Teacher Union Members Run for Office
Education week reports on the surge in union political activity, including members running for office. Keep in mind:
We collected the information from a variety of sources, including teacher organizations, news reports, and direct submissions through an online form.
Of a total of 159 candidates as of September 5, it seems all are running for state level jobs, including Senator, Representative, or Assembly member.
Of the 91 who have already experienced a primary, 56 candidates lost their primary and 31 won. Another 56 are running unopposed. Seven have not made it through a primary yet, and 5 are write-ins.
The parties they are representing are almost equally divided between democrat and republican/independent.