|North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction|
|North Dakota State Senate District 35|
|2007 – 2010|
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.
While a member of the North Dakota State Senate, Potter served on the following committees:
- Industry, Business and Labor Committee, North Dakota State Senate
- Transportation Committee, North Dakota State Senate
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.
|North Dakota Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012|
|Election Results via North Dakota Secretary of State.|
Potter did not seek re-election in 2010.
On November 7, 2006, Potter was elected to the 35th District Seat in the North Dakota State Senate, besting Margaret Sitte (R).  Potter raised $21,585 for her campaign, while Sitte raised $1,950. 
|North Dakota Senate, District 35 (2008)|
|Tracy Potter (D)||2,933|
|Margaret Sitte (R)||2,883|
In 2006, Potter collected $21,585 in donations.
These were the largest contributors.
|NORTH DAKOTA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION||$4,175|
|NORTH DAKOTA DEMOCRATIC-NPL PARTY||$2,000|
|NORTH DAKOTA SENATE DEMOCRATIC-NPL CAUCUS||$1,750|
|DISTRICT 35 DEMOCRATIC-NPL||$1,600|
Potter and his wife Laura Anhalt have two children.
- Facebook campaign page
- Biography from the North Dakota State Senate website
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
|North Dakota State Senate District 35
| Succeeded by|
Margaret Sitte (R)