Tony Thurmond Wins CA State Superintendent Race, Oakland Rejoices Via Social Media

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.

Tony Thurmond
Tony Thurmond
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…

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