A candidate for Mead School Board, district 4, Mead School District in the 2019 Washington General Election, Nov. 5
City: Spokane , WA
Occupation: Banker and small business owner
Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in Spokane in 1995. Earned a degree in business and organizational management from Whitworth University in 2009.
Political experience: Ran for Spokane City Council in 2013. Chair, Pride Prep Charter School Board 2014-2019. Chairman of the City of Spokane Community, Housing, and Human Services Board from 2012-2015.
Work experience: Has worked in finance 1999-2015. Now a sales executive for a payment software company and owns two businesses – Cannon Insurance Agency and Cobalt Ventures, which invests in real estate.
Family: Not married. Has one son, a senior at Mead High School.
Wylder, who was appointed to the seat at the beginning of the year, defended the school board’s decisions to end programs while facing a projected budget shortfall next year. Cannon said those decisions were “short-sighted” and have left parents and students without needed support.
School board races are off to a fast start in Spokane County – especially in Mead, where at least one challenger has promised to make an issue of the district’s recent decision to close two popular programs.