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Schneider launches insurance-post bid

A Fargo legislator said increasing access to health care and reforming Workforce Safety and Insurance would be top priorities if he's elected insurance commissioner.

A Fargo legislator said increasing access to health care and reforming Workforce Safety and Insurance would be top priorities if he's elected insurance commissioner.

Rep. Jasper Schneider, D-Fargo, announced his candidacy for the position Monday during stops in Fargo and Bismarck.

Schneider, a lawyer who was elected to the Legislature last year, said he would fight for consumers and keep their protection at the forefront.

He also wants to increase access to affordable health care, particularly for children. About 15,000 children in the state don't have health insurance, he said.

Current commissioner Adam Hamm said Monday he intends to run for the office and plans to make an official announcement in the next month or two.

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Gov. John Hoeven appointed Hamm to the post in October to replace Jim Poolman, who resigned Sept. 1.

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