Adam Hamm

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Adam Hamm
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North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance
In office
October 2007 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 8
PredecessorJim Poolman (R)
Base salary$87,727
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$308,013
AppointedOctober 2007
Appointed byGov. John Hoeven
Term limitsNone
Bachelor'sSam Houston State University
J.D.University of North Dakota School of Law
Place of birthJamestown, North Dakota
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Adam Hamm is the current North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance. Hamm, a Republican, was first appointed to the office in October 2007 by Gov. John Hoeven, and was elected to a full, four-year term in November 2008.[1] He was re-elected in 2012.[2]


Following his graduation from law school, Hamm became an Assistant Cass County State’s Attorney working on personal crimes. At the beginning of 2002, he moved into private practice and remained in this position until he was named North Dakota's Insurance Commissioner in 2007.[3]


  • Bachelor's degree, Sam Houston State University
  • Juris Doctorate, University of North Dakota School of Law[1]

Political Career

North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance (2007-Present)

Hamm was first appointed as North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance in 2007. He was subsequently elected to two full terms, first in 2008 and again in 2012.[1]



See also: North Dakota down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Hamm won re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the primary election and defeated Democrat Tom Potter in the November 6th general election.[2][4]

North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Hamm Incumbent 63.3% 192,031
     Democratic Tom Potter 36.7% 111,099
Total Votes 303,130
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.


Hamm won a full term as Commissioner of Insurance on November 4, 2008, defeating Democrat Jasper Schneider.[5]

North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Hamm Incumbent 50.3% 151,019
     Democratic Jasper Schneider 49.7% 149,186
Total Votes 300,205


Hamm was first appointed to a vacancy as North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance in 2007 by Gov. John Hoeven.[1]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hamm is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Hamm raised a total of $308,013 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.[6]

Adam Hamm's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 ND Insurance Commissioner Won $81,102
2010 ND Insurance Commissioner Not up for election $9,585
2008 ND Insurance Commissioner Won $217,326
Grand Total Raised $308,013


Hamm won re-election to the position of North Dakota Insurance Commissioner in 2012. During that election cycle, Hamm raised a total of $81,102.


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Hamm and his wife Michelle live in Bismarck, North Dakota. Together they have two children.[1]

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Preceded by
Jim Poolman (R)
North Dakota Commissioner of Insurance
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