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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

DPI primary election next Tuesday

Four candidates are in the running to be state Superintendent of the state Department of Public Instruction which means a primary election will take place next Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. In the City of Prescott voting will take place at the City Building/Prescott Public Library at 800 Borner St (Jayne Brand – Administrator (715) 262-5544); In Clifton Township the vote will be at Clifton Town Hall at W11705, CTH. FF (Judy Clement-Lee – Clerk (715) 426-6332). In the Town of Diamond Bluff voting will take place at Diamond Bluff Town Hall at W9870, 290th Ave., (Todd Mehrkens – Clerk (612) 987-1059. And in the Town of Oak Grove voting will take place at Oak Grove Town Hall at N4939, 1100th St. (Dan Reis – Clerk (715) 262-4005).

The top two vote-getters will advance to the spring election set for Tuesday, April 4.

The state superintendent is responsible for running Wisconsin’s public schools, administering state and federal aid, and offering guidance to teachers and administrators. The DPI also sets the state’s education budget which is then decided upon by the state legislature. 

The four candidates to head the DPI are the current Superintendent, Tony Evers; Lowell E. Holtz, a former Superintendent of the Beloit School District and John Humphries, a former administrator with the Dodgeville School District and Racine teacher Rick Melcher.

Read this rest of the story in this week's print edition of the Prescott Journal, on newsstands and in town this afternoon.

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