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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction''' is a state executive position in the Washington state government. The current officeholder is [[Randy Dorn]].
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|State = Washington
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|Office=Superintendent of Public Instruction
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|Office type = Nonpartisan
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|Office website = http://www.k12.wa.us/
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|Budget = 133818000
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|Budget year = 2011-2013
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|Seats =
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|Term limits =
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|Length of term = 4 years
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|Authority =[[Article III, Washington State Constitution|Washington Constitution, Article 3, Section 2]]
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|Selected = Elected
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|Chair =
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|Current officeholder = Randy Dorn
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|Officeholder image =  Randy Dorn.jpg
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|Assumed office =  2009
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|Compensation = 117,972
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|Next election =November 8, 2016
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|Last election=[[Washington down ballot state executive elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Other offices = [[Governor of Washington|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Washington|Lieutenant Governor]] •  [[Secretary of State of Washington|Secretary of State]] • [[Washington Attorney General|Attorney General]] •  [[Washington Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Washington Auditor|Auditor]] •  [[Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Education]]• •  [[Washington Director of Agriculture|Agriculture Commissioner]] •  [[Washington Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]]• [[Washington Commissioner of Public Lands|Natural Resources Commissioner]]• [[Washington Director of Labor and Industries|Labor Commissioner]]• [[Washington Chairman of Utilities and Transportation|Public Service Commissioner]]
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction''' is an elected state executive position in the Washington state government.  
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The office of Superintendent of Public instruction is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 public education in the state.
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==Current officeholder==
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The current officeholder is [[Randy Dorn]].
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==Authority==
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[[Article III, Washington State Constitution|Article 3]] of the [[Washington Constitution|state constitution]] establishes the state's executive offices.
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'''Article III, Section 2:'''
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'''''Executive Department.''' The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and a commissioner of public lands, who shall be severally chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the same time and place of voting as for the members of the legislature.''
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==Qualifications==
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'''[[Article III, Washington State Constitution#Section 25|Article 3, Section 25]]''' of the [[Washington State Constitution|state constitution]] establishes the qualifications of the office:
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| '''Qualifications, Compensation, Offices Which May Be Abolished.''' No person, except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this state, shall be eligible to hold any state office...
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*a citizen of the United States
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*a qualified elector in Washington
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==Elections==
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In Washington, the [[Governor of Washington|governor]], [[Lieutenant Governor of Washington|lieutenant governor]], [[Washington Secretary of State|secretary of state]], [[Washington Treasurer|treasurer]], [[Washington State Auditor|auditor]], [[Attorney General of Washington|attorney general]], [[Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction|superintendent of public instruction]], and [[Washington Commissioner of Public Lands|commissioner of public lands]] are elected every four years. Elections are held in November and winners assume office the following January, serving until their successors are elected and qualified.
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Washington elects their state executives in presidential years ([[Washington state executive official elections, 2012|2012]], 2016, and 2020).
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===2012===
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:''See also: [[Washington down ballot state executive elections, 2012]]''
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==Duties==
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The Superintendent of Public instruction is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the state's K-12 public education system.
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Superintendent of Public Instruction in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $133,818,000.<ref> [http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Laws/House/1087-S.SL.pdf#page=118&zoom=74,0,781 ''Washington Office of Financial Management,'' "2011-13 Operating Budget,"  accessed April 4, 2013] </ref>
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==Compensation==
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::''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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In 2012, the Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$117,972]] according to the [[Council of State Governments]].
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[[Article III, Washington State Constitution#Section 22|Article III, Section 22]] of the state constitution initially set the annual salary of the superintendent at $2,000 but allowed for the state legislature to increase it. In 2010, the superintendent was paid an estimated $121,618, according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 7, 2011]</ref>
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==Contact information==
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''' Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction'''<BR>
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Old Capitol Building<BR>
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600 Washington St. S.E.<BR>
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Olympia, WA 98504-7200<BR>
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Phone: (360) 725-6000<BR>
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TTY: (360) 664-3631
  
 
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Revision as of 08:53, 4 April 2013

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2011-2013 FY Budget:  $133,818,000
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Washington Constitution, Article 3, Section 2
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Randy Dorn.jpg
Name:  Randy Dorn
Assumed office:  2009
Compensation:  $117,972
Elections
Next election:  November 8, 2016
Last election:  November 6, 2012
Other Washington Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of Education• • Agriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commissioner
The Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction is an elected state executive position in the Washington state government.

The office of Superintendent of Public instruction is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 public education in the state.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Randy Dorn.

Authority

Article 3 of the state constitution establishes the state's executive offices.

Article III, Section 2:

Executive Department. The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and a commissioner of public lands, who shall be severally chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the same time and place of voting as for the members of the legislature.

Qualifications

Article 3, Section 25 of the state constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:

Qualifications, Compensation, Offices Which May Be Abolished. No person, except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this state, shall be eligible to hold any state office...
  • a citizen of the United States
  • a qualified elector in Washington

Elections

In Washington, the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and commissioner of public lands are elected every four years. Elections are held in November and winners assume office the following January, serving until their successors are elected and qualified.

Washington elects their state executives in presidential years (2012, 2016, and 2020).

2012

See also: Washington down ballot state executive elections, 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.


Duties

The Superintendent of Public instruction is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the state's K-12 public education system.

State budget

The budget for the Superintendent of Public Instruction in Fiscal Year 2011-2013 was $133,818,000.[1]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction was paid an estimated $117,972 according to the Council of State Governments.

Article III, Section 22 of the state constitution initially set the annual salary of the superintendent at $2,000 but allowed for the state legislature to increase it. In 2010, the superintendent was paid an estimated $121,618, according to the Council of State Governments.[2]

Contact information

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Old Capitol Building
600 Washington St. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Phone: (360) 725-6000
TTY: (360) 664-3631

See also

External links

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