A couple of ways to learn more about who is running for State Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Forum at Western Washington University (yay Western!), May 25, 2016
The forum, free and open to the public, was hosted by Western Washington
University’s Woodring College of Education, Bellingham Public Schools,
and the League of Women Voters of Washington (Education Fund).
There appears to be another candidate to the race,
Ron Higgins, a teacher and retired engineer from West Richland. His campaign webpage makes for interesting reading.
Mr. Higgins, a former Marine, has been a math teacher in both California and Washington state in both traditional and charter schools. He is against Common Core. He says that teachers should not have to join the union if they don't to. As well he believes schools should "treat boys as boys and girls as girls" and "prevent our students from being bullied by well-financed special-interest pressure groups that promote and affirm unhealthy lifestyles." And, "ensure that schools teach students the whole truth."
I'm thinking those statements may be code for something but I'll send Mr. Higgins my questionnaire and find out.