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Dem-NPL Endorses Trygve Hammer for U.S. House

April 6, 2024

FARGO – The North Dakota Democratic-NPL has endorsed Trygve Hammer for the U.S. House.

“I promised you I would be back,” Hammer said of his previous run for Public Service Commissioner. Acknowledging dismissive pundits, who said Hammer can’t win because he is just a “North Dakota Democrat,” Hammer quipped, “D*** right I’m a North Dakota Democrat!”

Hammer continued, “Patriotism is more than just a flag pin on a lapel, and liberty is more than just a catch phrase.”

“Trygve Hammer is no stranger to hard work,” said Logan Longtin, who nominated Hammer.

Originally from Velva, Hammer served as a helicopter pilot, a forward air controller, a Military attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, and as an instructor and company officer at the U.S. Naval Academy. He deployed to Iraq in 2003 as an infantry officer and forward air controller. In 2010, he retired from the Marine Corps Reserve as a major.

In his civilian life, Hammer taught 7-12 grade science in Granville, worked as roughneck on oil rigs in the Bakken, and currently is a counselor for Job Corps in Minot.

Hammer ended his riveting acceptance speech with, “I am a North Dakota Democrat, and I plan to win.”

When Chair Adam Goldwyn called for other nominations, a delegate excited about Hammer’s remarks jokingly shouted, “Who would dare!”

Laura Dronen
Communications Director
(701) 566-0616
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