The race for state superintendent of public instruction remains undecided, with about 35,000 votes separating Washington state Rep. Chris Reykdal and Erin Jones, a former teacher and school administrator.
The race for the next state superintendent of public instruction remains undecided, with about 35,000 votes separating state Rep. Chris Reykdal and Erin Jones, a former teacher and school administrator.
Reykdal still holds the lead, with 51 percent of the vote, while Jones has 49 percent.
Jones’ supporters touted her as a candidate for change, saying they have been impressed by her years in the classroom, her time in administrative posts at the state superintendent’s office and her ability to navigate different worlds. She has lived in some of the toughest parts of Tacoma, yet went to high school at the American School of The Hague in the Netherlands.
Reykdal’s supporters focused on his experience in Olympia, while also pointing out that he has worked as a teacher, too, and grew up in a low-income family in Snohomish.
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