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Mon August 1, 2005
Blankenship Officially Steps Down
Cheyenne, Wy – Trent Blankenship has resigned as
Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction. Blankenship sent a letter to Governor Dave Freudenthal , officially resigning from the state's top education job. In it, Blankenship says it's been an
honor serving the people of Wyoming.
After months of speculation about his future, Blankenship announced on June 17th that he was taking a job as district
superintendent for North Slope Borough in Alaska. That job started July first, but Blankenship said his resignation would be effective August first.
Nine people have declared their interest in replacing Blankenship. The state Republican Party has scheduled a meeting August 13th in Casper to narrow the list of candidates to three.
The G-O-P will submit those names to Freudenthal, who then has five
days to select someone to serve out the remainder of Blankenship's term.