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Monday, October 19, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Central Valley School Board, district 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Cynthia (Cindy) McMullen 12,385 61.04%
John Myers 7,905 38.96%

* 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

The Candidates

Cynthia (Cindy) McMullen

Party:
Age:
68
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.

John Myers

Party:
Age:
63
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.

Complete Coverage

McMullen and Myers bring experience in race for Central Valley School Board

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.