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Ronald Higgins

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Ronald Higgins
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Candidate for
Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marines
ProfessionSubstitute teacher
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Ronald Higgins was a candidate for Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction in the 2012 elections. He finished second in the primary election on August 7, 2012 but did not make the general election ballot. Incumbent Randy Dorn was re-elected.[1]

Higgins is a retired engineer who works as a substitute teacher.[2]



See also: Washington down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Higgins ran for Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012. He faced incumbent Randy Dorn, James Bauckman, Don Hansler and John Patterson Blair in the blanket primary on August 7.[3] Dorn was unopposed in the general election.[4] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     N/A Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Dorn Incumbent 100% 2,164,163
Total Votes 2,164,163
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State.
Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction, Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy I. Dorn 56.2% 634,314
Green check mark transparent.pngRonald L. (Ron) Higgins 15.3% 172,331
James Bauckman 13.2% 149,370
Don Hansler 9.2% 104,260
John Patterson Blair 6% 67,898
Total Votes 1,128,173
Election Results via Washington Secretary of State (dead link).

A one issue candidate, Higgins is pushing for the return of teaching civics in the classroom. Not expecting to win, he stated, "Hopefully someone will plagiarize all my good ideas."[2]

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