Chiefs’ Elections

October 09, 2002 1 min read
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On Nov. 5, voters in seven states will go to the polls to elect state schools chiefs.

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Arizona | California | Georgia | Idaho | Oklahoma | South Carolina | Wyoming


Jay Blanchard (Democrat)
State senator, education professor

Tom Horne (Republican)
Former state legislator, local school board member, businessman

John Zajac (Libertarian)
Television and radio commercial director/producer

California (nonpartisan)

Jack O’Connell
State senator, former teacher

Kathy Smith
Local school board president


Barbara Christmas (Democrat)
Executive vice president, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, former teacher and administrator

Kathy Cox (Republican)
State legislator, teacher

Regina Etheridge (Green)
Sporting-goods-store owner, former teacher

Lynn Krogseng (Libertarian)
Party volunteer coordinator


Marilyn Howard (Democrat)
State superintendent

Tom Luna (Republican)
Businessman, local school board member


Sandy Garrett (Democrat)
State superintendent, former secretary of education

Lloyd Roettger (Republican)
Business executive, former teacher and administrator

South Carolina

Dan Hiltgen (Republican)
Physics professor

Inez Tenenbaum (Democrat)
State superintendent

Al Hafer (Constitution)
State party executive director

Marva Manigault (Libertarian)


Trent Blankenship (Republican)
Local superintendent

Kathy Emmons (Democrat)
Executive director, Wyoming Children’s Action Alliance


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