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Sally Fullmer

A candidate for Spokane School District Director 2, Spokane Public Schools District 81 in the 2013 Nov. 5 Washington General Election

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.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Bob Douthitt 18,134 62.46%
Sally Fullmer 14,869 45.05%

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Sally Fullmer challenging Bob Douthitt for Spokane school board seat

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.