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State schools superintendent will not run in 2021

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MADISON (WKOW) -- State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced her decision Monday not to run in the 2021 election for state superintendent of public instruction.

The announcement came via a press release from the state Department of Public Instruction.

“I am honored to have been appointed by Governor Evers to lead the Department of Public Instruction and will always be grateful to the governor for the trust he placed in naming me as his successor,” Stanford Taylor said. “I promised Governor Evers I would commit to completing the 2 1/2 years left in his term as state superintendent and to continue the work we had started together at the DPI, and I will maintain that commitment while I serve this office.”

Stanford Taylor said she made the announcement now so others interested in the office have time to organize their campaigns.

Gov. Tony Evers appointed Stanford Taylor to the office in January 2019, and her term ends July 2021.

JT Cestkowski

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