Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction

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The Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction is a state executive position in the Washington state government.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Randy Dorn.


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


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).


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.


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.[1]

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

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