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DPI chief won't seek re-election in 2021

Posted at 12:20 p.m. on January 13, 2020

MADISON — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced her decision on Monday [January 13] not to run in the 2021 election for state superintendent of public instruction.

Governor Tony Evers appointed Stanford Taylor to the office in January 2019, to complete his own term, and her term ends July 2021.

“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 2½ 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 is making her decision public at this time so others interested in being the state’s chief education officer and leading the department will have sufficient time to organize their campaigns.

During the next few months, Stanford Taylor will be developing the department’s 2021-2023 budget request.


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