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Ronald Higgins

A candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Washington in the 2016 Washington Primary, Aug. 2

Age: 74

City: Richland, Washington

Education: Graduated from San Carlos High School in California in 1965. Earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from California Polytechnic State University in 1969. Earned a master’s degree in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida in 1970. Earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Washington in 1980.

Political Experience: Ran for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012 and 2016.

Work Experience: Served in U.S. Marine Corps. Engineer at U.S. Department of Energy from 1991 to 2009. Substitute teacher in Washington since 2009. Substitute teacher in California from January to May 2015.

Family: Married to Deborah Higgins. Has two children.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Erin Jones 182,896 23.35%
Chris Reykdal 164,586 21.01%
Ronald Higgins 134,389 17.16%
Robin Fleming 113,369 14.47%
David Spring 69,221 8.84%
John Patterson Blair 49,252 6.29%
KumRoon (Mr. Mak) Maksirisombat 30,071 3.84%
Al Runte 23,512 3%
Grazyna Prouty 15,984 2.04%

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