Tony Evers to resign as state superintendent after governor swearing in

MADISON — Tony Evers will hold on to his current position as state schools superintendent until he is sworn in as governor on Jan. 7.

Evers' spokeswoman Britt Cudaback said Monday that Evers doesn't plan to resign the post until he becomes governor. Evers has been state superintendent since 2009, most recently elected to a four-year term in 2017.

Evers will have the power as governor to appoint his replacement as state superintendent, a position that oversees the Department of Public Instruction.

If Evers resigned earlier, Republican Gov. Scott Walker could appoint a successor.

The appointee will hold the position until the next election for state superintendent in April 2021. Evers could also call a special election for the nonpartisan position.