Tom Horne

Kathy Hoffman concedes race for schools chief to Tom Horne

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman has conceded the race to Republican Tom Horne. Hoffman, a Democrat, says her campaign came up short after a hard-fought race and that serving as the state’s schools chief has been among the greatest honors of her life. Hoffman was elected in 2018 and served one term.

Tom Horne wins race for Arizona schools chief, ousting Kathy Hoffman

Republican Tom Horne will be Arizona’s new superintendent of public instruction, emerging victorious from a contest with Democratic incumbent Kathy Hoffman that saw the lead change hands several times since Election Day. As of Thursday afternoon, Horne had 50.2% of the vote to Hoffman’s 49.8%, with 9,014 votes separating...

Education Supt. Kathy Hoffman holds slim lead over GOP challenger Tom Horne

PHOENIX — Incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman holds a slim lead over Republican challenger Tom Horne on Sunday night. Hoffman leads by 592 votes, down 9,003 votes after Maricopa County’s 98,618 ballots released on Sunday night, 50.0% to 50.0%, according to results posted around 6 p.m. by Arizona’s Secretary of State’s Office.