By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger says he will seek re-election for a second full term.

The 35-year-old Republican was appointed in 2013 by Gov. Jack Dalrymple and elected by voters in 2014.

Rauschenberger says the agency has made big improvements during his tenure but more needs to be done.

Rauschenberger publicly revealed his alcoholism soon after he was appointed by Dalrymple in 2013. He underwent treatment at a Minnesota facility that same year during his successful run to be elected to the post.

Last year, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence. He was given a 10-day suspended jail sentence and put on unsupervised probation for a year.

Rauschenberger says he has “dramatically improved” his health and is working with an addiction counselor.

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