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Release: #15-16
March 3, 2015
Contact: Communications
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Death of John Mockler

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today issued the following statement regarding the death of John Mockler, former California Secretary of Education, former Executive Director of the California State Board of Education, and chief architect of Proposition 98.

"We in the education community are mourning today the passing of John Mockler, who was a recognized expert—a giant— in California education for more than 40 years. Throughout his career, John applied his enormous talents toward the cause of investing in our schools and our students. We will miss him, his wealth of experience, and invaluable contributions."

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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