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Encyclopedia > Jack O'Connell

Jack T. O'Connell (born October 8, 1951) is a California politician. He is currently serving as the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, having elected to the post in November 2002 with 61% of the vote. O'Connell previously served on the Santa Barbara County School Board. He later went to serve in the California State Assembly as a Democrat representing the Central Coast-based 35th District from 1982 to 1994. He then won election from the 18th District to the California State Senate where he served from 1994 to 2002. October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... This article is becoming very long. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... California Superintendent of Public Instruction List of Superintendents External Links California Superintendent of Public Instruction Homepage 2006 Candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Central Coast is an area of California, United States, extending from Santa Cruz in the north to Santa Barbara in the south, but centering primarily on Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... California state Senate chamber California State Senate Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


As California's Superintendent of Public Instruction, O'Connell is best known for writing legislation to make the California High School Exit Exam a graduation requirement for high school students. California High School Exit Exam or CAHSEE is a requirement for High School graduation in the state of California. ...


He is was re-elected to his post in the June 2006 Primary election.


On October 18, 2006 he went to the Waterford High School.


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