Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna announced that he will not be running for reelection in 2014. Luna said he plans to spend time with family and may go back to his old job. In a statement, Luna Says "I believe there are some who currently support what we are doing but who might feel the need to distance themselves from this work or even oppose it simply because they think it might benefit me politically”. Luna says he's talked with former Republican state Sen. Melinda Smyser, wife of a prominent Capitol lobbyist, about running if he doesn't, but he said he's not yet ready to endorse anybody.
Luna was first elected back in 2007. This was his second term as superintendent.