State schools superintendent seeks second term
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state schools superintendent Tony Evers told The Associated Press that he will run for a second term. The 60-year-old Evers broke the news to AP on Friday.
Evers was first elected to the nonpartisan position as superintendent of public instruction in April 2009. He is up for re-election April 2.
No one has stepped forward publicly yet to challenge Evers. Candidates can take out paperwork to run starting in December, with nomination papers due Jan. 2.
Evers has found himself at the forefront of major issues during his term. Last year he opposed Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal taking nearly all collective bargaining rights away from teachers, but he has worked with Walker on other issues.