Tracy Potter

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Tracy Potter
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Candidate for
North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction
PartyNon-partisan
Prior offices
North Dakota State Senate District 35
2007 – 2010
Personal
ProfessionAuthor
Websites
Campaign website
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Tracy Potter was a candidate for North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction in the 2012 elections. While the position is non-partisan, Potter is a Democrat.

Potter previously was a Democratic member of the North Dakota State Senate. He joined the North Dakota State Senate in 2007 and served in that position representing the 35th district until 2010 when he chose not to run for re-election.

Potter is the President of the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation. He is also the author of Sheheke: Mandan Indian Diplomat.

Potter earned his BA and MA in History from the University of North Dakota.

Committee assignments

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

Elections

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.[1][2]

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). [3] Potter raised $21,585 for her campaign, while Sitte raised $1,950. [4]

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.[5]

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.

External links

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