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Click HERE to meet the next
Superintendent of Public
Instruction – Dr. Lowell Holtz

icon1Advance and Embrace Local Control

Believe in our neighbors, not central planners

Improve Performance, Discipline and Safety

Wisconsin has the worst achievement gap

Honor & Empower Teachers

Attract and retain great talent!

With over 30 years of experience as a teacher, a Principal of the Year, and a superintendent in city, suburban and rural districts — Dr. Lowell Holtz is Wisconsin’s kidservative candidate for state superintendent.

More than 30 years of ‘ED’ experience

  • Teacher – grades 3 & 4
  • Principal – suburban elementary and middle school
  • WI Principal of the Year – rural elementary school
  • District Administrator – rural farming community
  • District Administrator – urban minority-majority high poverty district
  • District Administrator – suburban Milwaukee district
  • Adjunct Graduate Program Instructor – Educational Leadership

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelors Degree – Concordia University
  • Master of Science – UW Madison
  • Doctor of Education – Cardinal Stritch University


Low performing schools are not the fault of teachers, parents or students.  They are the fault of leadership and an entrenched system — which looks out for itself, not the kids.  We must summon the courage to acknowledge past failures and commit to change.  Tony Evers has had 16 years to fix the achievement gaps in Milwaukee and Madison, and he has failed.  We cannot lose another generation – CHANGE IS URGENTLY NEEDED!

Our Platform for Wisconsin’s kids to “learn, compete and win” is focused on three things:

  • Improving Performance, Discipline & Safety
  • Honoring & Empowering our Teachers
  • Advancing & Embracing Local Control

Scroll up to learn more about each of these important initiatives!

Track Record

  • Raised test scores in all districts and schools served by collaborating with teachers, administrators and parents
  • Collaborated with business, industry and community to
    • Create a regional, multi-district career and technical education academy
    • Launch annual business/education summit
    • Create Charter schools
  • Partnered with a team of parents and community members to build one of the state’s finest high school athletic complexes without raising taxes
  • Led successful urban school reform effort, drastically reduced violence, returned control of classroom to teachers, closed achievement gaps and increased graduation rates
  • Consistently raised teacher satisfaction, pre- and post-Act 10
  • Nominated by teachers and parents as Wisconsin Principal of the Year
  • Named National Distinguished Principal by US Department of Education
  • Put systems and teams in place to consistently close gaps by raising academic achievement of all students


The role of schools throughout history has been to prepare our children, with the help of their family, church and community, to be good productive citizens. In order to improve opportunities for our children, our schools need to strengthen the partnership between the home and the community. Schools that create learning organizations and collaborative learning teams, and place an emphasis on serving children in partnership with their communities, will be successful.

Success is a direct result of the team with which we work. If we strive to build strong teams, and compete in the education marketplace, the children of the State of Wisconsin will be the winners!

As a leader of public education for roughly thirty years, I have NEVER been afraid of competition – it makes ALL of us better!


Once elected as your Superintendent of Public Instruction, we will work together to:

  • Ensure the children of Wisconsin are competing on a global level
  • Return local control to your districts
  • Change the culture and climate of our educational system to attract and retain great teachers
  • Improve performance, safety and discipline
  • Advocate for strong schools, no matter if they are public, private, parochial, charter, or voucher schools

We can no longer turn our back on the thousands of children who are victims of failing schools.  Local control must be returned to parents and their communities, so we can safeguard the future for the next generation.

Click below to Volunteer or Contribute – and thank you for your support!


Walter James-Pacheco
“In 2007, Dr. Holtz came to the School District of Beloit as our new superintendent and hired me as the Principal of Aldrich Middle after I had served as Aldrich’s Assistant Principal the four previous years. Aldrich is a very diverse school, and I had been working hard to get all of our students achieving higher academically and participating in higher numbers in school sponsored clubs and athletic programs. I knew I could not do this by myself. I needed a strong team of teachers, community partners, parents, and researchers to help me achieve the lofty goal of making success for all of our students a reality. I told Dr. Holtz that I needed to create and strengthen partnerships with the Boys and Girls and Girls Club, Beloit College, UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison, Merrill Community Center, and local businesses and churches. I needed all the professional resources I could find to take an interest in Aldrich Middle School Students. I also reached out to parents relentlessly to have them support the education of our kids in the best ways they could.Read More Here

Roger Clark
“I have had the opportunity to know Lowell through the Whitnall Park Rotary Club and as a member in the Whitnall School district. He is one that has vision and has the determination to make it happen.”

