City: Otis Orchards, WA
Education: Graduated from Rogers High School.
Political experience: Elected to the East Valley School Board in 2013
Work experience: Retired in 1999. Worked as an environmental lab technician at Kaiser Aluminum-Mead for over 20 years
Family: Married and has two children (both graduated from the East Valley School District). His one granddaughter currently attends East Valley High School
In East Valley School district’s two contested board races incumbents lead, however 18-year-old newcomer is within striking distance
Of the several differences between the two candidates for the East Valley School Board, district 4, the most apparent is age. Incumbent school board member Fred Helms is 77 years old, but his challenger, Emily Provencio, is 18 years old.