Education & Military

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, make him a perfect fit for the office and allows him to have the working knowledge of the agency’s business activities.  

Josh Gallion lives in Bismarck with his wife Becky of 17 years and their two daughters. His combination of education, experience, and long history of service are a perfect fit for the Office of Sate Auditor.

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About Josh

Values

His focus during his first term in office has been on implementing a value-based culture, creating a communication strategy that prioritized the citizens first, and training and developing independent thinking leaders. 

VALUES: Our values are Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, and Teamwork.  These values are incorporated into every aspect of operations from hiring new employees to drafting audit reports.

COMMUNICATION: The State Auditor is a constitutional officer elected by the citizens of North Dakota.  He works for you and will leverage any and all technology to put information into your hands.

LEADERS: Leadership is not a title or a position on an organizational chart.  Every member of the Auditor’s Office is trained and provided opportunities to be a leader.  This is vital because leaders have the courage to ask questions, share ideas, give and accept constructive criticism, and help build a positive culture that values the individual contributions that combine into our team success.

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.

  • Customer Service Manager, Fougner Engineered Sales
  • Program Manager/Finance, Department of Transportation
  • Accounting Manager, Public Service Commission
  • State Auditor

Family comes first. 

Integrity matters.

Justice should prevail. 

Service before self. 

Honesty is a given. 

Humility is a gift. 

Bipartisanship is a must. 

I
  …love my family, my faith, and our right to bear arms.
  …am unapologetically pro-life.
  …still adhere to the Air Force Core Values of Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.
  …love North Dakota as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. 


And I will never sacrifice these.

  • 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​


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.

  • United States Air Force, Minot Air Force Base (1998 – 2002)