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ND Insurance Commissioner Hamm won’t seek re-election next year

BISMARCK - North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November 2016. In a statement from state Republican Party Executive Director Roz Leighton, Hamm said he looks forward to completing his ter...

BISMARCK – North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November 2016.

In a statement from state Republican Party Executive Director Roz Leighton, Hamm said he looks forward to completing his term and helping provide a smooth transition for his eventual successor.

The 44-year-old Hamm was appointed insurance commissioner by Gov. John Hoeven in October 2007 after previous commissioner Jim Poolman resigned that August to take a private-sector job as an insurance industry consultant.

Hamm won his first four-year term in 2008 and was re-elected in 2012. He had previously served as a prosecutor for the Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office in Fargo.

Hamm is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and earned his law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1998.

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