I’ve been an educator my entire adult life.
Some of the most meaningful moments in my life happened in the classroom. I met my wife Kathy in Mrs. Potter’s kindergarten class in my hometown of Plymouth, Wisconsin. My first job was teaching science in Baraboo. Before becoming State Superintendent, I was a high school principal in Tomah, and I ran school districts in Oakfield and Verona. As Superintendent, I’ve worked to ensure every child in Wisconsin can get a world class education by creating a public school system that is fair for all.
I’m not only an educator – I’m also a parent. My three kids attended public schools in communities around the state. No matter where the Evers family ended up, we were welcomed by the community. That culture of acceptance is part of what makes Wisconsin special. It’s also something that’s been missing from our state the last seven years.
I believe that we are stronger when we look out for each other. I’ve been elected State Superintendent three times by a coalition of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans because I know how to treat my political opponents with respect without sacrificing my progressive values. I’ve worked across party lines to get things done for our kids. As governor, I will use these skills to end the divisiveness that has consumed our state.
As governor, I will focus on solving problems, not starting fights. I’ve spent most of the last decade running an organization of 400 people, with responsibility over 70,000 educators and 860,000 students throughout the state. I am ready to be Governor on day one.
I would appreciate your support. Thank you for your time.