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Central Valley School Board, district 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Debra L. Long 12,128 59.41%
Susan J. Dolan 8,285 40.59%

* 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

Debra L. Long

Party:
Age:
66
City:
Spokane Valley, WA

Education: Graduated in 1972 from Clarkston High School. Earned accounting associates degree in 1974 from Spokane Falls Community College, a bachelor’s in business from Eastern Washington University in 1993, and a master’s in public administration from Eastern Washington University in 1996.

Political experience: Served on Central Valley School Board since December 2003.

Work experience: Has worked as an accounting manager for Rockwood Retirement Communities since 1997. Operated the Central Valley Craft Fair since 1994. Has served as the Bloomsday Saturday number coordinator since 2007.

Family: Married to William Long. Has two sons who graduated from Central Valley High School.

Susan J. Dolan

Party:
Age:
69
City:
Spokane Valley, WA

Education: Graduated from West Valley High School in Spokane Valley in 1970. Earned a bachelor’s degree including teacher certification from the University of Washington in 1974. Earned a master’s in English literature from Gonzaga University in 1992. Completed library-media specialist endorsement from Eastern Washington University in 2004. National Board Certificated Media Specialist since 2010.

Political experience: First run for office.

Work experience: Worked at Central Valley High School as an English and history teacher from 1992-2002 and as a librarian from 2002-2018. Retired June 2018.

Family: Married to Michael Dolan, who died in 2016. Has two children who graduated from Central Valley High School.

Complete Coverage

Dolan and Long vie for seat on Central Valley School District board

Candidates Susan Dolan and Debra Long are running for a position on the Central Valley School District board.