|Robert N. Dompier||1,893||61.54%|
|Keith A. Acord||1,183||38.46%|
* 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
Education: Graduated from West Valley High School in 1972. Earned mathematics bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University in 1976. Earned law degree from Gonzaga Law School in 1979. Earned master of laws degree in taxation from New York University in 1980.
Political experience: Has served on the West Valley School Board for 16 years.
Work experience: Has worked at the Washington Department of Revenue since 2006. Worked at John Dompier Oil Co., Inc. for 12 years. Worked at Shimanski, Leeds and Conrad P.S. Law Firm in Spokane for six years. Held a private law practice for five years. Served in the U.S. Army for four years.
Family: Widowed. Has three children and four grandchildren.
Acord did not respond to multiple requests for an interview.
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.