CHEYENNE, (AP) - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jim McBride says he's running for a second full term. McBride made the announcement Friday through his campaign committee. The 61-year-old McBride is a Republican. He says on his Web site that his vision is for the Wyoming Department of Education to be recognized as one of the best education systems in the nation.
McBride has been state superintendent since 2005. Governor Dave Freudenthal appointed him to replace Trent Blankenship, who resigned to take a job in Alaska. McBride won election in 2006, beating Michelle Hoffman. His experience includes 26 years in the Air Force, including as president of the Community College of the Air Force.