Dr. Deborah Kerr
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Dr. Deborah Kerr Has Largest Fundraising Haul of Any Candidate in Recent Public Filing

State Superintendent candidate has built a strong coalition across the state

By - Feb 9th, 2021 10:11 am

CALEDONIA – Dr. Deborah Kerr, candidate for Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction, today issued the following statement regarding her strong fundraising numbers in the most recent public filing:

“Democrats, Republicans, and Independents from across our state are with us, and that’s because they believe in our message: there’s no room for politics in education.

“When I first announced my candidacy, I made it clear that I would bring everyone to the table to have discussions about how to move our state forward. And it’s the same way I will be as State Superintendent.

“Our coalition stretches far and wide. From Kenosha to Eau Claire, Janesville to Green Bay, and everywhere in between, we’re transcending traditional party lines and building a base of Wisconsinites who are ready for real action to achieve true equity. That’s why I’m honored to say that, of the seven candidates running in this election, our campaign raised the most money for the filing period of January 1 through February 1 – $28,229.

“It’s no secret that working with both parties is nontraditional, but it’s the only way we can truly create the world-class education system that Wisconsin deserves. For too long we’ve put party and ideology above what’s best. But our campaign is bringing people together on this single issue so we can focus on the coming years ahead.

“The people who are funding our campaign are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. There has been no greater honor than to be able to bring people together and work toward a higher goal rather than partisan politics. With your support, we can do what’s best for our kids because there’s no room for politics in education.”

Dr. Deborah Kerr has 40 years of experience in education, having spent 21 years as superintendent of rural and suburban districts. She proudly served for 13 years as Superintendent of Brown Deer Schools, a majority-minority district with 80% students of color and 50% in poverty. She is the Co-Chair of the UW System Task Force and past President of National and State Superintendent Associations. She is running to be the Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The primary election is Tuesday, February 16, 2021. For more information, visit kerr4kids.com

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