Guest Post: Kirsten Baesler Has The Right Credentials For Superintendent
North Dakota is a state in which we can take great pride. North Dakota offers a family-friendly environment for parents to raise their children, teaching them solid moral values and sound work ethics. As Election Day draws near, it is important that we elect men and women to office that will support North Dakota values.
The race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction is one position I am very concerned about. The State Superintendent is a position that influences all North Dakotans – especially our youth. It is important the person in that office walks within the framework of North Dakota’s family values and moral standards. And the person we elect as our next State Superintendent must have the right credentials and experience to fulfill the duties.
My concern today is that many people might not realize the huge differences that exist between the candidates who are running for this office.
If we base our choice on resumes and values, the clear choice is that we must vote for Kirsten Baesler. Kirsten’s experience includes the North Dakota School Board Association Board of Directors (NDSBA), 2008-2012; President, Mandan Public Schools Board, 2006-Present; 21 years work experience in public education; and member Spirit of Life Church, Mandan.
My concern is with the other candidate – Tracy Potter. He has no experience or credentials to neither run for this office nor hold the office of Superintendent of Schools. Worse yet, Tracy Potter’s record is incompatible with the average North Dakotan’s moral values. He is a former presidential elector for the Socialist Workers Party. As a state senator he voted in support of abortion (HB 1445). And Tracy Potter also supported special rights while in the Senate for the gay-lesbian movement.
As a father and a grandfather, I cannot fathom having someone with Tracy’s idea of values as our State Superintendent of Schools. Tracy Potter does not reflect what North Dakota stands for.
Please understand this office makes decisions that affect what is allowed into our elementary, middle, and secondary high schools. Today many states in America face outside pressure to teach school-aged children the gay lifestyle. That is not what North Dakotans want in our schools. Tracy Potter’s idea of values is wrong for North Dakota.
Elect a State Superintendent who has the values, credentials and experience we need. Elect Kirsten Baesler. She has a genuine interest in children. She has a passion for education. And she is an advocate for the needs of all children.
John Boustead was born and raised in Bismarck North Dakota. Mr. Boustead has been involved in business, sales and marketing for over 30 years. He currently resides in Bismarck.Tags: election 2012, kirsten baesler, North Dakota News, Tracy Potter