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Spokane Public Schools Board, position 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Jenny Slagle 32,726 55.69%
Kellilin “Kelli” MacFarlane 26,034 44.31%

* 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

Jenny Slagle

Spokane, WA

Education: Goldendale High School class of 1991. Earned an associates degree in general business from Bellevue College in 1991. Earned a bachelor’s degree in business and IT management from Western Governors University Washington in 2018. Will start a master’s program in health leadership at WGU this fall.

Political experience: None.

Work experience: Director of tribal relations at Better Health Together since June. She has worked there since 2017. Was previously the communications manager for The NATIVE Project from 2015-’17. Worked with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians in gaming regulations from 2000-’15. Has served on the Spokane Public Schools diversity advisory council for three years and was the chair for the 2017-’18 school year.

Family: Married to Andrew Slagle. They have four children who graduated from Ferris High School.

Kellilin "Kelli" MacFarlane

Spokane, WA

Education: Graduated from Saint Pius X High School in Albuquerque in 1993. Earned a bachelor’s degree in history from California State University Dominguez Hills in 2005. Earned her master’s degree in military history from Norwich University in 2009.

Political experience: None.

Work experience: Has worked as a teacher since 2005 and has been a substitute in Spokane Public Schools for the last two years.

Family: Married to Brian MacFarlane. They have one daughter who graduated from Ferris High School.

Complete Coverage

Spokane Public Schools board welcomes 3 new members

The changeover – three new members out of five – is unprecedented for Spokane.

Jenny Slagle, Kevin Morrison win seats on Spokane School Board

Nikki Lockwood takes a 2,280-vote lead over Katey Treloar in the race for Spokane Public Schools board Position 1.

Differences, money drive Spokane school board candidates as election approaches

Candidates for three open Spokane Public Schools board seats are drawing lots of financial support. They’re also drawing a clear divide on the issues.

MacFarlane emphasizes security, Slagle diversity in race for Spokane Public Schools board

Kelli MacFarlane says all schools, including elementaries, in the Spokane Public Schools should have an armed security officer. Her opponent, Jenny Slagle, believes security can be improved in different ways.

Spokane School Board: Slagle vs. MacFarlane

At the Northwest Passages Pints and Politics debate between Spokane School Board and City Council candidates, candidates Kelli MacFarlane and Jenny Slagle talk about Spokane school issues as they vie for the Position 2 seat on the Spokane Public Schools board. Debate was October 3, 2019 and held at OverBluff Cellars’ tasting room at the Washington Cracker Building in Spokane.

Safety and security a key topic in Spokane School Board elections

All six remaining Spokane School Board candidates agree that the question of improving security is more complicated than the black-and-white question of whether the district should arm its campus resource officers or contract with law enforcement for similar services.

Candidates for Spokane School Board offer differing opinions on arming security, budget issues

Whoever wins the race for Position 2 on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors, expect them to take a cautious approach on budgetary issues. All three candidates – Luc Jasmin III, Kelli MacFarlane and Jenny Slagle – support more fiscal restraint as the district deals with a multimillion-dollar budget deficit. All three support – or at least are open to supporting – the district asking voters for a levy to prevent recent budget cuts.

Newcomers ready to campaign for Spokane school board as three incumbents decline to seek re-election

Three incumbents declined to file for re-election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors this week, setting the stage for newcomers to help tackle public education policy and budgeting.

Five candidates with education backgrounds file for school board seats

Five candidates with varied ties to public education want to take them even further by seeking election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors.