Superior School Board member resigns after election fraud charges

Steve Stupak has officially resigned from the Superior School Board, ahead of Monday night’s meeting. Stupak’s term on the Board runs through April 2024, but he faces election fraud charges.

A complaint filed in Douglas County Circuit Court alleges Stupak falsified his nomination papers for School Board in 2021, by listing an address he didn’t actually live at. Court documents list Stupak’s residential address to be on Congdon boulevard in Duluth, a home that’s listed as being owned by he and his wife. But to be a school board member in Superior board members must reside in Superior.

Board President Steve Olson confirmed Stupak’s resignation, but did not provide any comment on what comes next in the process. The district has options of either appointing some to fill the remainder of the term, or leave it vacant.

Stupak served on the School Board from 2014-2017. He lost re-election in 2017, but won a seat again in 2018 and 2021.

An initial court appearance is set for August 23.