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James (Sonny) Weathers

A candidate for Cheney Public Schools Board, district 3, Cheney School District in the 2019 Washington General Election, Nov. 5


Age: 43

Education: Medical Lake High School class of 1995. Earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University in interdisciplinary studies in 2016.

Political experience: Has served as an Airway Heights City Council member since December 2017.

Work experience: Has worked for Washington Air National Guard as a quality assurance technician at Fairchild Air Force Base for six years. Previously worked for Covenant Christian School in Spokane from 2002 to 2004 as a high school classroom coordinator and school administrator.

Family: Married to Angela Weathers. They have three children who attend Cheney schools.

His pitch: Weathers said he thinks his work on the Airway Heights City Council will translate well to the Cheney School District Board. He said he worked with school administrators on the purchase agreement for a new elementary school in Airway Heights and will continue to advocate for building a middle and high school in the city.

His words: “Airway Heights needs a strong advocate representing them on the school board and that’s what I would be.”

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Henry C. Browne Jr. 3,553 57.15%
James (Sonny) Weathers 2,664 42.85%

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