State Superintendent Tony Evers — first elected in 2009 — will face former Beloit School District Superintendent Lowell Holtz and John Humphries, a Dodgeville School District administrator, in a February primary.
What’s interesting is who is missing. Germantown Superintendent Jeffrey Holmes announced that he was running for this seat months ago. It looks like he didn’t file. What happened? He did just shepherd through a massive school referendum in his district. Perhaps he thought he couldn’t win with conservatives with that on his record? Or does he now want to have the fun of spending all of that money? Or perhaps some family issues came up? Curious. Perhaps some intrepid reporter will look into it for us.
Could be he failed to get the 2000 signatures required to get on a statewide ballot office. Would not be first time that has happened.
Madison.com has a story about how another gentleman, Rick Melcher of Racine, didn’t get enough signatures and will instead be running as a write-in candidate for State Superintendent but nothing about Holmes.