CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A 58-year-old retired business executive from Cheyenne is seeking to become the next state superintendent of public instruction.
Democrat Mike Ceballos (suh-BY'-uhs) announced his candidacy Tuesday.
The superintendent is one of five statewide elected positions, including the governor, up for election this year. The job is now held by Republican Cindy Hill, who has announced she intends to run for governor.
The superintendent's job has been the subject of much controversy since Hill was elected in 2010.
Last year, the GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Matt Mead enacted a law removing the state superintendent as head of the Wyoming Department of Education in favor of a director appointed by the governor.
However, the Wyoming Supreme Court recently ruled the law unconstitutional because it left the superintendent with too few duties.
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