Lankford Endorses Joy Hofmeister for State Superintendent
TULSA, OK (October 21, 2014) — U.S. Rep. James Lankford today endorsed fellow Republican Joy Hofmeister in her bid to become Oklahoma’s next State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
“Joy Hofmeister is a mom, a strong conservative, and an experienced educator with a passion for students, teachers and families. I trust her to work collaboratively to promote higher standards, to increase graduation rates and have a positive impact on the schools in our state,” Lankford said.
“I am honored to endorse Joy for State Superintendent, and I look forward to working with her for the future of Oklahoma,” Lankford said.
Hofmeister said she was pleased to have Lankford’s support.
"It’s an honor to have the endorsement of a visionary leader like Congressman Lankford. Oklahoma is focused on education like no other time in our state's history, and I am hopeful that together we can address our challenges and create a stronger public education system,” she said.
Hofmeister is a former classroom teacher, educator, and small business owner serving thousands of Oklahoma families for more than 15 years. She was also a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Education.
For nearly two decades, Hofmeister supported her local Parent Teacher Association and has been a member of the Jenks Public Schools Foundation.
The general election is Tuesday, November 4.