State Superintendent Tony Evers is up for re-election in the 2017 Spring Election. The official filing deadline for candidates to make it on the ballot for the February 21 primary was Tuesday.
Despite a long list of potential challengers, only John Humphries and Lowell Holtz submitted enough nomination signatures to make it on the ballot.
Humphries, a Dodgeville School District consultant, announced his candidacy in November and is supported by State Representative Jason Fields (D-Milwaukee) and State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac). Lowell Holtz is a former Beloit Superintendent; he has been endorsed by Representative Tom Weatherston (R-Caledonia) and former Republican Representative Don Pridemore.
The two candidates who receive the most votes in the primary will advance to the general election on April 4.
State Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler is also up for re-election this Spring, but she is running unopposed. There are several other circuit and appeals court races on the ballot in addition to local contests for city council and school boards.