Joshua C. Gallion was elected on November 8, 2016 to serve as North Dakota’s 17th State Auditor. He succeeded Bob Peterson who served as the State Auditor from 1997 to 2016.
Joshua, born in Spokane, Washington, served in the United States Air Force at Minot Air Force Base from 1998 to 2002, settled in Bismarck, North Dakota after his enlistment with his wife Becky. They have two daughters, Brooklyn and Sasha.
His education includes an Associate degree from Bismarck State College, Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Dickinson State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Dakota.
Prior to becoming the State Auditor, he served as the Accounting Manager for the North Dakota Public Service Commission. His other work experience includes project management and finance with the North Dakota Department of Transportation, customer service with Fougner Engineered Sales, Inc. in Bismarck, ND, and sales, flooring installation, and warehouse management with his family’s business R.W. Gallion, Inc. in Spokane, WA.