Potter to attend local Democratic conventionNorth Dakota Sen. Tracy Potter of Bismarck will attend the state Democratic-NPL District 37, District 36 and District 39 convention in Dickinson on Saturday. Potter intends to seek the Democrat’s endorsement for the U.S. Senate, he said.
North Dakota Sen. Tracy Potter of Bismarck will attend the state Democratic-NPL District 37, District 36 and District 39 convention in Dickinson on Saturday. Potter intends to seek the Democrat’s endorsement for the U.S. Senate, he said.
“It’s just an hour and a half down the road, so I’d be glad to come out and talk to the delegates and try to win some support,” Potter said. “I’ve tried to make as many district conventions as possible.”
Potter, executive director of the Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation, would also like to introduce himself to area residents, he said.
“Many of the people in the party there know me, but maybe not the people of Dickinson so well,” Potter said. “I want to show them who I am.”
He is excited to come to Dickinson, he added.
While the convention is open only to democrats, Cindy Klein, District 37 Democrat-NPL Chairwoman, said anyone is welcome to visit Potter.
“If anybody wants to meet Tracy Potter, or just come in and listen to what he has to say, that’s just fantastic,” Klein said. “He’s running for the U.S Senate, so I’m sure there’s a lot of people that are curious.”
Districts 36, 37 and 39 have held their convention together for several years, Klein said. It gives them the opportunity to visit with like-minded people from across this part of the state, she added.
However, the districts break up into their separate caucuses for discussions.
“We’ll have a discussion about the list of potential candidates that we have and kind of go from there,” Klein said.
In January, Rep. Frank Wald R-Dickinson announced he would not be seeking re-election.
“One of the things that we do in going out to these meetings is to try to fire up the local district,” Potter said. “Frank Wald’s retirement, for one, there’s an opportunity for democrats there in Dickinson. They’ve come close before and they should be encouraged that it could be a good year.”
The convention begins at 2 p.m. at the Eagles Club, located at 31 First Ave. E, Saturday. Klein expected the convention would last until about 5 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
For more information on the convention, contact Klein at 701-483-0376 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
The District 37 Republican Convention was held in January.