Jim Poolman

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Jim Poolman
North Dakota Insurance Commissioner
In office
January 1, 2001 – August 31, 2007
Preceded by Glenn Pomeroy
Succeeded by Adam Hamm
Personal details
Born (1970-05-15) May 15, 1970 (age 47)
Political party Republican

Jim Poolman (born May 15, 1970, Fargo, North Dakota) is a banker and politician from the U.S. state of North Dakota. He served as Insurance Commissioner of North Dakota from 2001 until his resignation on August 31, 2007.[1]


Poolman was raised in Fargo, North Dakota and graduated from Fargo South High School in 1988. In 1992, he graduated from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Poolman then went on to be elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives as a Republican later in 1992, serving District 42. Poolman was elected as North Dakota Insurance Commissioner in 2000, and took office in 2001. He was re-elected in 2004, when he received 64% of the vote against challenger Terry Barnes. He is married to Nicole, who is a teacher and State Senator, and has three children; Collin, Grace, and Nicholas.


Preceded by
Glenn Pomeroy
Insurance Commissioner of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Adam Hamm


  1. ^ "ND Insurance Commissioner Jim Poolman resigns". KXMB TV, August 21, 2007