|Member of the North Dakota House of Representatives
from the 44th district
May 6, 1964 |
Fargo, North Dakota
|Political party||North Dakota Republican Party|
|Residence||Fargo, North Dakota|
|Alma mater||North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND Bachelors-Communications University of Mary, Fargo, ND campus Masters-Management|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Blair Thoreson is an American politician. He serves as a North Dakota Republican Party member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 44th Legislative District in Fargo, N.D. since 1999.
Early life and Education
Blair Thoreson was born on May 6, 1964 in Fargo, North Dakota. He received a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the North Dakota State University and a Master's degree in Management from the University of Mary.
Since 1999, he has been a Republican state representative for North Dakota, representing the 44th Legislative District in Fargo  He serves as chairman of the House Appropriations - Government Operations committee. Additionally, he serves on the Administrative Rules, Budget Section, and Information Technology committees.
In February 2015, Thoreson was appointed by Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler to the FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where he previously served as public sector chair of the Communications and Technology task force. Additionally, Thoreson serves as vice-chair of the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce committee with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and previously served on the executive committee of the Council of State Governments.
- Representative Blair Thoreson Freedom Speaks Profile Archived October 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- InsideAlec Archived December 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., November/December 2013 p. 4
- North Dakota Legislative Assembly - Representative Blair Thoreson
- Project Vote Smart - Representative Blair Thoreson (ND)
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