Dr. Jill Underly
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34 State Legislators Endorse Jill Underly for State Superintendent


By - Mar 15th, 2021 10:47 am

HOLLANDALE, Wis. — Pecatonica Area School District Superintendent and candidate for Wisconsin State Superintendent Jill Underly announced today she has received the endorsement of 34 current and former state legislators. See the full list of endorsers below.

“Dr. Jill Underly is a steadfast champion of our public schools. Her platform is rooted in equity and her mission to provide every child in Wisconsin the high-quality public education they deserve regardless of their race, ability, gender, orientation, or socio-economic status,” said Sen. LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee). “I know that Jill is the right choice for this important job and I’m proud to endorse her.”

“I urge everyone to get out and vote for Jill Underly for State Superintendent of Public Instruction,” said Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Mason). “Jill’s lifelong dedication to public education as a teacher, administrator, UW advisor, and as Superintendent of Pecatonica, as well as her previous work with the Department of Public Instruction make her an ideal candidate for this position.”

“Dr. Jill Underly has dedicated her life to public education with over 20 years of experience in every facet of public education. Jill has the experience and perspective we need in our next State Superintendent.” said former Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center). “I know that Jill will do what’s best for our kids every single day she’s in office and she has my wholehearted endorsement in this race.”

“Dr. Jill Underly has years of experience that make her the best candidate to serve students in rural, urban and suburban communities across the state,” said Sen. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska). “I enthusiastically endorse her for DPI Secretary and I look forward to working with her to serve the students, educators and families of Wisconsin.”

“Today I am announcing my endorsement of Jill Underly for State Superintendent. Dr. Underly is the best candidate to serve our students, teachers, school personnel and administrators,” said Rep. Francesca Hong (D-Madison). “I am confident Dr. Underly will work to make school environments more accessible and equitable for our students.”

See all of Jill Underly’s endorsers here.

Full list of state legislators:

Sen. Melissa Agard
Sen. Janet Bewley
Sen. Tim Carpenter
Sen. Dave Hansen*
Sen. LaTonya Johnson
Sen. Chris Larson
Sen. Brad Pfaff
Sen. Kelda Roys
Sen. Jennifer Shilling*
Sen. Dale Schultz*
Sen. Jeff Smith
Sen. Kathleen Vinehout*
Rep. Jimmy Anderson
Rep. Jonathan Brostoff
Rep. Marisabel Cabrera
Rep. Dave Considine
Rep. Jodi Emerson
Rep. Evan Goyke
Rep. Dianne Hesselbein
Rep. Gordon Hintz
Rep. Francesca Hong
Rep. Tip McGuire
Rep. Greta Neubauer
Rep. Tod Ohnstad
Rep. Sondy Pope
Rep. Daniel Riemer
Rep. Sara Rodriguez
Rep. Katrina Shankland
Rep. Kristina Shelton
Rep. Christine Sinicki
Rep. Mark Spreitzer
Rep. Lisa Subeck
Rep. Robyn Vining
Rep. Don Vruwink

*indicates former or retired

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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