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Director, Pos. 5

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Deana Brower 28,064 52.02%
Sally Fullmer 25,887 47.98%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

The Candidates

Deana Brower

Age:
52
City:
Spokane, WA
Occupation:
Former high school teacher

Brower, who is endorsed by the Spokane Education Association, ran against current board member Jeff Bierman last year and lost in the primary. The former high school teacher has two children in Spokane Public Schools. She is a member of the Chase Youth Commission, member of the board of directors at YWCA and chairwoman of for the Citizens for Spokane Schools. She is also a member of the district’s Middle School Advisory Committee.

Sally Fullmer

Age:
65
City:
Spokane, WA
Occupation:
Musician, piano teacher

Fullmer is a mother of three, and has volunteered in Spokane Public Schools since 1999.

She is the founding member of Neighbors 4 Neighborhoods and current chairwoman of the Comstock Neighborhood Council.

Fullmer was at the forefront of last fall’s Jefferson Elementary School controversy. She favored keeping Jefferson at its current east-side location because of worries about losing green space – Hart Field – increased traffic in the neighborhood and the potential for decreased property values. Fullmer is currently a member of a group, Hart Field Preservation Organization, that’s attempting to sue the district for its decision to move the school.