Wisconsin primary determines race for state superintendent

Elise Fjelstad, Copy Editor

The state of Wisconsin held its spring primary on Feb. 16. The only statewide race is for the nonpartisan election for the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The role of the Superintendent of Public Instruction is to oversee all of the state’s public schools and education funding. There are seven candidates running to replace current state superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor. The top issues for the candidates on the ballot are school choice, closing the achievement gap and addressing how COVID-19 has impacted K-12 learning.

The general election will take place in the spring on April 6. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is April 1, at 5 p.m.

For more information regarding the candidates’ experiences, backgrounds and platforms, visit https://ballotpedia.org/Wisconsin_state_executive_official_elections,_2021.