Tom Horne takes lead over Kathy Hoffman in Arizona schools chief race

Former superintendent and anti-bilingual training crusader Tom Horne has taken the lead over incumbent Democrat Kathy Hoffman in the race for Arizona superintendent of public instruction.

Horne is forward by a slight margin, however mentioned Wednesday morning he was able to declare victory and anticipated the subsequent wave of ballots to be in his favor.

The Republic has the race listed as too near name as Maricopa and different counties proceed to depend ballots. The Associated Press, which calls winners in statewide races in Arizona, has not known as this race.

Full election outcomes is probably not out there for a number of days. Early outcomes can flip as later votes are counted. The preferences of early voters, in-person Election Day voters and those that drop off their ballots on the polls all may differ.

“I will not celebrate until I get the test scores up,” Horne mentioned. He additionally reiterated his plan to take away social emotional studying from Arizona schools, which he mentioned would enhance check scores. 

“No more fun and games during class time under social emotional learning,” he mentioned. 

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