Quezada calls for Huppenthal’s resignation
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Martín Quezada, D-Phoenix (District 29), today called for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal to resign after reports surfaced that he authored multiple anonymous blog posts attacking families utilizing public assistance and the Spanish-language media.
Quezada, who also serves as the president of the Pendergast Elementary School District Governing Board, issued this statement:
“Although Mr. Huppenthal has apologized, his comments are absolutely inexcusable. He should take responsibility for his actions and resign from his position.
“As a school board member, I have the opportunity to interact with students, parents and teachers on a regular basis. He has betrayed their trust and no longer has the confidence of the public. The best thing Mr. Huppenthal can do for our students, our schools and our state is to step down and let someone else take the lead in repairing the damage he has done.”