"Paul Gust Vallas" is an United States/American former Superintendent (education)/superintendent of the Bridgeport Public Schools, a former Superintendent of the Recovery School District of Louisiana, and a former CEO of Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia. He ran for Lieutenant Governor of Illinois in 2014 with incumbent Governor Pat Quinn, though the team was defeated by Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti

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