Dalrymple Says He's Prepared to be GovernorLt. Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he's ready to take over North Dakota's top job if Gov. John Hoeven wins a U.S. Senate seat this fall.
By: Associated Press, WDAZ
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he's ready to
take over North Dakota's top job if Gov. John Hoeven wins a U.S.
Senate seat this fall.
Dalrymple says he may even be interested in running for governor
himself in two years.
The 61-year-old Dalrymple has been Hoeven's second-in-command
since they were first elected in 2000. In the governor's office,
Dalrymple is in charge of agricultural policy, the state budget and
Dalrymple served for 16 years in the North Dakota House and is a
former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
He ran for the U.S Senate himself in 1992. Dalrymple lost to
Democrat Kent Conrad in a special election that followed the death
of incumbent Democratic Sen. Quentin Burdick.