The Utah Education Association's PAC has endorsed Gov. Gary Herbert over challenger Peter Cooke in the race for governor, saying the board felt Herbert could be a valuable ally to the association.
"There is nothing more essential to Utah's long-term economic prosperity than our ability to educate our children and ensure they are competitive in a global economy," Herbert said in a statement. "I appreciate that our educators have validated Utah's ongoing efforts to prioritize educational excellence and actively engage the full range of stakeholders in pursuing higher levels of attainment."
Herbert said he remains committed to the goal of having two-thirds of Utahns get a post-high school degree or certification, and touted additional funding for education during the past legislative session.