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Al Jaeger “grateful” after serving 30 years as North Dakota secretary of state



Fargo, North Dakota – Al Jaeger is formally stepping down from his position as North Dakota’s secretary of state after 30 years in office.

“Well first of all I feel that I have been very blessed to have the opportunity that I’ve had. Elected 8 times, having the confidence of the people of North Dakota. that has been very humbling and I’m grateful for it,” said Jaeger.

In 1992, Jaeger made his first run for secretary of state. He was a Fargo real estate broker before entering public service. After taking office as secretary of state, he claimed to have preserved his real estate license as a “fallback” option.

“It’s given me an opportunity to provide public service in something that I felt I could do well. It’s given me opportunities nationwide to participate in things North Dakota was involved in,” said Jaeger.

The 79-year-old claims that he is now looking forward to touring the state while examining and organizing family archives and records. Republican Michael Howe, who won the election in November, will take over as his replacement.