Pleasanton School Board President Jeff Bowser will announce his candidacy for the office of Alameda County Superintendent of Schools at a kick-off event set for Nov. 25 in Hayward.
The county superintendent is an elected position, heading the Alameda County Office of Education, which serves the 18 school districts and more than 400 schools in the county.
San Leandro City Councilmember Ursula Reed has also announced a bid for the office.
Sheila Jordan, who's been in the position since 1999 is considering retirement in 2014.
Bowser was elected to the Pleasanton School Board in 2010.