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Erin Jones

A candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Washington in the 2016 Washington General Election, Nov. 8

Party: No party

City: Tacoma, WA

Age: 45

Education: Grew up in the Netherlands. Earned bachelor’s degree in comparative literature at Bryn Mawr College. Earned teaching certificate at Pacific Lutheran University.

Work experience: Teaching coach and program administrator for the Tacoma School District. Former literacy coach at Rogers High School in Spokane where she won a national Milken Educator Award in 2007.

Political experience: This is Jones’ first run for elected office.

Family: Married. Has three children.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Chris Reykdal (N) 1,195,329 50.69%
Erin Jones (N) 1,163,000 49.31%

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