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Published April 08 2012

Former press secretary running for House seat

FARGO – Bob Jansen, former press secretary to Gov. George Sinner, has announced his candidacy for the North Dakota House.

Jansen, who served as press secretary from 1985 to 1992, is running for the state Legislature in District 44.

Jansen co-authored a book with Sinner titled “Turning Points: A Memoir,” published in May 2011.

The freelance writer and editor grew up in Barnes County, served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and worked as a newspaper editor and reporter.

Jansen also held communication leadership positions at Minot State University and North Dakota State University.