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Associated Press, Published November 07 2012

US Rep.-elect Cramer says he'll quit PSC Dec. 31

BISMARCK — North Dakota's newest congressman says he'll be resigning Dec. 31 as a member of the state Public Service Commission.

Kevin Cramer's term on the regulatory board has four years left. He said Wednesday he'll quit at year's end. In early January, he'll be sworn in as North Dakota's only member of the U.S. House.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple will appoint Cramer's successor. Cramer says Dalrymple hasn't told him if he has anyone in mind for the opening.

The commission has three members. Cramer says he wants to stay as long as possible to make sure it's fully staffed.

The other two members are Chairman Brian Kalk and temporary Commissioner Bonny Fetch. Fetch will be replaced by newly elected Republican Randy Christmann.

Christmann defeated Democrat Brad Crabtree to win his commission seat.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.