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Wayne Sanstead has served as the North Dakota state school superintendent for 28 years. He has announced his retirement.

ND school superintendent retiring after 28 years

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BISMARCK (AP) -- Wayne Sanstead, North Dakota's state school superintendent for almost 28 years and the nation's longest-serving state school administrator, said Friday he will not run for re-election, ending a public career that has lasted almost a half-century.

"I've found real meaning in being a leader. Public service has been my life. So the decision didn't come lightly," the 76-year-old Sanstead said during an interview in his office.

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