Fresno Unified Superintendent Michael Hanson has thrown his support behind state schools superintendent candidate Marshall Tuck, who is looking to unseat fellow Democrat and incumbent Tom Torlakson in the November election.
During an interview Wednesday, Hanson commended Tuck, a former Los Angeles schools executive, for fixing problems in some of Los Angeles’ toughest schools. Hanson said Tuck has made a point to visit the central San Joaquin Valley and understands the unique challenges Fresno Unified faces. The two really clicked during Tuck’s recent visits to Fresno, Hanson added.
“Everything I’ve ever talked to him about he fully grasps,” he said. “He’s driven to do the work that aligns with the work we’re doing here.”
Tuck was in Fresno Wednesday as part of a statewide bus tour this week promoting his campaign. He visited Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education and Human Development and swung by Valley Preparatory Academy in northwest Fresno.