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Paige was joined by NEA Vice President Dennis Van Roekel, who announced he was withdrawing his own candidacy and supporting Paige.He seems to have some institutional backing, but Paige would not have even made my list of potential candidates.
"Rod Paige understands every level of our association and knows its strengths," Van Roekel said. "He has a track record of making organizations perform. He is a tremendous coalition builder. He respects and values staff. Most importantly, he has great vision for the important role the union plays and is committed to serving our more than 3.2 million members."
The election will be held at the NEA Representative Assembly in July.