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Superintendent to Public Instruction Candidates

Action News Now is breaking down the candidates in major races in the 2018 Midterm Elections.

Posted: Nov 2, 2018 6:16 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 1:08 PM

DECISION: 

Marshall Tuck - 2,622,235 votes, 51 percent 
Tony Thurmond - 2,494,055 votes, 49 percent 

**REMINDER: These are the unofficial results from the midterm elections. All official results must be certified by the Secretary of State.

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One of the major races on the ballot on Nov. 6 is for Superintendent to Public Instruction. 

Responsibilities: 

  • As the state’s chief of public schools, provides education policy direction to local school districts, and works with the educational community to improve academic performance.

  • Heads the Department of Education and carries out policies set by the State Board of Education.

  • Serves as an ex-officio member of governing boards of the state’s higher education system.

Candidates: 

Tony K. Thurmond

E-mail: tony@tonythurmond.com
www.TonyThurmond.com
facebook.com/Tony.Thurmond

"I am running for State Superintendent of Public Instruction because I believe high-quality public schools are the key to California’s future. Education saved my life, enabling me to overcome humble beginnings. I was raised by a single mother who emigrated from Panama to become a teacher. She lost her battle to cancer when I was just 6 years old—so I grew up thinking college was out of reach. But with the help of supportive teachers and a strong public education, I became student body president at my university, and went on to earn two master’s degrees..." 

To read Thurmond's full candidate statement, CLICK HERE

Marshall Tuck

E-mail: marshalltuck@marshalltuck.com
www.MarshallTuck.com
www.facebook.com/TuckforCalifornia/

"As the son of a public school teacher, the product of public schools, and a public school parent, I believe strongly in the power of public schools. But California’s public schools need big changes to give all students the education they deserve. I’m running for State Superintendent because I’ve led public school systems that delivered real results for kids. Working with teachers and parents, we put more funding into classrooms, reduced bureaucracy, and prepared more students for college and careers. I helped create 10 new public high schools in low-income neighborhoods—and 8 of them were ranked among the top high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report..."

To read Tuck's full candidate statement, CLICK HERE

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 125738

Reported Deaths: 4529
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles610682569
Riverside8777355
San Diego7940288
Orange7064174
San Bernardino5930217
Alameda3725101
Santa Clara2892144
San Francisco269843
Imperial256833
Kern253445
San Mateo229988
Tulare211692
Fresno201440
Santa Barbara173714
Contra Costa157738
Sacramento151959
Kings14526
Ventura121635
San Joaquin105036
Stanislaus81631
Monterey64010
Sonoma6104
Solano56522
Marin53017
Merced3207
San Luis Obispo2911
Placer2659
Santa Cruz2212
Yolo21624
Madera1413
Napa1293
Humboldt1044
San Benito1022
El Dorado1020
Butte651
Sutter512
Nevada491
Del Norte470
Shasta424
Mono371
Mendocino330
Yuba311
Lake300
Inyo201
Calaveras190
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Amador100
Siskiyou90
Tehama71
Colusa70
Lassen60
Tuolumne50
Plumas40
Alpine20
Trinity20
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