HOLLANDALE, Wis. — Pecatonica Area School District Superintendent and candidate for Wisconsin State Superintendent Jill Underly released the following statement this evening on her victory in the Wisconsin State Superintendent race:
“Today, the votes have been counted and Wisconsinites across the state have elected me to be our next State Superintendent of Public Instruction. I’m honored and humbled by the trust voters have placed in me today and I’m overcome with gratitude for the incredible support we’ve had throughout this journey.
“To the countless volunteers, our grassroots donors, and all of the leaders and organizations who endorsed me, Thank you. I cannot express how deeply grateful I am for the hard work and dedication you gave to me. I’m incredibly proud of the campaign we ran to champion our public schools, our students, and their families. I’m deeply grateful to educators and their professional organizations, especially WEAC, who believed in me early in this campaign. And to every Wisconsinite who cast their ballot to elect me, thank you for your trust in me and for your support. I won’t let you down.
“Wisconsin’s kids and public schools face significant challenges as we work to return to normal, get every student caught up, and support their mental health and wellbeing in the aftermath of this pandemic and the enormous trauma and disruption it’s caused for all of us. Overcoming these hurdles won’t be easy, but I know that if we work together, we can get it done and do what’s right for our kids.
“Here’s my promise to every family, student, and Wisconsinite young and old, regardless of who you voted for: I will always do what’s best for our kids. We have a long road ahead of us, but I’m ready to get to work on day one and build a stronger, more equitable public education system that provides every child, every day with the world-class public education system they deserve.”
Learn more about Underly for Wisconsin at www.underlyforwi.com or follow Jill at @underlyforwi on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.