Jeff Tilton has announced his candidacy for the San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools seat in the 2014 election.
Tilton, 51, joins Gary Del Rossi in seeking the seat to be vacated by Mick Founts, who recently decided not to seek another four-year term. Tilton is deputy superintendent of the New Jerusalem School District outside of Tracy. Before going into education, Tilton was sports editor of the Manteca Bulletin for several years.
Tilton grew up in Manteca and graduated from Manteca High School. He said he plans to move to Stockton next week. He’s worked with Del Rossi and Founts in the county schools office in Stockton, and says he respects both of them.