Wilder superintendent files against Ybarra

Wilder School District Superintendent Jeff Dillon has jumped into the Republican race for state superintendent.

Jeff Dillon

Dillon on Friday filed paperwork naming a campaign treasurer, David Lincoln of Parma. Naming a treasurer is a precursor to campaign fundraising. The official candidate filing period occurs next spring, and the Republican primary will be held in May 2018.

Incumbent Sherri Ybarra has already named a campaign treasurer — Tim McMurtrey, a former Mountain Home School District superintendent and a top aide in Ybarra’s State Department of Education. Ybarra has said she plans to seek re-election in 2018.

This is a developing story. Check back Monday for more details about the superintendent’s race.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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