Superintendent of Public Instruction

Nov 22, 2022

2 tight races require statewide recounts

Arizona will recount two statewide races this year, the attorney general and superintendent of public instruction contests, as well as an East Valley state legislative race. It will be the first time Arizona has recounted a statewide contest since 2010. 

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Nov 17, 2022

SPI race headed for recount

The Superintendent of Public Instruction race is set to come down to a recount as Democratic incumbent Kathy Hoffman and conservative Tom Horne continually swapped slight leads and small margins with each ballot drop.   

Nov 8, 2022

Horne takes lead in SPI race

Tom Horne took a slight lead over incumbent Kathy Hoffman overnight. sitting at 50.2% and Hoffman at 49.8%.  

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Sep 15, 2022

Horne, Hoffman debate LGBTQ+ website

The Republican candidate for the state's top educational official is lashing out at incumbent Kathy Hoffman for her agency's decision to promote a web site for LGBTQ+ and "questioning teens.''

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Aug 29, 2022

At Democrats’ rally, candidates focus on Republican opponents

Arizona Democratic statewide candidates from up and down the ticket offered a preview of their campaign strategy for this year’s general election during a "unity rally" on Aug. 27 in west Phoenix.

Oct 8, 2021

Udall takes step in run for schools chief

Rep. Michelle Udall has become the latest House member to seek higher office. 

Aug 6, 2021

Primaries 1-year away, races taking shape

Legislative and congressional districts could change dramatically after redistricting, and some newcomers and incumbents alike are waiting to see what the new districts look like before they decide whether to jump into a race.

Apr 20, 2021

Ducey vetoes sex ed bill, issues executive order instead

Calling it “overly broad and vague,” Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday vetoed a sweeping sex education bill that opponents feared would have prohibited any acknowledgment of LGBTQ people in the classroom.

Apr 20, 2021

School leaders decry Ducey dropping mask mandate

Students and teachers at Arizona schools are no longer going to be required by the state to wear masks.

Mar 4, 2021

Ducey skips CPAC, Trump, focuses on AZ

As Republicans across the state and country face a party identity crisis about moving on from former President Donald Trump or to keep embracing him and his ideals, Gov. Doug Ducey has seemingly separated himself from the drama.

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Feb 2, 2021

Hoffman asks lawmakers to fully fund distance learning

Arizona's top education official told lawmakers Tuesday they need to ensure that schools get as much money for online courses as the law now provides them for kids in seats.

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Jan 3, 2021

Hoffman calls for 2-weeks of remote learning

The state's top school official wants Gov. Doug Ducey to keep schools closed to in-person learning for two weeks following the explosion of COVID-19 cases in the state.