City: Spokane Valley, WA
Education: Graduated from Portland Christian High School in 1975. Earned bachelor’s degree in English from Concordia College in 1981 and master’s degree in education administration from Portland State University in 1991.
Political experience: None.
Work experience: Retired. Served for 32 years as a teacher, coach and school administrator at the elementary, middle school, high school and college levels.
Family: Married for 38 years. Wife is an elementary school teacher. One adult son who works as an elementary school counselor.
|Cynthia (Cindy) McMullen ()||12,385||61.04 %|
|John Myers ()||7,905||38.96 %|
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.