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Michael Coachman

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Michael Coachman (Republican) is a candidate for Governor of North Dakota. The general election is on November 3, 2020. The primary election is on June 9, 2020.

Coachman was a 2018 independent candidate for North Dakota Secretary of State. Coachman lost the general election on November 6, 2018.

Coachman was a 2016 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of North Dakota. Coachman was also an independent candidate for Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota in the 2012 elections.

Elections

2020

General election

The primary will occur on June 9, 2020. The general election will occur on November 3, 2020. General election candidates will be added here following the primary.

Democratic primary election

There are no candidates on the ballot in the Democratic primary at this time.

Republican primary election
Republican primary for Governor of North Dakota

Michael Coachman is running in the Republican primary for Governor of North Dakota on June 9, 2020.

Candidate

Michael Coachman (R)

2018

General election
General election for North Dakota Secretary of State

Incumbent Al Jaeger (Independent) defeated Joshua A. Boschee (D) and Michael Coachman (Independent) in the general election for North Dakota Secretary of State on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Al Jaeger (Independent)
47.3
145,275

Joshua A. Boschee (D)
39.2
120,475

Michael Coachman (Independent)
13.2
40,590
Other/Write-in votes
0.3
937

Total votes: 307,277
(100% precincts reporting)
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for North Dakota Secretary of State

Joshua A. Boschee advanced from the Democratic primary for North Dakota Secretary of State on June 12, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Joshua A. Boschee (D)
100
33,039

Total votes: 33,039
Republican primary election
Republican primary for North Dakota Secretary of State

Will Gardner advanced from the Republican primary for North Dakota Secretary of State on June 12, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Will Gardner (R)
100
54,563

Total votes: 54,563
Libertarian primary election
Libertarian primary for North Dakota Secretary of State

Roland Riemers advanced from the Libertarian primary for North Dakota Secretary of State on June 12, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Roland Riemers (L)
100
247

Total votes: 247


2016

Coachman ran as a Republican for lieutenant governor of North Dakota on a joint ticket with lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Paul Sorum (R) in 2016. The two were defeated in the primary election.

Results

Doug Burgum defeated Wayne Stenehjem and Paul Sorum in the Republican primary for governor and lieutenant governor.
Republican primary for governor and lieutenant governor, 2016
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Burgum 59.47% 68,042
Wayne Stenehjem 38.59% 44,158
Paul Sorum 1.89% 2,164
Write-in votes 0.04% 51
Total Votes (432 of 432 precincts reporting) 114,415
Source: North Dakota Secretary of State

2012

Coachman was the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Paul Sorum. The general election took place on November 6, 2012. In the general election in November, they faced Republican incumbents Jack Dalrymple & Drew Wrigley, Ryan Taylor & Ellen Chaffee (D) and Roland Riemers & Anthony Johns (independent nomination). They were defeated by incumbents Dalrymple and Wrigley.