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Superintendent Tom Torlakson Reports Strong Campaign Support

Teachers, Police Officers, Nurses Help Schools Chief Raise More Than $250,000

SACRAMENTO - Continuing to win support from teachers, police officers and nurses, state schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson reported raising $254,000 in the first ten weeks of the year.Contributors to Torlakson's campaign during the period included the California Teachers Association, the California Nurses Association and the Peace Officers Research Association. The strong showing allows Torlakson to enter the primary season with $582,000 cash on hand, leaving him well positioned against his opponents, a Republican and a former Wall Street investment banker.

"As a teacher, I'm proud that our fight to put more decisions about how to spend our education dollars in the hands of parents, teachers and schools gains more support every day," Torlakson said.

A second-generation public school teacher, Torlakson is seeking a second term as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Torlakson uses his classroom experience to make schools safer, help more students graduate with real-world skills, and put more decision-making over education dollars in the hands in the hands of parents, teachers and communities.

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Paul Hefner

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