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PRESS RELEASE: Superintendent Of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal Secures Key Endorsements In Re-Election Campaign

Updated: 5 days ago

April 17th, 2024


Friends of Chris Reykdal

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Tumwater, WA 98512



For Immediate Release


Superintendent Of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal

Secures Key Endorsements In Re-Election Campaign


Tumwater - Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal has released his first round of major endorsements for his re-election.


“We have made incredible strides coming out of the pandemic in our public schools. From record high kindergarten readiness numbers, to improving assessment scores, to the highest graduation rate in our state’s history, even as students are taking more rigorous coursework. That said, there is much more work to do. I’m excited to see this incredible support this early in the campaign,” said Chris Reykdal.


Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland: "Superintendent Chris Reykdal's dedication to serving every student, regardless of background or zip code, is admirable. He is a pivotal leader who drives positive change for our students. I proudly support his re-election, and I am confident that he will continue to serve our children with integrity and innovation."


King County Executive Dow Constantine: "Our public schools are the foundations of our communities, and our students embody the hope, curiosity, and creativity that propels our democracy and our economy in Washington. I am proud to support Superintendent Reykdal as he continues to lead a robust and transformative learning recovery following the pandemic.”


Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Chair of the Progressive Congressional Caucus: “Superintendent Reykdal has been a champion and partner with me for working families, immigrant rights, the protection of our LGBTQI+ youth, and in ensuring that every student has impactful opportunities to succeed in our public schools. I strongly endorse his re-election, and I hope all Washingtonians will join Chris in his relentless support of public education.”


Congressman Derek Kilmer: "In all of my work, I have built coalitions and partnerships for the shared success of Washingtonians. This is the leadership that I have seen in Chris Reykdal, and I am honored to endorse his reelection as Superintendent. We all have a shared interest in outstanding public schools and the success of our children."


Chris Reykdal has also received key endorsements from the Governor and over two-hundred current and former House, Senate, and statewide elected officials, local elected officials, educators, non-profit leaders, and community members across the state. His complete endorsement list can be found at chrisreykdal.org. Some of the major organizational endorsements include:

  • International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District

  • Lodge 751

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 112

  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 5

  • Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest

  • Public School Employees/SEIU 1948

  • Washington Teamsters Legislative League

  • Snohomish County Indivisible

  • Indivisible Tacoma

  • Snohomish County Democrats

  • Pierce County Democrats

  • Thurston County Democrats

  • Grays Harbor County Democrats

  • Clark County Democrats

  • Legislative district endorsements from around the state




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