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Anne Holton, wife of Clinton’s running mate, resigns as Va.’s education secretary #DNC #DemsInPhilly

Anne Holton, wife of Clinton’s running mate, resigns as Va.’s education secretary - The Washington Post:

Anne Holton, wife of Clinton’s running mate, resigns as Va.’s education secretary

Tim Kaine takes the stage with his wife, Anne Holton and daughterAnnella Kaine, after winning the seat as a U.S. Senator for Virginia in November of 2012. (Jahi Chikwendiu/WASHINGTON POST)
Anne Holton has stepped down as Virginia’s education secretary following the selection of her husband, Sen. Timothy M. Kaine (D-Va.), as Hillary Clinton’s running mate.
Clinton announced Friday that Kaine, former mayor of Richmond and former governor of Virginia, would join her presidential campaign as her vice-presidential choice. In her announcement, Clinton praised Holton’s work in Virginia.
Tuesday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) lauded Holton’s service, highlighting her work to reform the state’s standardized testing regime — known as Standards of Learning or SOL — and to raise education funding.
“During her tenure, Anne has been a constant and powerful voice for students, teachers and schools, and her lifelong dedication to serving Virginia’s young people, especially the children at the margins, has had a lasting impact in the Commonwealth,” McAuliffe said in a statement. “Over the past two years, we have worked together to achieve significant accomplishments, including substantial investments in K-12 and higher education, innovative SOL reform, and life-changing work in some of Virginia’s most challenged school divisions.”
Holton and Kaine have both been powerful advocates for education. Kaine championed early childhood education as governor of Virginia, and that has been a centerpiece of Clinton’s education platform. As first lady of Virginia, Holton advocated for finding stable homes for teens in foster care.
McAuliffe tapped Holton, a longtime advocate for foster youth and a former juvenile court Anne Holton, wife of Clinton’s running mate, resigns as Va.’s education secretary - The Washington Post:
Anne Holton, Tim Kaine's wife, resigned as Virginia's education secretary.
Kaine's wife resigns Virginia state position, joins campaign - POLITICO - http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/anne-holton-resigns-education-secretary-226228

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