Peterson endorsed for state auditor

BISMARCK–State Auditor Bob Peterson received the Republican endorsement for the office during the party’s state convention Saturday.

Peterson was first elected to the seat in 1996 and has served ever since. He said his vision has been to maintain integrity, professionalism, fairness and transparency in the office and for the staff to produce informative audits.

Peterson will face Rep. Scot Kelsh, D-Fargo, who received the Democratic-NPL endorsement for state auditor, in the November election.

The auditor’s annual salary is $90,360.