(Fargo, ND) -- Former North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford is talking his decision to retire from the position.
"It's 24 hours a day, and the folks that have kind of been retiring off and taking a pause from public office, they kind of all say the same thing, Brent you know it's like that weight is lifted off," said Sanford.
Sanford retired from his position January second after serving as Lieutenant Governor for six years. Sanford says he left to focus on his family and to return to the private sector. He has not yet announced what he might do next but says he has received "lots of offers".
"It's conflicting for me. I really enjoy the legislative session, and I really enjoyed a lot of parts of this job, but it was time Scott. I'm just looking at a list here. I would have been the third longest serving current Lieutenant Governor in the nation or current lieutenant governors," said Sanford.
Governor Burgum appointed Tammy Miller to succeed Sanford. Miller had served as Burgum's Chief Operating Officer since 2019.
Sanford appeared on "What's on Your Mind" on AM 1100 The Flag.