Jones is the one for state superintendent

On your ballot you will find one of the most important races that you can possibly vote in. It isn't for Governor and it isn't for president.

On your ballot you will find one of the most important races that you can possibly vote in. It isn’t for governor and it isn’t for president.

It is to determine who is worthy of becoming the next state superintendent of public instruction. In my opinion, there is only one candidate with the resume, reputation and credibility to get the job done and her name is Erin Jones.

The next state superintendent will play an important and highly visible role in how our next generation is educated through our public school system.

The Supreme Court has ruled that the state is not meeting its obligation to fully fund education. It is critical that we elect someone who will be a watchdog for parents, families and tax payers across the state. This individual needs to stand up for students, stand up for our tax dollars but also someone who isn’t afraid to stand up to the state Legislature.

Erin Jones is a White House recognized “Champion for Change” who has the classroom experience to know what works and doesn’t work for teachers and students. She is an award-winning administrator who knows how to manage the bureaucracy that is a reality in our education system.

But more than, she is a fantastic human being. Fluent in four languages, a caring and passionate leader who truly has no interest in politics but genuinely wants to help kids.

Professional politicians have gotten us into the mess we are and they don’t have guts to get us out of it. I urge folks to realize it is time for a change and we can’t afford to gamble with our children.

It isn’t often the Spokesman Review, Tacoma News Tribune and the Seattle Times agree on a candidate but in this case they do. Erin Jones would make a fantastic superintendent of public instruction.

– Bailey Stober


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