Alvin Jaeger

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Al Jaeger
Secretary of State of North Dakota
Assumed office
January 1, 1993
Governor Ed Schafer
John Hoeven
Jack Dalrymple
Preceded by Jim Kusler
Personal details
Born (1943-12-10) December 10, 1943 (age 72)
Beulah, North Dakota, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Dickinson State University
University of North Dakota
Montana State University,
Bozeman

Alvin A. "Al" Jaeger (born December 10, 1943) is a North Dakota politician with the Republican Party who is currently serving as the Secretary of State of North Dakota. Jaeger was elected to the office in 1992, and re-elected in 1996, 2000, 2006, 2010, and 2014.[1]

Biography[edit]

Al Jaeger was born in Beulah, North Dakota in 1943. He was raised there and he graduated in 1961 from Beulah High School. He attended Bismarck State College and in 1963 earned an Associate of Arts degree. In 1966, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Dickinson State University, majoring in Business Education with a minor in Speech. He also completed post-graduate work at the University of North Dakota in 1968 and at Montana State University in 1970.

During his high school and college years, Jaeger worked for his father's excavating and ready-mix concrete company. After graduating from Dickinson State, he taught at Killdeer High School for three years and then at Kenmare High School for another two years. Upon moving to Fargo, North Dakota in 1971, Jaeger worked for two years for the Mobil Oil Corporation as a marketing analyst. From 1973 to 1992, Jaeger was self-employed as a real estate broker and owned his own real estate brokerage business in Fargo.

Jaeger became North Dakota's fourteenth Secretary of State in 1993, and was reelected in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2014. He resides in Bismarck with his family; he has two daughters and a stepson with his wife Kathy.

Electoral history[edit]

North Dakota Secretary of State Election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alvin Jaeger 151,864 52.06
Democratic Jim Kusler 139,860 47.94
North Dakota Secretary of State Election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alvin "Al" Jaeger (inc.) 149,344 58.62
Democratic Shelley Seeberg 105,419 41.38
North Dakota Secretary of State Election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alvin "Al" Jaeger (inc.) 178,950 65.56
Democratic Dennis Bercier 94,024 34.44
North Dakota Secretary of State Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alvin "Al" Jaeger (inc.) 193,061 65.16
Democratic Douglas Melby 103,223 34.84
North Dakota Secretary of State Election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alvin "Al" Jaeger (inc.) 115,341 53.92
Democratic Kristin Hedger 98,583 46.08
North Dakota Secretary of State Election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alvin "Al" Jaeger (inc.) 145,882 62.44
Democratic Corey Mock 87,519 37.46
Write-ins Write-ins 222 0.10
North Dakota Secretary of State Election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alvin "Al" Jaeger (inc.) 152,085 62.39
Democratic April Fairfield 78,474 32.19
Libertarian Roland Riemers 12,920 5.30
Write-ins Write-ins 278 0.11

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ North Dakota Blue Book, 2005

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Kusler
Secretary of State of North Dakota
1993–present
Incumbent