McCormick wins Indiana schools superintendent race over Ritz

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Jennifer McCormick defeated Democratic incumbent Glenda Ritz in the Indiana schools superintendent race.

Republican Jennifer McCormick and Democrat Glenda Ritz met on IPFW's campus Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, for an hour long debate.
Republican Jennifer McCormick and Democrat Glenda Ritz met on IPFW’s campus Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, for an hour long debate.

McCormick, the superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools, focused her campaign on the need to improve communication between the Education Department and local schools. She was selected by state Republicans in June over Fort Wayne educator Dawn Wooten.

McCormick led Ritz most of the night Tuesday. The state’s sitting schools chief, Ritz ran a re-election campaign built on the adoption of an all-incomes pre-kindergarten program. She had been the only Democrat elected to statewide office in Indiana.

 

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