Hamm Re-Elected as North Dakota Insurance Commissioner

November 7, 2012

Republican and incumbent North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm handily won re-election against his Democrat challenger Tom Potter.

Hamm received just over 63 percent of the vote to Potter’s 36.5 percent.

Hamm ran on a three-C platform: common sense insurance regulation; consumer protection; and competitive insurance market.

Top campaign issues for Potter included policyholder rights, management of North Dakota’s $5 billion investment fund, the impact of North Dakota’s oil boom on insurance matters in the state and health insurance

Hamm, an attorney, was appointed to the insurance commissioner post by Gov. John Hoeven in October 2007 and elected to a four-year term in November 2008.

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