Hammer announces bid for North Dakota's US House seat

(STATEWIDE) — Trygve Hammer, former candidate for Public Service Commission, announced his candidacy for North Dakota’s sole Congressional seat today. 

Hammer graduated from the Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, then served as a CH-53D helicopter pilot, a forward air controller, and an infantry officer, deploying to Iraq in 2003 as a weapons platoon commander. Outside of the Marine Corps, he has worked as a regional airline pilot, a defense contractor, and a security consultant. After 25 years of military service, he returned to North Dakota. Upon return he taught grades 7-12 science at a rural high school, worked as a roughneck on oil rigs in the Bakken, and as a freight rail conductor across the state. 

“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.” 

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