CORRECTION 9/10/2010: Mt. Diablo Unified School District Superintendent Steve Lawrence was incorrectly listed in the news release among the names of those that endorse Aceves, per Contra Costa Superintendent of Schools Joe Ovick.
Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Joe Ovick and more than a dozen other area school superintendents have endorsed Larry Aceves for state Superintendent of Public Instruction over local candidate and state Assemblyman Tom Torlakson.
The list includes top executives at the Mt. Diablo, Acalanes, San Ramon Valley and Walnut Creek school districts.
The local superintendents said they wanted an experienced superintendent at the post. Aceves is a retired school superintendent while Torlakson was a high school before he began a long career as a county and state lawmaker. He has also worked as a community college teacher during his legislative term.
Read full release below:
Superintendents Join More Than 500 Frontline Education Leaders Supporting Aceves
Sacramento – Fourteen Thirteen public school superintendents from Contra Costa County have joined with more than 500 education leaders throughout California in supporting Larry Aceves in his bid for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
“Education leaders agree—it is time that we had an experienced superintendent running our schools,” said Larry Aceves. “I’m honored that so many local leaders are supporting my campaign.”
The following superintendents from Contra Costa County have endorsed Aceves:
John Stockton, Acalanes Union High School District
Merrill Grant, Brentwood Union School District
Ken Jacopetti, Byron Union School District
Mike McLaughlin, John Swett Unified School District
Fred Brill, Lafayette School District
Jerry Glenn, Liberty Union High School District
Rami Muth, Martinez Unified School District
Bruce Burns, Moraga School District
Steven Lawrence, Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Rick Rogers, Oakley Elementary Union School District
Joe Jaconette, Orinda Union School District
Steve Enoch, San Ramon Unified School District
Patty Wool, Walnut Creek School District
Joe Ovick, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools