August 19, 2015

Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Kenneth M. Young Endorses General Roth for State Senate

Riverside County’s top education leader praises General Roth as “education’s greatest ally”

(Riverside, CA) -- Senator Richard D. Roth’s campaign announced today that Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Kenneth M. Young has endorsed General Roth for re-election to the State Senate.

“General Roth has been education’s greatest ally in Sacramento,” said Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Kenneth M. Young. “General Roth’s leadership and vision have helped ensure that our students have the resources and training to succeed in today’s global economy.”

Young became the 11th Riverside County Superintendent of Schools on July 1, 2007, focusing on developing the services, support and partnerships necessary to ensure students in Riverside County graduate high school prepared for college and the workforce. Superintendent Young previously served as the Riverside County Deputy Superintendent of Schools, and has served Riverside County’s students and families in the public school system for nearly two decades.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Superintendent Young,” said Senator Roth. “Preparing our students for tomorrow’s jobs begins with supporting education at all levels today. I will continue working to ensure our students have the training and opportunities they need to be competitive in the 21st century economy, and am looking forward to working with Superintendent Young to make a real difference in the lives of all Inland Southern Californians.”

In 2012, Superintendent Young was appointed by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to be a member of the State’s Public Schools Accountability Act Advisory Committee, bringing critical local and regional insight to the State Board of Education as it evaluates the implementation of Common Core academic content standards.

With today’s announcement, Superintendent Young becomes the top education leader to endorse General Roth to date, joining Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione who also came out in support of Roth’s re-election to the State Senate just a few days ago.

Contact: Lisa Gasperoni
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