|John Patterson Blair||49,252||6.29%|
|KumRoon (Mr. Mak) Maksirisombat||30,071||3.84%|
The two candidates for the state superintendent of public instruction, State Rep. Chris Reykdal and Erin Jones, expressed similar goals, but different methods, in a debate Tuesday.
Randy Dorn is stepping down after eight years as state superintendent of public instruction, and two Democrats are vying to replace him as head of Washington’s K-12 public education system. The nonpartisan job pays $132,000 a year and oversees some $9 billion in education spending.
We interviewed three candidates who are all impressive, but we believe Erin Jones has the background and vision to address significant challenges
There’s a crowded field of candidates vying to be Washington’s next superintendent of public instruction, but the three top candidates all bring something new to the contest.