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Saturday, October 24, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Medical Lake School Board, district 1

Election Results

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

* 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

Leo Spilker


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.

Kelly Fouts


Fouts, who has served on the school board since 2004, did not return multiple calls and emails seeking information. She works for Avis car rentals at the Spokane International Airport.

Complete Coverage

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.