Superintendent Race Is One to Watch as Baesler’s Days in That Office May Be Numbered


MINOT, N.D. — Remarkably, crank candidate Charles Tuttle managed to get nearly 20% of the vote in the North Dakota Superintendent primary.

That’s a nonpartisan race, so the top two vote-getters advance to the general election. Incumbent Kirsten Baesler received over 54% of the vote. The rest of the votes went to Underwood Public Schools Superintendent Brandt Dick (25.85%) and Tuttle (19.65%).

Tuttle is a bullying gadfly with an alarming background for someone who sought to be in charge of the education of North Dakota’s children. As my colleague April Baumgarten reported in 2018, a court in Delaware County, Ohio, found that Tuttle “had sexual contact with a young child.”

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