Giuliani-Organization, North Dakota
updated November 17, 2007
RUDY GIULIANI PRESIDENTIAL
GIULIANI PRESIDENTIAL EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE, INC. [Filed
papers with New York State on Nov. 10, 2006 and with the FEC on Nov. 20,
Headquarters: in Fargo. ...officially
opened Aug. 10, 2007
(announced July 3, 2007)
Stverak served as executive director of the North Dakota Republican Party
starting in 2001. He came to North Dakota after serving as the political
director of the Nebraska Republican Party. Stverak previously
worked on Capitol Hill for former South Dakota Senator Larry Pressler,
and also served as legislative campaign coordinator for the South Dakota
Republican Party. Graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
(announced Aug. 10, 2007)
Elected to the North Dakota Public Service Commission in Nov. 2004; Gov.
John Hoeven appointed him to fill an unexpired term on the Commission in
Aug. 2003. Prior to serving on the Commission, Cramer was the first
director of the Harold Schafer Leadership Foundation. Cramer served
for eight years in the cabinet of Gov. Ed Schafer as the State Tourism
Director from 1993-97 and as State Economic Development Director from 1997-2000.
Previously chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party, and at age 30
became the youngest member of the Republican National Committee.
He is also a regular host of the popular radio show “Hot Talk” on WDAY
in Fargo. Cramer is also an adjunct instructor of marketing and management
and serves on the Board of Trustees at the University of Mary. B.A.
degree from Concordia College and Master’s degree in Management from the
University of Mary. Native of Kindred, ND.
||Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer
(announced Aug. 20, 2007)
Elected North Dakota State Auditor in 1996. Served as the accounting
and budget specialist for the North Dakota State Land Department from 1978-96.
Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota.
He currently lives in Bismarck.
||State Auditor Bob Peterson
(announced Sept. 14, 2007)
Elected Republican National Committeewoman for North Dakota in April 1992.
Nicholas is part owner-operator of Nicholas Farms. She has served on the
Board of Regents of University of Mary since 1984. Active in Republican
politics for years, including serving on President George W. Bush's North
Dakota campaign committees in 2000 and 2004 and delegate to the Republican
National Convention five times. Graduate of North Dakota State University.
(announced July 27, 2007)
Elected as Mayor in 2002. Warford is a cattleman and orthodontist,
including the past president of the North Dakota Dental Association.
He is a former Republican National Committeeman for the North Dakota Republican
||Bismark Mayor John Warford
also endorsed by
Public Service Commissioner Susan Wefald
(announced Aug. 1, 2007)
Appointed by Gov. Ed Schafer to the North Dakota Public Service Commission
in 1993, becoming the first woman to serve on the Public Service Commission.
She currently serves as President of the Commission. Wefald is a
licensed social worker and has worked as a certified consumer credit counselor.
Prior to her appointment to the Public Service Commission, Commissioner
Wefald served for four years as an elected member of the Bismarck Public
School Board, including one year as President.
State Tax Commissioner Cory Fong
(announced Nov. 14, 2007)
Elected in Nov. 2006. Previous public service experience includes
service as the Director of Elections within the Office of the Secretary
of State and Deputy Secretary of State for North Dakota. He also served
as Deputy Commissioner for North Dakota’s Department of Commerce.
Directed Gov. John Hoeven’s re-election campaign in 2004. Deputy
director of the North Dakota Republican Party in 2000. Resident of
Bismarck since 1994.
© 2007 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action