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Tax Commissioner Fong announces resignation

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Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

BISMARCK - Tax Commissioner Cory Fong announced Tuesday he will resign after Dec. 31 to pursue a job in the private sector.

Fong submitted a resignation letter today to Gov. Jack Dalrymple. He will begin working for marketing and public relations firm Odney in January to help lead the firm's public affairs division.

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Fong was appointed tax commissioner in 2005 by Gov. John Hoeven and was elected in 2006 and 2010.

"I have enjoyed my time serving as Tax Commissioner immensely and I have gained immeasurably from the experience, along with the other leadership positions I have had the good fortune to serve in over the years," Fong said in a statement. "And, it is this broad foundation of experience that drives my interest in setting new goals and seeking new opportunities outside of government that are aimed at building and growing North Dakota."

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