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Fargo legislator won’t run for insurance commissioner

FARGO - A Republican state senator from Fargo who had been mentioned as a possible candidate for North Dakota insurance commissioner has announced he will not seek that office in 2016.

FARGO – A Republican state senator from Fargo who had been mentioned as a possible candidate for North Dakota insurance commissioner has announced he will not seek that office in 2016.

Sen. Jonathan Casper, an attorney and small business owner in his first term as a legislator, announced his decision Monday.

"I am humbled by the encouragement I received from community, business, and legislative leaders throughout North Dakota to run for Insurance Commissioner but I have decided not to pursue this campaign and instead continue working on behalf of my constituents in Fargo as their State Senator,” Casper said in a news release. “North Dakota is full of promise and opportunity and I look forward to continuing to help build a better future for our state for years to come."

Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm has said he will not seek re-election.

(FNS)

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