Update: State House candidate charged with assault withdraws from race
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (KVRR) – A North Dakota District 24 House candidate charged with simple assault has withdrawn from the race.
Thirty-three-year-old Kaitlyn Huss was arrested after officers were called to a Valley City bar shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday.
“I was involved in an incident that I deeply regret. I behaved in a manner unbefitting of my position as a candidate and unbecoming of my own personal standards for myself. I intend to take full responsibility for my actions – and I am starting with this message,” Huss wrote on social media.
“I am withdrawing myself from the race for District 24 representative. While I will remain on the ballot, I do not believe I have represented my party or my community to the standards which you deserve. I encourage you all to vote with your hearts, and chose one of the other three candidates.”
Huss had been the endorsed Democratic candidate in the November election.