Voters back Evers as Wis. state schools chief

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Tony Evers has won a second four-year term as Wisconsin state superintendent.

Evers defeated Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore in Tuesday's election.

The race to head the state Department of Public Instruction is nonpartisan, but Democrats and unions supported Evers. Pridemore's backing came from fellow Republicans.

The candidates differed on nearly every major issue in the race.

Evers supports increasing public school funding, opposes Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand private school vouchers and advocates allowing school spending to increase.

Pridemore supports expanding the school voucher program and doesn't believe public schools should be allowed to spend any more than they are now. He also called for allowing armed volunteers in schools as a safety measure, which Evers opposed.


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