Stitt’s education secretary latest to run for superintendent

The Associated Press - July 13, 2021 9:40 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s Education Secretary Ryan Walters is the latest to announce plans to run for state superintendent of public instruction.

Walters announced his candidacy in a Monday press release. He’s a former classroom teacher who serves as the executive director of the education reform group Every Kid Counts Oklahoma and taught history at McAlester High School for eight years. Walters was an Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalist in 2016.

Other Republicans seeking the office include Shawnee Superintendent April Grace and Peggs Superintendent John Cox.

Current Superintendent Joy Hofmeister is term-limited and can’t run again.


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