North Dakota Judicial Candidate Attempted a Dubious Name Change in Ohio as an Apparent Campaign Gimmick


MINOT, N.D. — A candidate campaigning to sit on the judicial bench in North Dakota has a bizarre story in his background.

Three candidates were on the primary ballot to replace South Central District Court Judge Thomas Schneider, who has opted to retire after serving in that office since the 1980s.

Bonnie Storbakken of Bismarck was one of those candidates. Gabrielle Goter of Mandan was another. The third was Scott Ronald Miller, and his middle name is what’s at issue.

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