Two politically-experienced challengers announce run for Arizona schools chief

| April 19, 2017

By KTAR News

PHOENIX — Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will officially have at least two challengers with political know-how in the 2018 election.

Former Arizona Senate Minority Leader David Schapira, a Democrat, confirmed on Tuesday that he will be running for office in an effort to unseat Douglas.

Former U.S. Rep. Frank Riggs, a Republican, also announced his bid for the seat on Tuesday. He joins Peoria resident Tracy Livingston in challenging Douglas in next year’s GOP primary.

Glendale resident Kathy Hoffman has already announced her plan to run for the Democratic nomination.

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