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School Board, District 4

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Carri Breckner 616 60.16%
Gerry Ashby 408 39.84%

* 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

Carri Breckner

Deer Park, WA

Age: 40

In her words: “I have three kids in the district and I just like to be as involved as I can.”

Her pitch: Breckner doesn’t see any major problems in the district. However, believes it’s important to keep a focus on those students that don’t have parental support at home.

Notable Experience: Has served on the board for eight years. Breckner has three kids who went through the district. She currently serves as the District’s legislative representative.

Education: Graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1993. Earned a cosmetology degree from Spokane Community Falls in 1996.

Gerry Ashby

Deer Park, WA

Age: 50

In his words: “I think we need a little fresh blood in the mix. If I’m elected that’s exactly what I’ll do.”

His pitch: Ashby believes that the school board needs to work harder to connect with teachers and parents. He said that if elected he would meet with teachers and administrators to get a sense of the district’s needs.

Notable Experience: Served for 24 years in the United States Air Force.

Education: Graduated from Riverside High School in 1983. Earned a degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989. Earned a master’s degree from the United States Air Force Institute of Technology in 1996. Earned a master’s degree in systems engineering from Strayer University in 2010.