Tony Thurmond Running For State Superintendent

The latest candidate in the race to replace Tom Torlakson as Superintendent of Public Instruction is Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond.

His goal he says is to fight President Trump and Betsy DeVos’ efforts to defund public education.

“Improving education is my top priority,” said Thurmond. “That’s why I passed legislation to provide millions of dollars to school districts to keep kids in school and out of the criminal justice system.  And that’s why I’m working to reduce our statewide teacher shortage by advocating for teacher housing and other incentives that will allow us to attract and retain great teachers.

Thurmond currently sits on the Assembly Committee on Education and served on the school board for West Contra Costa Unified from 2008 to 2012.

Last month month charter favorite Marshall Tuck announced he's running for State Superintendent.