Wednesday, February 16

Burmaster and Underheim Win: Lots of Work Ahead

The results are in::

"Incumbent Elizabeth Burmaster and state Rep. Gregg Underheim will square off in April's general election for superintendent of Public Instruction, setting up a debate over how much Wisconsin spends on schools.

Burmaster and Underheim finished in the top two spots in Tuesday's primary, allowing them to advance to the April 5 election. The winner of that race will run the Department of Public Instruction for a four-year term.

With 3,363 of 3,397 precincts reporting, Burmaster led the four-way primary with 144,789 votes, or 61 percent. Underheim was a distant second with 60,711 votes, or 26 percent.

Black Earth high school teacher Todd Stelzel had 20,720 votes, or 9 percent, while University of Wisconsin-Whitewater professor Paul Yvarra had 11,749 votes, or 5 percent."

Even if you combine the votes of all three of the contestants against Burmaster she still would have won. I don't think people really know the options that are out there for education tho. If they did they support would come in much differently I'm sure. It's time to get to work.