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Shawnee Superintendent Announces Plan To Run For State Post

 Shawnee Public Schools Superintendent April Grace
Shawnee Public Schools
Shawnee Public Schools Superintendent April Grace

The Republican superintendent of Shawnee Public Schools says she plans to run for state superintendent in 2022. April Grace announced Tuesday her plans to run for the GOP nomination.

Current Republican Superintendent Joy Hofmeister can't run for the seat again because of term limits. Grace is a longtime educator who has been superintendent in Shawnee since 2016.

Also running for the seat is Republican John Cox, the superintendent of Peggs Public Schools in northeast Oklahoma. Cox ran previously as a Democrat against Hofmeister, but switched his registration to Republican.

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