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Spin Control

School board candidate not sure why he’s running

At the end of the second day of candidate filing, the race that's still drawing the most interest remains an open seat on the Spokane School Board.

Late Monday, Shawn Siggson, became the fifth candidate in the race.

Asked why he decided to run, Siggson said: “I really don’t know. Just for fun, I guess.”

“I wanted to run for mayor and when I realized it was a $1,700 filing fee, I had to start with something lower,” he said.

Because board positions are unpaid, filing fees aren’t charged to candidates. The filing fee for mayor this year is $1,693.58, 1 percent of the mayoral salary.

Although he said he doesn’t “know all that the job entails,” Siggson said he’s a serious candidate and that he identifies with the Tea Party. He said we would work to balance the budget without cutting teachers or increasing class sizes.

Siggson, 33, is an employee at Travis Pattern and Foundry.

The seat is currently held by Garret Daggett, who recently announced that he would not seek re-election.

For information on other school board candidates, read this.

Jonathan Brunt
Jonathan Brunt joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. He is the government editor. He previously was a reporter who covered Spokane City Hall, Spokane County government and public safety.

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