Superintendent Glenda Ritz considering run for Indiana governor

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 30, 2015)-- Superintendent of Public Instruction for Indiana Glenda Ritz says she’s considering running for governor. The announcement came Thursday morning while she talked about the outcome of this year’s legislative session.

Lawmakers passed a controversial bill that allows the State Board of Education to elect its own chair, a position Ritz currently holds.  She will keep her chairmanship until the end of her term in 2016.

Beginning in 2017, the State Board of Education will determine who gets that spot.

Ritz said this year’s legislative session was supposed to be about education, instead it ended up being about power.

“After this session, there’s absolutely nothing off the table. My first priority is this school year we’re in the midst of testing, getting all that done,” Ritz said. “But after that I’m going to sit down with my family and determine what is best for the children and families in Indiana.”

A formal announcement about Ritz’s political future is expected sometime in June.

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