State superintendent announces she won’t run in 2021

Carolyn Stanford Taylor's headshot

MADISON, Wis. — State superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced Monday that she will not run for state superintendent of public instruction in the 2021 election.

“I am honored to have been appointed by Governor Evers to lead the Department of Public Instruction and will always be grateful to the governor for the trust he placed in naming me as his successor,” Stanford Taylor said. “I promised Governor Evers I would commit to completing the 2 1/2 years left in his term as state superintendent and to continue the work we had started together at the DPI, and I will maintain that commitment while I serve this office.”

According to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Stanford Taylor made the announcement to allow for others who might be interested in the position to properly prepare for their campaigns.