2018 California Superintendent of Public Instruction election

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California Superintendent of Public Instruction election, 2018

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  Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (cropped).jpg Marshall Tuck (cropped).jpg
Nominee Tony Thurmond Marshall Tuck
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 5,385,912 5,198,738
Percentage 50.9% 49.1%

SPI before election

Tom Torlakson
Nonpartisan

Elected SPI

Tony Thurmond
Nonpartisan

The 2018 California Superintendent of Public Instruction primary election was held on June 5, 2018, to elect the Superintendent of Public Instruction of California. Unlike most other elections in California, the superintendent is not elected under the state's "top-two primary". Instead, the officially nonpartisan position is elected via a nonpartisan primary election, with a runoff held on November 6, 2018, because no candidate received a majority of the vote.

Incumbent Superintendent Tom Torlakson is term-limited and cannot seek re-election to a third term. As no candidate received a majority in the nonpartisan primary, a runoff was held between two Democrats: Marshall Tuck and Tony Thurmond. Thurmond narrowly defeated Tuck.

Primary election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

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Endorsements[edit]

Tony Thurmond
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Marshall Tuck
Federal-level Appointed Officials
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  • Association of California School Administrators[16]
  • California Peace Officers' Association[11]
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Results[edit]

Results by county:
Nonpartisan primary results[20]
Candidate Votes %
Marshall Tuck 2,223,784 37.0
Tony Thurmond 2,136,919 35.6
Lily Ploski 984,932 16.4
Steven Ireland 658,786 11.0
Douglas I. Vigil (write-in) 83 0.0
Thomas L. Williams (write-in) 66 0.0
Total votes 6,004,570 100.0

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

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Tony Thurmond
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Marshall Tuck
Federal-level Appointed Officials
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Organizations
  • Association of California School Administrators[29]
  • California Peace Officers' Association[11]
Newspapers
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Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Tony
Thurmond
Marshall
Tuck
Undecided
UC Berkeley October 19–26, 2018 1,339 ± 4.0% 36% 48% 16%
Thomas Partners Strategies October 18–20, 2018 1,068 ± 3.5% 35% 37% 28%
Thomas Partners Strategies October 5–7, 2018 1,068 ± 3.5% 28% 30% 41%
Thomas Partners Strategies September 28–30, 2018 1,068 ± 3.5% 17% 29% 54%

Results[edit]

California Superintendent of Public Instruction election, 2018[33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nonpartisan Tony Thurmond 5,385,912 50.88% N/A
Nonpartisan Marshall Tuck 5,198,738 49.12% +1.26%
Total votes 10,584,650 100.0% N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Lily E. Ploski Announces Bid for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction 2018". 2017-12-26. Retrieved 2018-04-17.
  3. ^ a b c Koseff, Alexei (April 3, 2017). "Tony Thurmond enters schools chief race pledging to fight Trump on education funding". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  4. ^ Koseff, Alexei (March 13, 2017). "Marshall Tuck running again for California schools chief: 'We've settled for mediocrity'". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  5. ^ a b [2]
  6. ^ Holloway, Marguerite (March 27, 2017). "Two NASA Engineers Try Out Politics". The New Yorker. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb fc fd fe ff fg fh fi fj fk fl fm fn fo fp fq fr fs ft fu fv fw fx fy fz ga gb gc gd ge gf gg gh gi gj gk gl gm gn go gp gq gr "Endorsements". TONY THURMOND FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.cadem.org/vote/body/CDP-2018-Endorsements-Official-18-04-08.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.latimes.com/opinion/endorsements/la-ed-endorsement-superintendent-public-instruction-20180423-story.html
  10. ^ http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article209944079.html
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an https://marshalltuck.com/supporters/
  12. ^ https://marshalltuck.com/george-miller-endorsement/
  13. ^ https://marshalltuck.com/weber-endorsement/
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h https://marshalltuck.com/legislators-endorse/
  15. ^ http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1395234&session=2017&view=received
  16. ^ https://marshalltuck.com/acsa-endorsement/
  17. ^ https://marshalltuck.com/sf-chronicle-endorses-tuck/
  18. ^ http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/editorials/sd-marshall-tuck-for-school-superintendent-20180523-story.html
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1395234&session=2017&view=late1
  20. ^ "Complete Statement of Votes" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  21. ^ Koseff, Alexei (April 3, 2017). "Tony Thurmond enters schools chief race pledging to fight Trump on education funding". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  22. ^ Koseff, Alexei (March 13, 2017). "Marshall Tuck running again for California schools chief: 'We've settled for mediocrity'". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  23. ^ https://www.cadem.org/vote/body/CDP-2018-Endorsements-Official-18-04-08.pdf
  24. ^ http://www.latimes.com/opinion/endorsements/la-ed-endorsement-superintendent-public-instruction-20180423-story.html
  25. ^ http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article209944079.html
  26. ^ https://marshalltuck.com/george-miller-endorsement/
  27. ^ https://marshalltuck.com/weber-endorsement/
  28. ^ http://cal-access.sos.ca.gov/Campaign/Committees/Detail.aspx?id=1395234&session=2017&view=received
  29. ^ https://marshalltuck.com/acsa-endorsement/
  30. ^ https://marshalltuck.com/sf-chronicle-endorses-tuck/
  31. ^ http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/editorials/sd-marshall-tuck-for-school-superintendent-20180523-story.html
  32. ^ JohnHCox. "People have asked my recommendations on a lot of races & ballot measures - two easy ones are @StevePoizner for IC and @MarshallTuck for #SPI - they will both be great for CA! #Midterms #California". Twitter.
  33. ^ "Superintendent of Public Instruction - Statewide Results". California Secretary of State. Retrieved November 30, 2018.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites