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Bob Hughes (Kirkland) Reelected to the Washington State Board of Education

Release Date: 

December 13, 2012

OLYMPIA, Wash. –Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn has certified that Bob Hughes of Kirkland, Washington, has won the election for a position on the State Board of Education.

Mr. Hughes won the election with 79 percent of the votes cast by Washington State local school board members. His new, four-year term will commence January 2013.

A member of the State Board since 2009, Mr. Hughes brings extensive experience to this position. He has served 29 years with the Lake Washington School Board, six years on the Governor’s Council on Advanced Technology in Schools, nine years with the Washington Roundtable’s Working Committee on Education Reform, and six years as a member of the Washington State School Directors Association Board of Directors.

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction administered the election process, pursuant to RCW 28A.305.021.


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About the State Board of Education: The State Board of Education provides advocacy and strategic oversight of public education. The board is comprised of 16 members: five are elected by school board directors, seven are appointed by the Governor, two serve as student representatives, and one serves as a private school representative. The Superintendent of Public Instruction is also a member.

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