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Wednesday, October 21, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Riverside School Board, district 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Scott Ellsworth 1,365 64.75%
Jon Roman 743 35.25%

* 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

Scott Ellsworth

Elk, WA

Education: Graduated from Riverside High School in Chattaroy in 1996. Earned a technical degree from the Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix in 1998. Attended Washington State University taking classes in criminal justice but did not receive a degree.

Political experience: Planned to run for Legislative District 7 this year, but dropped out for personal reasons.

Work experience: Currently works as a bus servicer for Spokane Transit. Has previously worked as a corrections officer in the Whitman County Jail in Colfax and as a firefighter and EMT in Garfield.

Family: Married. Has three stepchildren (all three of whom have attended or are attending schools in the Riverside School District).

Jon Roman


Education: Graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1986. Earned bachelor’s from Eastern Washington University in 1991, majoring in marketing and management.

Political experience: Has served on Riverside School Board for 2 years. 

Work experience: Currently works at URM as director of retail sales and services. Has worked at URM for 25 years

Family: Married. Has two children (both attend Riverside High School).

Complete Coverage

Riverside candidates’ wish lists overlap

Scott Ellsworth was a student in the Riverside School District for 13 years, and now he wants to help improve it, which is why he said he is running for a seat on the Riverside School Board. Ellsworth’s history with the school district precedes his education. For over 30 years, his father worked in the school district. Now his youngest son attends Riverside High School.