Maynard Wallace

State Board Of Education
1:42 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Nixon Faces Backlash Over Latest Appointment To Board of Education

Gov. Jay Nixon waits to speak on Monday at a celebration of Express Scripts' expansion in north St. Louis County. Nixon defended his appointment of former Rep. Maynard Wallace to the state Board of Education.
Credit Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Public Radio

Gov. Jay Nixon is taking heat from his own party, especially from women, for appointing Maynard Wallace to the state Board of Education. 

And while Nixon, a Democrat, isn’t backing down, the outcry from several Democratic legislators may not bode well for the appointment to be confirmed.

Wallace is a former teacher, superintendent and Republican state legislator from Thornfield. For a time, Wallace was also a registered lobbyist for the Missouri Association of School Administrators.

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