Thurmond Announces Endorsements from Superintendents of Schools in 21 Counties for State Superintendent

Press Release

 

California – MAY 14, 2018 – Today Tony Thurmond announced endorsements from 21 Superintendents of Schools from counties across California, more than any other candidate in the State Superintendent of Public Instruction race.

“Assemblymember Thurmond has a unique understanding of the needs of students served by county offices of education.” said L. Karen Monroe, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools. “Tony has taught students in alternative high schools and has worked to connect those students to critically needed student support services. As our next State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony will bring a lifelong commitment to helping our state’s most at-risk students.”

Superintendents of Schools endorsing Thurmond include:

Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe, Alameda County 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patrick Traynor, Alpine County 
Superintendent of Schools Tim Taylor, Butte County 
Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata, Contra Costa County 
Superintendent of Schools Tracey Quarne, Glenn County 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Todd Finnell, Imperial County 
Superintendent of Schools Brock Falkenberg, Lake County 
Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke, Marin County 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve M. Tietjen, Merced County 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stacey Adler, Mono County 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Nemko, Napa County 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County 
Superintendent of Schools Krystal Lomanto, San Benito County 
Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre, San Bernardino County 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Brescia, San Luis Obispo County 
Superintendent of Schools Michael Watkins, Santa Cruz County 
Superintendent of Schools Lisette Estrella-Henderson, Solano County 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Herrington, Sonoma County 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Baljinder Dhillon, Sutter County 
Superintendent of Schools Marguerite Bulkin, Tuolumne County 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jesse Ortiz, Yolo County

Thurmond is also endorsed by dozens of school board members and education organizations including the California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, California School Employees Association, California Faculty Association, and the California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE-PAC). Thurmond's endorsements can be viewed at tonythurmond.com/endorsements.

 

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