Tony Thurmond, the effective and popular and now former California 15th District Assemblyman, came from behind to win the race for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction over Marshall Tuck.
A heartfelt congratulations to Tony, who’s work to represent those who have less in Oakland and the East Bay gained him a foundation of support that propelled him to a win in California.
The race between Thurmond and Tuck was billed as Northern California vs. Southern California, but it was more a tussle of private versus public education ideologies – charter schools versus public schools.The public sector won with Tony Thurmond.
And with that, came a number of tweets of joy, many from Oaklanders like former Oakland Mayor Jean Quan…
The #CA #SuperintendentofSchools race got less media but was called 4 #Assemby Rep #TonyThurmond #AB15 #Oakland #Richmond 1.6% /155,545 #votes ahead. The race = one most #expensive #nastiest on #CA #ballot. #DemocraticParty candidate faced big $ #attackads fr #charterschool #PACs pic.twitter.com/klDasR72Tb
— Jean Quan (@jeanquan) November 19, 2018
Congratulations Tony. Your election brings hope and the possibility of progressive change for children and youth throughout Calif. Call on us to support you!
— Sheila Jordan (@sheilaalameda) November 18, 2018
Congrats to @TonyThurmond CA’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction! Never underestimate the power of public school educators to do what’s right – even when faced with lots of $ from billionaires and corporate interests trying to elect his opponent. #TeamTony #WeAreCTA
— Eric Heins (@EricHeins) November 17, 2018
Thurmond Wins Historic Race for CA Superintendent of Public Instruction – LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — Assemblymember Tony Thurmond is the projected winner of the California State S … | https://t.co/NDvFIizwOb | @TonyThurmond @thelasentinel @NNPA_Blackpress #BlackPressMatters pic.twitter.com/HzwVsm9hAU
— Black Press USA (@BlackPressUSA) November 19, 2018
— Daniel K. Harris-Lucas (@RoseDan0480) November 19, 2018
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