The current Deputy Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction will get a chance to take charge at the agency.
Tony Evers defeated Rose Fernandez in Tuesday's election. Evers says the voters have shown they want experience to head up DPI, where he has worked for the past eight years. He says citizens have faith that a person with a background in public education is better prepared to make the changes needed to the system.
Evers says a top priority when he takes over DPI in July will be to make sure federal stimulus money for education is used wisely. He also wants to examine several proposals on school funding and teacher pay.
Fernandez believes a lack of resources played a big role in her defeat. She says her campaign did not have the money needed to get on TV, greatly impacting their ability to get her message out to voters. Fernandez says they were also unable to counteract the nearly three-quarters of a million dollars WEAC spent on Evers' behalf.