John Henry Hoeven III (born March 13, 1957) is the junior United States Senator from North Dakota. He is a member of the North Dakota Republican Party. He is expected to become the state's senior senator when Kent Conrad retires from the Senate in January 2013. Hoeven served as the 31st Governor of North Dakota, serving from December 15, 2000 to December 7, 2010. He was the longest-serving current Governor in the United States at the time of his resignation. Prior to his election to the Governor's office, Hoeven served as the President of the nation's only state-owned bank, the Bank of North Dakota, from 1993 to 2000. Hoeven was elected to the U.S. Senate in the November 2, 2010 general election. He replaced now-former Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota's junior senator, who chose ...
John Hoeven, the three-term Republican governor from North Dakota, is running for senator from North Dakota against Democrat Tracy Potter, a state senator representing North Dakota's 35th District. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Hoeven's life.
Is John Hoeven Married?
Who is John Hoeven's wife?
Hoeven is married to Mical "Mikey" Laird.
What does John Hoeven's wife do for a living?
Mikey is the first lady of North Dakota. She is an advocate for the ...
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidate films some of his political advertising himself on his backyard deck, using a cheap tripod and a $150 video camera, where his irreverent “grillside chats” are peppered with sounds from chirping birds and the occasional lawnmower.
Although Democrat Tracy Potter’s campaign outdoes Republican rival John Hoeven’s in humor and quirkiness, it’s unlikely to save Potter from a November thumping, when Hoeven — who has been North Dakota’s governor for a decade — is likely to ...
For the first time in 24 years, North Dakotans have elected a Republican to United States Congress. Both John Hoeven and Rick Berg won their Senate and House races respectfully. Hoeven won substantially over Democratic challenger Tracy Potter, with about 75 percent of the vote. He will replace Senator Byron Dorgan, who didn`t seek re-election this year. Hoeven says his main goal in Congress will be to address the nation`s budget deficit and plans to bring North Dakota values to Washington. But he says change won`t happen over night. "We need to stimulate people and small ...
Hoeven: Minot Making Progress With CDBG Recovery Funds
Senator Worked to Secure $117 Million in CDBG Funds, $632 Million Total Federal Support to Help Minot Rebuild...
Hoeven, Heitkamp, Cramer Call on Defense Secretary Hagel to Locate Ground Based Interceptors in Grand Forks
WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer today urged Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to consider Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) as a potential location for the future deployment of ground based interceptors (GBI) as part of our nation’s missile defenses.
The delegation made the request in a letter sent to Secretary Hagel, citing Section 227 of the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which directs the Department of Defense to study at least three locations for the possible future deployment of GBI. The delegation noted that GFAFB is well suited for the mission, including its geographical location, as Congressional criteria stipulates locating two of the selected sites on the East Coast.
“The Department of Defense, through a Site Specific Site Activation Plan and an initial Environmental Impact Statement, identified GFAFB as a suitable location to deploy GBIs and associated radar in 1997. In addit
Senator Hoeven Working to Ensure Safe, Credible Nuclear Deterrent
MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today spoke at a symposium on the enduring need for the nuclear triad and deterrence hosted by Minot’s Task Force 21, a group of local civic leaders who work to support the missions of the Minot Air Force Base. Also speaking at the event were Senator Heidi Heitkamp, by video, and Congressman Kevin Cramer.
“The unpredictable and chaotic global security environment demands a nuclear deterrence strategy far into the future,” Hoeven said. “Our nuclear deterrent represents only two percent of defense spending. It is the most cost-effective portion of our defense strategy, deterring our enemies, reassuring our allies and protecting against future aggression, unpredictable foreign leaders and unforeseen global power shifts.”
Hoeven emphasized the importance of securing appropriate levels of support for strategic deterrence in Washington’s ongoing budget debate amidst sequestration. The Senator made the following key p
Hoeven Honors Two Minot Veterans with Military Honors
Senator Presents Purple Heart to Vietnam Veteran James Tofteland, Military Awards Lost in Flooding to Veteran Joseph Swital...