Underly wins Wisconsin state superintendent seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic-backed Pecatonica schools leader Jill Underly elected Wisconsin state superintendent, defeating Deb Kerr.

The race was officially nonpartisan, but Democrats and their money lined up solidly behind Underly who was also backed by the state teachers’ union.

Kerr found support from Republicans, including former Gov. Scott Walker.

Kerr ran as a strong supporter of the voucher program, a favorite of conservatives, while Underly is an opponent.