Potter running for North Dakota school superTwo years after he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate, Tracy Potter wants to be North Dakota's new school superintendent.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two years after he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate, Tracy Potter wants to be North Dakota's new school superintendent.
Potter turned in his nominating petitions at the North Dakota secretary of state's office Tuesday.
Three people are seeking the job. Max Laird has the backing of North Dakota Democrats, while Republicans are supporting Kirsten Baesler (KEER’-stuhn BAYZ’-lur).
Potter was the Democrats’ candidate for the U.S. Senate two years ago. But he did not ask for Democratic support for the superintendent's race.
Potter says the job is nonpartisan and he didn't think it was right to ask for party backing.
The three candidates will be running against each other in the June primary. The top two finishers will go on to the November general election.