In Arizona, educator Kathy Hoffman has declared victory in her race for State Superintendent, defeating Republican Frank Riggs.

Hoffman is a Democrat who was inspired to run by the #RedforEd movement. Riggs is a Republican.

Riggs, a former charter leader and ex-Congressman from California, held a small lead on election night, but as the count continued, Hoffman pulled ahead.

She is currently leading Riggs by 43,000 votes. There has been no official announcement and some votes remain uncounted..

Hoffman, a former teacher, was trailing by 8,000 at the end of election night with nearly 500,000 votes remaining. She took the lead by 20,000 after the Thursday count reveal, added another 10,000 vote advantage on Friday and added another 13,000 vote advantage on Saturday.

Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini offered this statement congratulating Hoffman.

Congratulations to Kathy Hoffman on becoming Arizona’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction. Arizona’s students need a dedicated educator to turn our state’s public schools around and to hold Republican politicians accountable for providing our teachers with much needed and much deserved pay increases. Kathy is the embodiment of the #RedforEd movement, and she’ll direct that activist spirit into serving Arizona’s students.

There are now approximately 162,00 votes remaining to be counted in Maricopa County and several thousands in other counties.