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Leo Spilker

A candidate for Medical Lake School Board, district 1, Medical Lake School District in the 2017 Washington General Election, Nov. 7

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Age: 59

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.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Leo Spilker 968 55.89%
Kelly Fouts 764 44.11%

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Medical Lake schools board candidate plans to learn on the job

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.