California Elections

October 5, 2014 12:00 AM

State schools chief challenger Marshall Tuck wants to change Sacramento, if he can get there

Marshall Tuck, a former Los Angeles schools executive, held a small lead over incumbent Tom Torlakson when the first public poll on the state superintendent of public instruction’s race was released last month. But Tuck faces an uphill battle to actually win in November – in a nonpartisan race, with little name recognition, pushing a platform of educational change opposed by the state’s Democratic establishment and especially the California Teachers Association.

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