Hofmeister Wins Republican Primary; August Runoff For Dems

Education News: Vote!

After a riveting primary election for State Superintendent of Pubic Instruction, Barresi has been soundly beaten in the Republican race. Joy Hofmeister started with a a majority and just kept racking up the votes.

The Democratic race wasn't as decisive, with John Cox ahead by a small margin and Freda Deskin right behind.

If you're a registered Democrat, you'll have an opportunity to choose the best candidate in the Democratic runoff on the 4th Tuesday in August.

The Democrat who wins the runoff will face Joy Hofmeister in the general election in November.

Democratic Runoff State Superintendent of Public Instruction

John Cox41.0
Freda Deskin38.2
Because just one candidate did not receive a majority of the vote, the top two candidates will face each other in a runoff primary election on the 4th Tuesday of August. You may vote in this election if you are a registered Democrat.

Update: We even made it onto Diane Ravitch's blog! Read — Breaking News: Oklahoma Superintendent Loses Republican Primary

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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