Barb and Karl Stave
We have had 3 children graduate from Whitnall High School, 2 under the leadership of Dr. Lowell Holtz. I cannot say enough about his innovative ideas, effectiveness and genuine concern for the welfare and success of each student. I found him to be easy to work with, approachable and willing to listen to all sides of an issue or idea. The loss of Dr. Holtz from our school district will be a huge win for the State of Wisconsin.”

Dr. John Tharp
Clinical Professor
Department of Administrative Leadership
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee

“Dr. Lowell Holtz is an experienced and passionate educator who has a caring heart for children. As state superintendent, he will ensure that all students in the state of Wisconsin receive a high quality education.”

Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women

“(Lowell) is committed to turning around the failing schools that damage the future of so many of our children. He is the only candidate who will remove Common Core from our school curriculum and the only candidate who will promote choice schools where they are needed the most.Full endorsement

Charlotte Rasmussen, President

Bob and Jean Dohnal, Publishers
Wisconsin Conservative Digest
“We are going to vote for Lowell. He voted for Trump and Walker. His opponents voted for Hillary and Barrett, plus they both signed the Walker recall. Both Lefties. Schools in Wisconsin, in the urban areas, were called a ‘National Disgrace’ by Arne Duncan, Education Secretary for Obama. We think that Dr. Holtz can help fix that, while the present leaders have made it worse.”

Republican Party 4th Congressional District
Chair, Bob Spindell
The 4th Congressional District Republican Party of Wisconsin recognizes the significant accomplishments Dr. Lowell Holtz has made over the course of his career in the name of education reform for Wisconsin’s school children. We wholeheartedly stand behind him in his race to be Wisconsin’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction”

Rep. Don Pridemore (retired)
22nd State Assembly District and
2013 Candidate for DPI Superintendent

“I believe Dr. Lowell Holtz is the most qualified candidate currently running for the statewide office of Superintendent for the Department of Public Instruction. As a district superintendent, he has a proven record of increasing achievement levels and graduation rates in every school district he has led. He has experience with public, private and charter schools and recognizes that competition from choice and virtual schools is the future and will improve education for all. Dr. Holtz will fight for local control and against Federal takeover programs like Common Core. Wisconsin can become a leader in education reform under the leadership of Dr. Lowell Holtz!”

The Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund
Wisconsin Family Action PAC
Adams County Republican Party
Barron County Republican Party
Dane County Republican Party
Dodge County Republican Party
Jackson County Republican Party
Marathon County Republican Party
Milwaukee County Republican Party
Republican Party of Waukesha Co. Business Coalition
Sauk County Republican Party
Washington County Republican Party
Waupaca County Republican Party
Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women
4th Congressional District Republican Party

Elected Officials

State Senator David Craig
State Senator Stephen Nass
State Senator Duey Stroebel
State Senator Patrick Testin
State Senator Van Wanggaard
Former State Senator Mary Lazich
Representative Mark Born
Representative Janel Brandtjen
Representative Rob Brooks
Representative Ed Brooks
Representative James Edming
Representative Bob Gannon
Representative Cody Horlacher `
Representative André Jacque
Representative Samantha Kerkman
Representative Daniel Knodl
Representative Scott Krug
Representative Bob Kulp
Representative John Macco
Representative Jim Ott
Representative Romaine Quinn
Representative Joe Sanfelippo
Representative Michael Schraa
Representative Ken Skowronski
Representative Thomas Weatherston
Former Representative Don Pridemore

Deanna Alexander
Milwaukee Board of Supervisors

Dan Sebring
Milwaukee Board of Supervisors
Former candidate 4th Congressional District


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