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Schools Superintendent Randy Dorn won’t run for re-election

by caprecord

Randy DornSuperintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn announced Thursday he will not seek re-election next year.

Dorn said he’s made no secret of his “extreme frustration” with the state Legislature, governor and state Supreme Court to come up with a plan that reforms school levies and fully funds K-12 education.

“This decision doesn’t mean, though, that I am giving up the fight for our students and for a fully funded school system that is consistent with the paramount duty of our state constitution,” he said.

Dorn says he is keeping his options open and will be watching state officials closely.

Two candidates have previously declared their intent to run for the superintendent position: Tacoma Public Schools administrator Erin Jones and Rep. Chris Reykdal, D-Tumwater.