding companies in real estate development and venture capital.

Burgum was elected governor of North Dakota in 2016 after scoring a major upset in the Republican primary.

He won reelection in 2020, defeating the Democratic challenger by nearly 40 points.

Burgum announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election on June 7.