State schools chief Randy Dorn won’t run for governor

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SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn says he will not run for governor.

The two-term superintendent had been mulling a challenge to Democratic incumbent Jay Inslee but said Thursday he has decided against it. Republican Bill Bryant is already running against Inslee.

Dorn has criticized Inslee for not creating his own plan to find the money needed to meet the state Supreme Court's 2012 McCleary decision on education funding. The court ruled the state doesn't give school districts enough money to pay for education. Instead, districts rely too heavily on local levies to pay for their schools, according to the court.

Dorn said he won't seek a third term as state's superintendent.