Bismarck Tribune Endorses Ryan Rauschenberger


On Nov. 4, voters will decide who the next elected tax commissioner will be. Incumbent Ryan Rauschenberger and challenger Jason Astrup are both seeking to be elected to the position for the first time. Libertarian candidate Anthony Mangnall also is on the ballot.

Rauschenberger, who served as the deputy tax commissioner from July 2009 through December 2013, was appointed tax commissioner on Jan. 1. Before joining the tax department, Rauschenberger worked at the Department of Commerce. Prior to that, he was an associate accountant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Rauschenberger is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, with a degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration.


Rauschenberger has demonstrated he is capable of effectively leading the state tax department in the future. He has a solid track record of performance since joining the department in 2009, has exhibited a willingness to adapt to change and will continue to serve the state well. We endorse Ryan Rauschenberger.

From the Bismarck Tribune