Democratic-backed Underly elected Wisconsin schools chief

Jill Underly (left) has been declared the winner of the Wisconsin superintendent race. Photo: Jill Underly and Deb Kerr/WDIO. Jill Underly (left) has been declared the winner of the Wisconsin superintendent race.

The Associated Press
Created: April 07, 2021 08:23 AM

Jill Underly rode support from the state teachers’ union and an overwhelming financial advantage to win election as Wisconsin superintendent of schools.

Underly defeated Republican-backed Deb Kerr in Tuesday’s election.

Underly is superintendent of the rural Pecatonica school district and formerly worked for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, which she will now lead.

Kerr is the former superintendent of the Brown Deer school district in suburban Milwaukee.


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