South Carolina Superintendent Zais Won't Seek Second Term in 2014
South Carolina Superintendent of Education Mick Zais has decided not to run for a second term next year, opening up the field to at least two challengers.
Zais, a Republican, indicated that at one point he had strongly considered another run for the post in 2014, but The State newspaper quoted him as saying that he ultimately reached the "difficult decision" not seek a second term—he had previously pledged to serve no more than two four-year terms.
"I was preparing for, and looking forward to, a re-election campaign. I'm confident I would have run a strong campaign and would have been re-elected," Zais said.