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Superintendent of Public Instruction

Election 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%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

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Candidates for state superintendent of education have similar goals, different approaches

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.

Lawmaker, former Rogers teacher compete for Washington state superintendent post

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.

Editorial: Jones for state superintendent

We interviewed three candidates who are all impressive, but we believe Erin Jones has the background and vision to address significant challenges

Crowded field for Washington schools chief race

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.

WaLeg Day 40: Is charter school bill an innovative fix or money laundering?

A proposal to find a new way to send state money to public charter schools approved recently by the Senate was described by some as a way to save innovative education and by others as an unconstitutional money-laundering plan.

Lawmakers want impeachment vote on Troy Kelley ASAP in 2016

Lawmakers file resolution to impeach absent State Auditor Troy Kelley.

Impeachment resolution filed against Kelley

Lawmakers file resolution to impeach absent State Auditor Troy Kelley.