While I was not successful in my recent quest to become the next California Superintendent of Public Instruction, I am amazed by what our campaign accomplished through 2022 and the thousands of relationships I developed along the way.
I ran for Superintendent because I wanted to ensure that my children and the millions of kids in our public school system receive the high-quality education they deserve. I also wanted to make sure that parents were heard and listened to. And when parents are engaged and have choices to provide their children with the best educational outcomes and opportunities, everyone succeeds.
As I said after the election, we are building a movement that will take time to fully develop and I’m here, with you, for the long haul.
And I’ve kept my word fighting for parental notification policies, better math curriculum, more transparency in school finances, accountability for underperforming districts and safety in our classrooms. I’ve put tens of thousands of miles on my car and in the air meeting with people from Redding to San Diego, Copperopolis to San Luis Obispo, Sacramento to Bakersfield and Los Angeles and many places in between. I am dedicated to advocating for parents and their children!
With that, and considering the immense outpouring I’ve received from thousands of people who ask if I am going to run again, I have decided to open an exploratory campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction for the 2026 ballot. If I can raise enough money to effectively push back the special interests keeping our children from succeeding and have a pathway to victory, I will make the decision official at that time.
I intend to grow our coalition of parents and education advocates now that the obstacles and challenges are clearer and better understood. I know leaders will continue to rise up in the thousand school districts across the state and more effectively hold their local boards and public schools accountable. And in 2024, we will have thousands of school board seats open across the state. It’s time to win those back. I will be fighting for those who pledge to put our parents first.
With that, I hope you will continue with me as we strengthen the parent movement in 2023 and beyond.
I’m asking you to show your support by donating to my campaign. Any amount can help, $20, $50, $100 or more, up to $9,100. You can also set up a plan to donate weekly or monthly. Or, set a goal to raise a certain amount of money and find 10 friends who are willing to match you in that goal.
I would also ask that you consider endorsing my candidacy. Let people know that you support me in this fight.
ENDORSE ME BY CLICKING HERE.
I will have updates for you in the near future.
I am grateful for those who gave so much of their time and treasure to sustain a campaign in 2022 that was vastly outspent by entrenched interests. We have a chance to win in 2026!