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Thursday, October 29, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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East Valley School Board, district 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Justin Voelker 2,405 66.40%
Nathaniel Rooney 1,217 33.60%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

About The Race

The Candidates

Justin Voelker

Spokane Valley, Washington
CFO- Valley Hospital

Education: Graduated from La Grande High School in 1993. Earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Oregon University in 1997. Earned an MBA in health care management from the University of Phoenix in 2005.

Political experience: Served on East Valley School Board since 2013.

Work experience: Currently the chief financial officer at Multicare Valley Hospital. Has worked as a hospital CFO for 12 years and worked in hospital management for over 20 years.

Family: Married and has two kids. Daughter attends East Valley High School and son attends Trentwood Elementary. 

Nathaniel Rooney


Education: Graduated from Gonzaga Prep 2003. Earned a bachelor’s in philosophy from Gonzaga University in 2010.

Political experience: None.

Work experience: Currently works at ABC Economy Appliance.

Complete Coverage

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Incumbent East Valley School Board member Justin Voelker says his experience on the board, as a hospital executive and as a parent makes him the best choice in the November election.