Education: One year at Spokane Community College.
Work experience: Worked 28 years as attendant at Eastern State Hospital
Political experience: Former vice president and secretary of region 782 of Washington Federation of State Employees. Served on the Medical Lake Planning Commission in 2003.
Family: Married to Lisa Spilker and has two adult children and two grandchildren.
Lifetime Medical Lake resident Leo Spilker believes learning on the job is the best way to prepare for leadership, a strategy he intends to use in the race for Medical Lake School Board, District 1. Spilker, who spent 28 years working as an attendant at Eastern State Hospital, has been involved in the local branch of the Washington State Federation of State Employees as vice president and secretary in the 1990s. He said during his time at those posts, he found the best policy was listening to more experienced members before voicing opinions or making decisions.