CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s top public education official is running for re-election after deciding not to run for governor this year.
Jillian Balow tells the Casper Star-Tribune she still has more work to do as Wyoming’s superintendent of public instruction, who oversees K-12 education.
Balow is a Republican who won decisively in 2014 after the turbulent tenure of her predecessor, Cindy Hill. The Wyoming Legislature and Gov. Matt Mead stripped Hill of much of her power after Hill clashed with lawmakers.
The Wyoming Supreme Court restored Hill’s powers but Hill lost when she ran against Mead in the 2014 Republican gubernatorial primary.
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Balow says her accomplishments include a state standardized test that takes minimal instructional time away from teachers and students.
Nobody else has announced they’re running for Wyoming state superintendent yet.
Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com