Robert Harms

Robert W. Harms

Owner at The Harms Group

815 N. Mandan St., Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

General Information


Owner, Photographer and Ex-Teacher  - Mortgage Company

Counsel  - Governor`s


Bachelor's degree with distinction  - political science , North Dakota State University

Juris Doctorate  - University of North Dakota


Treasurer and A Lobbyist  - NDGOP

Managing Partner  - Lincoln Land Development Company

Head  - North Dakota

Party Treasurer  - Say Anything Blog

Committee Member  - State Bar Association of North Dakota

Founding Member  - ND Tea Party Caucus

Chairman  - North Dakota Republican State Committee

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Robert Harms - Treasurer
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"The state has an enormous amount of money coming in largely from the oil industry, so there are going to be a lot of efforts from all corners of the state to utilize those funds," said Robert Harms, owner of The Harms Group.
Other proposals aim to eliminate personal income tax, according to Harms. "The power commission is looking at spending or suggesting the state put several million dollars toward solving natural gas flares," said Harms. With wells being drilled so quickly, the infrastructure to capture the natural gas produced isn't always keeping pace, so some 32 percent of the natural gas is flaring. "No one wants that," said Harms. On one side of the state, there's need to finance a public water delivery system, the Western Area Water Supply (WAWS), which is looking for at least another $40 million in loans and $80 million in grants, and "they could spend $350 million on that project," said Harms. Filed Under: Cover StoryTagged With: Bakken, Bismarck, Covenant Consulting Group, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Fargo, Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP), fracking, higher education, human services, K-12 education, North Dakota 63rd Legislative Assembly, Representative David Drovdal, Representative Dennis Johnson, Representative Robin Weisz, Robert Harms, Rod Backman, taxes, The Harms Group, Three Forks, Tim Flakoll, Western Area Water Supply (WAWS)

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Robert Harms
State Chairman Robert W. Harms is a lawyer and consultant in Bismarck, North Dakota and owner of The Harms Group, a government relations and public affairs firm specializing in energy development. Harms served as Governor's Counsel from 1992 until 2003, under Governor Schafer and Governor Hoeven. He served as senior policy advisor in both administrations regarding energy [...]

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