Possible Blankenship Successors Stepping Forward

Casper, WY – At least three people are interested in taking over as the state's top educator. Trent Blankenship is leaving as superintendent of public instruction effective August first to take a job in Alaska. So far, those expressing interest in the job are Natrona County School District trustee Jim Bush, state Representative Jeff Wasserburger of Gillette and former state Senate President Jim Twiford of Douglas. Governor Freudenthal will appoint a successor from a list of candidates provided by the state Republican Party.