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.
The two candidates for Spokane Public Schools’ only contested board race have starkly different views of what the state’s second-largest district should offer students and the community, although it can be hard to figure that out. Challenger Sally Fullmer’s positions are found on a website that went live just last week. She has reported no campaign contributions and canceled her appearance at a scheduled forum on Sept. 30 hosted by the Spokane League of Women Voters. A church musician and piano teacher, Fullmer did not respond to multiple requests for an interview regarding her candidacy.