Dr. Woody Myers, the Democratic candidate for Indiana governor, announced during Tuesday’s gubernatorial debate that he would name Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick his secretary of education.
Speculation has mounted the two would team up if Myers is elected. McCormick, who is a Republican, endorsed Myers along with several other Democrats in the Nov. 3 election.
Myers made the announcement during his opening statement, which was broadcast Tuesday evening on WFYI-TV. He also reiterated that stance during his last statement of the one-hour debate.
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“I will reappoint as secretary of education Superintendent Jennifer McCormick,” Myers said. “She has been and will continue to be an outstanding leader.”
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