Josh Gallion lives in Bismarck with his wife Becky of 13 years and their two daughters, Brooklyn and Sasha. His combination of education, experience, and long history of service are a perfect fit for the Office of Sate Auditor.
The right education is essential to effectively performing the responsibilities of any position. Josh possesses the education that allows him to hit the ground running from day one.
Associate in Arts, Bismarck State College
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Dickinson State University
Bachelor of Science in ACCOUNTING, Dickinson State University
Masters of Business Administration, University of North Dakota
It’s important to build experience that compliments your education and creates opportunities for greater levels of responsibilities. Josh grew up in a family owned and operated small business. This experience taught him the value of hard work with his father joking that working for yourself was great because you only had to work half days, 6 am to 6 pm. This work ethic allowed him to learn government accounting from the ground up.
Giving back to others has been a way of life for Josh for over 15 years. He is a military veteran, state employee, and active in the Bismarck community.
Josh’s belief in continuous improvement along with his education and experience provides a solid understanding of the auditing process. These principles, combined with his long history of service, makes him a perfect fit for the office and allows him to have the working knowledge of the agency’s business activities.
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings"
"Man is not free unless government is limited."
"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives."