Tracy Potter

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Tracy Potter
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Former candidate for
North Dakota House of Representatives, District 35
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Dakota State Senate, District 35
2007 – 2010
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Dakota
Master'sUniversity of North Dakota
Personal
ProfessionAuthor
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Tracy Potter was a 2014 Democratic-NPL candidate for District 35 of the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Potter is a former Democratic member of the North Dakota State Senate, representing District 35 from 2007 and to 2010.

Biography

Potter earned his B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of North Dakota. Potter is the President of the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation. He is also the author of Sheheke: Mandan Indian Diplomat.

Committee assignments

While a member of the North Dakota State Senate, Potter served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 7, 2014. Incumbent Bob Martinson and incumbent Karen Karls were unopposed in the Republican primary, while Tracy Potter and Darrell Miller were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Martinson and Karls defeated Potter and Miller in the general election.[1][2][3]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 35, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Martinson Incumbent 31% 3,616
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Karls Incumbent 27.2% 3,166
     Republican Tracy Potter 24.8% 2,888
     Republican Darrell Miller 17% 1,978
Total Votes 11,648


2012

See also: North Dakota down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Potter ran for North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012. He faced Max Laird and Kirsten Baesler in the primary on June 12, coming in second, and was defeated by Baesler in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKirsten Baesler 55.1% 154,177
     Nonpartisan Tracy Potter 44.6% 124,807
     N/A Write-in 0.4% 1,069
Total Votes 280,053
Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.


2010

Potter did not seek re-election in 2010.

2006

On November 7, 2006, Potter was elected to the 35th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Margaret Sitte (R).[6] Potter raised $21,585 for her campaign, while Sitte raised $1,950.[7]

North Dakota Senate, District 35 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tracy Potter (D) 2,933
Margaret Sitte (R) 2,883

Campaign donors

2006

In 2006, Potter collected $21,585 in donations.[8]

These were the largest contributors.

Donor Amount
NORTH DAKOTA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION $4,175
DAK PAC $4,000
NORTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATIC-NPL PARTY $2,000
NORTH DAKOTA SENATE DEMOCRATIC-NPL CAUCUS $1,750
DISTRICT 35 DEMOCRATIC-NPL $1,600

Personal

Potter and his wife, Laura Anhalt, have two children.

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Preceded by
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North Dakota State Senate District 35
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Margaret Sitte (R)