Tony Thurmond Earns the California Democratic Party Endorsement for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Landslide

Press Release


SAN DIEGO – February 25, 2018– State Assemblymember Tony Thurmond yesterday earned the California Democratic Party endorsement for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, after receiving 89% of the vote. He was the highest vote-getter in a contested race.

“I am honored to receive the California Democratic Party endorsement from the dedicated and committed delegates of our great state.” Thurmond said. “Public education allowed me to overcome humble beginnings, and I am committed to making sure that every child in our state has the same opportunities that were given to me.”

During his speech on Saturday afternoon, Thurmond highlighted the importance of strengthening our public-school system, by providing more teacher housing, supporting mental health services in schools, investing in STEM programs, and providing millions in funding to keep children out of the criminal justice system and in schools.

“I have spent my career fighting for California’s children. I know how to get things done and how to deliver real results to our students.” said Thurmond.