By Craig McDermott, cross-posted from Random Musings
From KPHO.com (Phoenix Channel 5), written by Phil Benson -
An Arizona state senator has been chosen to run the Wyoming Education Department.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead late Wednesday afternoon announced his choice of Richard Crandall, of Mesa, who co-owns two nutritional service companies.
This isn't exactly breaking news - it's been common knowledge for months that Crandall was leaving to "pursue other opportunities".
In my previous post covering this topic, I predicted that Crandall would catch on with a (potential) Jeb Bush presidential campaign. This would seem to show that prediction to be incorrect, however, the job in Wyoming may be a temp job.
From the KPHO article -
Mead and the Legislature enacted a new law this past winter removing the statewide elected superintendent of public instruction as head of the Education Department. Instead, the department will be administered by a director appointed by the governor.
The change occurred in the middle of Superintendent Cindy Hill's four-year term. Hill is challenging the constitutionality of the change.
The press release from Wyoming's governor is here.
So far as I can tell, Crandall has yet to submit his resignation from the state senate. Once he does, however, the fun will start.