In a desperate bid to cling to power, John Huppenthal is now just making stuff up about his primary opponent Diane Douglas. Diane has been, is and always will be opposed to Common Core. Huppenthal is falsely claiming she supported Common Core. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is not the first time Huppenthal has struggled with telling the truth. Hopefully it will be the last time he does so as an elected official.
“My primary challenger recently sent out a mailer that is a complete fabrication. His claims about my positions on the issues are completely false!
I cannot stop Mr. Huppenthal from lying about his record but I will not allow him to distort my record.
- I have never supported Common Core and I never voted for it when I served on the Peoria School Board.
- I have never supported, endorsed, or donated to any Democrat candidate.
- I have always been an outspoken and ardent support of parents’ right to choose the best education for their children including district, charter, private, and home schooling. Parents must be actively involved in deciding what is best for their children.
Mr. Huppenthal has been in government for 30 years. He may feel it is acceptable to lie and distort the truth but I do not. I am asking for your vote so I can restore honesty and decency back to the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.”