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Watch: Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Hoffman, Horne face off in debate

Sep 14, 2022, 4:56 PM | Updated: Sep 20, 2022, 4:54 pm

PHOENIX — Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Kathy Hoffman and Tom Horne face off Wednesday night in a debate put on by PBS.

Hoffman, a Democrat, is the current schools chief and has held the office since 2019.

Here’s her last appearance on KTAR News:

Horne, the Republican nominee, is also no stranger to the position.

He served as superintendent of public instruction from 2003-2011.

Listen to Horne’s last KTAR News appearance:

Hoffman ran unopposed in her primary.

That wasn’t the case for Horne.

The Republican beat out Shiry Sapir and Michelle Udall for the nomination in the Aug. 2 primary election.

Potential topics during the debate include critical race theory, teacher shortages and pay, voucher program expansion and the spending cap.

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Watch: Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Hoffman, Horne face off in debate