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We did it! Thank you to the people of California for electing me to be the next State Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Earlier today Marshall Tuck graciously called me to offer congratulations, best wishes, and his offer to help in our work for students going forward. I give my best wishes to him and his family.


Thank you to all of you who contributed your time, dollars, and passion to make this historic victory possible.  I have so many people to thank and acknowledge in the coming days, and I can’t wait to celebrate this hard-fought victory with all of you.  I can’t wait for us to get to work for the kids of California.


I intend to be a champion of public schools and a Superintendent for all California students. I ran for Superintendent of Public Instruction to deliver to all Californians the promise that public education delivered to me – that all students, no matter their background and no matter their challenges, can succeed with a great public education.


As Superintendent of Public Instruction, I’ll fight for the values I’ve spent my career fighting for, and the values upon which we built this campaign together. That we should educate, not incarcerate our children. That we support educators. That we must fully fund and care for our public education system, for every child. These are the values that will create a better life for all through the power of public education in the great state of California.


Time to get to work. Thank you for trusting in me to serve California’s 6 million students.


With gratitude,


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Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018
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Richmond CA 94802 United States