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West Valley School Board, district 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Dan Hansen 2,426 78.21%
Gerald Rosenbaum 676 21.79%

* 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

Dan Hansen

Party:
Age:
59
City:
Millwood, Washington

Education: Graduated from Tahoma High School in Maple Valley in 1979. Earned communication bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University in 1984.

Political experience: Has served on the West Valley School Board since 2014.

Work experience: Has worked since 2009 as media and communications manager at STCU credit union. Worked at The Spokesman-Review for 21 years, primarily as a reporter. Served as a member of the Millwood Planning Commission for five years. Volunteered at the Millwood farmers market for six years. Organized Millwood’s “Culture, Race, and Understanding” speaker series. Volunteered with the West Valley Band Boosters for several years, and served as president for one year.

Family: Married to Pam Hansen. Has two children and one grandson.

Gerald Rosenbaum

Party:
Age:
81

Rosenbaum says he is no longer interested in running for the position, citing required financial disclosures he feels are unnecessary.

Complete Coverage

School funding top priorities for West Valley school board candidates

For the West Valley School District, as for districts across the state, navigating the implications of the state Supreme Court case that forced Legislators to boost education spending will be among the greatest challenges in coming years. Both incumbents for the West Valley School Board elections said the district is in good shape, but they emphasized financial uncertainty brought on by the state’s latest push to adequately fund education, as a primary concern.