Evers to Face Holtz for State Superintendent

Incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers will face Lowell Holtz, former superintendent of the Beloit School District, in the April election. The pair emerged as winners in the Feb. 21 state primary, with Evers taking 251,477 votes, or 69.7 percent of the total, and Holtz getting 82,519 votes, or 22.9 percent of the total. John Humphries, former administrator of the Dodgeville district, was eliminated from the race with 26,563 votes, amounting to 7.4 percent of the total. Write-in candidate Rick Melcher received no votes. Out of 4.4 million eligible voters, only 359,000 cast votes in the superintendent primary.

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