City: Spokane Valley, WA
Education: Graduated from Heidelberg American High School in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1970. Earned bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University in 1974 and law degree from Gonzaga University in 1979.
Political experience: Has served on Central Valley School Board from 2015-present as well as 1987-2011. Served on State Board of Education from 2012 to 2015.
Work experience: Since 1981, principal in McMullen Law Office, P.S. 1995-2010, Served as Spokane County District Court judge pro tempore from 1995 to 2010. Served as Spokane County Superior Court arbitrator from 2005-2018 and Spokane County land use hearing examiner from 1998-2010.
Family: Married to Dennis McMullen. Have three grown daughters who attended Central Valley schools.
When the state changed the funding model for public education, Central Valley School Board member Cindy McMullen likened it to a working family who just lost half a paycheck. In Central Valley’s case, that meant a $12 million budget deficit that left McMullen and her colleagues to pick up the pieces.