u 2012 Washington Primary

Randy Dorn

A candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Washington in the 2012 Washington Primary

Age: 61City: Eatonville, WA

On this race: Incumbent, 58, lives in Eatonville, is a former state representative, teacher and principal. He worked in first term to replace WASL and says he wants to continue reforms for higher standards and more accountability, fight for more education funding. Notable: Was chairman of House Education Committee during legislative service.

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Last updated: Aug. 10, 8 p.m. Election results

CandidateVotesPct
Randy Dorn 573,211 55.98%
Ronald Higgins 157,230 15.36%
James Bauckman 136,401 13.32%
Don Hansler 94,735 9.25%
John Patterson Blair 62,334 6.09%
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