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David Spring

A candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, State of Washington in the 2016 Washington Primary, Aug. 2

Age: 70

City: Ferndale, Washington

Education: Graduated from Hudson Bay High School in Vancouver, Washington, in 1969. Received a bachelor’s degree in science education from Washington State University in 1974 and a master’s degree in education and child development from the University of Washington in 2007.

Political Experience: Ran to represent the 5th Legislative District in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Ran for the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction in 2016.

Work Experience: Spent 20 years teaching courses in problem solving and conflict resolution at Bellevue College. Owned an outdoor store called Wilderness Sports in Bellevue.

Family: Married to Elizabeth Hanson. Has two children.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Erin Jones 182,896 23.35%
Chris Reykdal 164,586 21.01%
Ronald Higgins 134,389 17.16%
Robin Fleming 113,369 14.47%
David Spring 69,221 8.84%
John Patterson Blair 49,252 6.29%
KumRoon (Mr. Mak) Maksirisombat 30,071 3.84%
Al Runte 23,512 3%
Grazyna Prouty 15,984 2.04%

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