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 Meets with Army Corps to Ensure Flood Preparations for Spring WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today met with Col. Bill Leady, Acting Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Northwestern Division, to ensure the Corps is ready and doing all it can to prevent flooding this spring.
“As we move into the spring season, I reminded Col. Leady of the utmost need to keep a close eye on the snowmelt in the Upper Missouri River Basin and to make sure he is doing all he can to prevent and prepare for potential flooding in the region,” Hoeven said. “While the current forecast indicates we do not have a serious risk of spring flooding on the Missouri River because high levels of mountain snow are offset by very little snow on the plains, we know from past experiences that if we receive extensive rainfall on top of mountain snowmelt, flood risk can increase quickly. As such, it is imperative that Corps monitor the situation closely so we are well prepared for any potential flooding.”
The Corps continues to make re
Hoeven Statement on North Dakota Leading Nation in Personal Income Growth WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) report released today finding North Dakota has the strongest personal income growth in the country. North Dakota’s average personal income increased by 7.6 percent last year compared to the national growth rate of 2.6 percent. The BEA report is available here. Our state has earned this distinction for six of the past seven years.
“Today’s BEA report serves as further evidence of the tremendous economic strides North Dakota has made the past decade and continues to make now. We have worked hard to develop the right legal, tax and regulatory policies in our state, and these efforts – coupled with the ingenuity and outstanding work ethic of North Dakotans – has driven growth across all sectors of our economy. With our firm emphasis on jobs and a good business climate, our state can serve as a blueprint for how our country can