Wisconsin superintendent of education seeks re-election in 2013
By Greg Janetka
MADISON, Wisconsin: Tony Evers announced earlier this month that he will seek a second term as Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction. "I am absolutely jazzed about the future of our schools and working with our schools to make them stronger on achievement," he stated. Evers has served in this role, which is nonpartisan, since April 7, 2009.
Although no other candidates have officially declared for the race, state Rep. Don Pridemore (R) has shown interest and said he would announce on December 3 if he was running or not. If he chooses to run, Pridemore says he would advocate for "common-sense conservative reform" but has not provided specifics. In the past Pridemore has promoted school vouchers. He recently made headlines for saying that federal officials who implemented "Obamacare" should be arrested.
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