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Stan Chalich

A candidate for Spokane Valley Fire Commission, position 1, Spokane Valley Fire Department in the 2017 Washington General Election, Nov. 7


Work background: Former teacher and sports coach at Central Valley High School for 49 years. Former member of Liberty Lake Property Owners Association. Won Flame of Democracy award from the Washington State Bar Association in 2009. Involved in watershed planning and development of trails.

Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1963. Earned bachelor’s degree from Western Montana College of Education in 1968.

Family: Married to Leslie Chalich. Has three sons.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Patrick W. Burch 10,330 51.34%
Stan Chalich 9,790 48.66%

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