The primary for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction was held on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The candidates running included incumbent State Superintendent Tony Evers, John Humphries, and Lowell Holtz, with the two top candidates moving onto the general election. Evers received 69 percent of the vote and will face Holtz, who received 23 percent of the vote, in the election on April 4. Humphries received seven percent of the vote and was eliminated from the race.
Evers, the incumbent who assumed office in 2009 is now seeking his third term as State Superintendent. Lowell Holtz, former superintendent of both the Whitnall and Beloit school districts respectively, is running for the second time for the position. Humphries is a former Dodgeville School District administrator who worked under former state superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster at the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in 2004.