Glenda Ritz will be making an announcement on June 5th at 11:00 a.m. that is running for Governor.

She will make the announcement at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) in Fort Wayne.

Glenda is state superintendent of education in Indiana. She defeated reformster Tony Bennett in 2012, despite a 10-1 funding advantage for Bennett. Tony Bennett was chairman of Jeb Bush’s Chiefs for Change, the reformy organization of state chiefs who favor vouchers, charters, high-stakes testing, and digital learning. After his defeat, Bennett was immediately hired to be state superintendent in Florida. (Can anyone spell Jeb Bush?) But he resigned that position after a news story revealed that he and his aides had manipulated the school grades to favor a charter school founded by a major contributor to his campaign.

In 2012, Glenda received more votes than Governor Mike Pence. Pence must have been afraid she would run against him, because he has spent the last three years undermining her, whittling away the powers of her office, transferring her authority to an agency he created or to the state board, which he appoints.

Glenda Ritz would be a great governor for Indiana.