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Hammer declares his quest to represent North Dakota in the US House



North Dakota – The only congressional seat in North Dakota is up for grabs, and Trygve Hammer, a previous Public Service Commission candidate, declared his campaign today.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Naval Academy, Hammer worked as an infantry officer, a forward air controller, and a pilot of CH-53D helicopters before leading a weapons unit and going to Iraq in 2003.

He has held positions as a security consultant, a defense contractor, and a pilot for regional airlines after leaving the Marine Corps.

He served in the military for 25 years before returning to North Dakota. After coming home, he worked as a freight train conductor around the state, as a roughneck on Bakken oil rigs, and as a science teacher for students in grades 7 through 12.

“I am no stranger to hard work, and I understand the importance of good leadership,” said Hammer. “I am running for congress because it is time to put government to work for all of us. It is time to end the grandstanding and culture-war intrusions into our most personal decisions as persons, parents, and patients. It is time to elect a pro-union, pro-choice, and pro-democracy leader to represent North Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives.”