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Kerr, Underly Advance In State Superintendent Race

Candidates To Face Off In April Election

Jill Underly, Deborah Kerr
Jill Underly, pictured left, and Deborah Kerr, right, are vying to become Wisconsin’s next state superintendent. Photos courtesy of candidates’ campaigns.

A candidate with broad support from conservatives who says she is a Democrat and another endorsed by the state teachers union advanced in Tuesday’s primary and will square off in April in the race to become Wisconsin’s top education official.

Deborah Kerr, the former superintendent in Brown Deer who was the only candidate with widespread conservative support, and Jill Underly, the Pecatonica Area School District superintendent who won the teachers’ endorsement, were the top two-vote getters in a crowded field of seven candidates.

They will face each other in the April 6 election in the officially nonpartisan race to be superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction.

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