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Janet Barresi

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Janet Barresi
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Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 3
PredecessorSandy Garrett (D)
Base salary$124,373
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$2,358,183
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oklahoma (1974)
Master'sUniversity of Oklahoma (1975)
OtherDDS, University of Oklahoma (1984)
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Janet Barresi is the current Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction. A Republican, she was first elected on November 2, 2010 and assumed office on January 10, 2011.


Early in her career, Barresi worked in the Harrah and Norman public school systems as a speech pathologist. She then worked in the Department of Otolaryngology at the O.U. Health Sciences Center. In 1984, she eared her DDS degree and became a dentist. After 24 years she retired from the business to concentrate on educational issues. Barresi established Oklahoma’s first charter school in the Oklahoma City public school district, Independence Charter Middle School. A few years later she started Harding Charter Preparatory High School.[1]


  • DDS, University of Oklahoma, 1984
  • MS, Speech and Language Disorders, University of Oklahoma 1975
  • BA, Education, University of Oklahoma, 1974

Political career

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction (2011-present)

Barresi has served as Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction since 2011.



See also: Oklahoma down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Barresi is running for re-election as Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2014.[2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Barresi was first elected Superintendent of Public Instruction on November 2, 2010.

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Barresi 55.9% 573,716
     Democratic Susah Paddack 37.7% 387,007
     Independent Richard E. Cooper 6.4% 65,243
Total Votes 1,025,966
Election Results Via: Oklahoma State Election Board

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Barresi is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Barresi raised a total of $2,358,183 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 13, 2013.[3]

Janet Barresi's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 OK Superintendent of Public Instruction Not up for election $887,275
2010 OK Superintendent of Public Instruction Won $1,470,908
Grand Total Raised $2,358,183


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Political offices
Preceded by
Sandy Garrett (D)
Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction
Succeeded by