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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Ryan Rauschenberger (Republican Party) is the North Dakota Tax Commissioner. He assumed office on January 1, 2014. His current term ends on January 1, 2023.

Rauschenberger (Republican Party) ran for re-election for North Dakota Tax Commissioner. He won in the general election on November 6, 2018.

Rauschenberger served as the state’s deputy tax commissioner from 2009 to 2013. Before his appointment as tax commissioner, he worked at the North Dakota Department of Commerce and the Minneapolis office of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Education

  • B.A., in accounting, University of North Dakota
  • MBA, University of North Dakota

Education

  • BA, Accounting, University of North Dakota
  • MBA, University of North Dakota

Professional Experience

  • BA, Accounting, University of North Dakota
  • MBA, University of North Dakota
  • Former Intern, Bank of North Dakota
  • Former Manager of Energy Development, Department of Commerce, State of North Dakota
  • Former Intern, Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson
  • Former Associate Accountant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Deputy Tax Commissioner, State of North Dakota, 2009-2013

Political Experience

  • BA, Accounting, University of North Dakota
  • MBA, University of North Dakota
  • Former Intern, Bank of North Dakota
  • Former Manager of Energy Development, Department of Commerce, State of North Dakota
  • Former Intern, Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson
  • Former Associate Accountant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Deputy Tax Commissioner, State of North Dakota, 2009-2013
  • Tax Commissioner, State of North Dakota, 2014-present
  • Candidate, North Dakota State Tax Commissioner, 2018

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • BA, Accounting, University of North Dakota
  • MBA, University of North Dakota
  • Former Intern, Bank of North Dakota
  • Former Manager of Energy Development, Department of Commerce, State of North Dakota
  • Former Intern, Kadrmas, Lee, and Jackson
  • Former Associate Accountant, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Deputy Tax Commissioner, State of North Dakota, 2009-2013
  • Tax Commissioner, State of North Dakota, 2014-present
  • Candidate, North Dakota State Tax Commissioner, 2018
  • Former Member, ConnectND Governance Committee, University of North Dakota
  • Former Member, EmPower North Dakota
  • Former Member, North Dakota Energy Policy Commission
  • Former Member, Planning and Budget Committee, University of North Dakota
Elections

2018

General election
General election for North Dakota Tax Commissioner

Incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger defeated Kylie Oversen in the general election for North Dakota Tax Commissioner on November 6, 2018.

Ryan Rauschenberger (R)
58.6%
183,283 Votes

Kylie Oversen (D)
41.2%
128,806 Votes
Other/Write-in votes
0.2%
684 Votes

Total votes: 312,773

Democratic election
Democratic primary for North Dakota Tax Commissioner

Kylie Oversen advanced from the Democratic primary for North Dakota Tax Commissioner on June 12, 2018.

Kylie Oversen
100.0%
32,724 Votes

Total votes: 32,724

Republican election
Republican primary for North Dakota Tax Commissioner

Incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger advanced from the Republican primary for North Dakota Tax Commissioner on June 12, 2018.

Ryan Rauschenberger
100.0%
60,797 Votes

Total votes: 60,797


2014

Rauschenberger ran for election to the office of North Dakota Tax Commissioner in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the unopposed primary on June 10. Rauschenberger defeated Democratic candidate Jason Astrup and Libertarian candidate Anthony Mangnall in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Results

General election

North Dakota Tax Commissioner, 2014

Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Rauschenberger Incumbent 56.8% 135,329
Democratic Jason Astrup 36.7% 87,516
Libertarian Anthony Mangnall 6.4% 15,238
Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.1% 344
Total Votes 238,427
Election results via North Dakota Secretary of State

Campaign themes

Rauschenberger ran on the following themes in the 2014 election:

Expertise of an Accountant
Ryan is a former auditor for PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he audited Fortune 500 companies in the energy, manufacturing, and financial services industries..

Policy Knowledge
With more than 6 years experience leading energy and tax policy, Ryan has the knowledge to lead priorities and tax relief needed for our growing economy.

Effective Leader
Ryan understands that real people and real businesses need friendly, fair service from the tax department.

—Ryan Rauschenberger's campaign website, (2015)

Endorsements
Rauschenberger received the endorsement of the Bismarck Tribune prior to the general election.
Rauschenberger received the endorsement of the Bismarck Tribune prior to the general election.
Events

2019

Jun. 6
North Dakota/South Dakota Border Sales Tax Workshop

Thur 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

Federal Building - Conference Room 319 657 2nd Ave N, Fargo, ND

May 16
Minnesota/North Dakota Border Sales Tax Workshop

Thur 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Concordia College Moorhead, MN