Candidate claims wrong degree in ads, social media

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A Stillwater County Commissioner candidate admitted this week to inadvertently advertising that he holds a bachelor’s degree in ag business when he holds an associate’s degree.

A reader contacted the News about the issue and the News then asked candidate Curt Robbins. In an email, Robbins responded, “I have an associate’s degree. Plus one year. Can’t believe we missed that.”

Except in accelerated cases, bachelor’s degrees are a 4-year program, while most associate degree are 2-year programs. Robbins listed having a bachelor’s degree in newspaper ads and web ads that have been running in the News. Those ads have been corrected.

However, in biographical information Robbins submitted to the News for his candidate profile, he did not specify if his degree was an associate or bachelor’s.