* 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
- Spokane, WA
Education: Graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1975. Graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in communication and organizational leadership.
Political experience: None
Work experience: Currently retired. Until the end of June he was the Spokane Public Schools interim director of safety, risk management and transportation, after working as director of community relations and communications from 2013 to 2018. He worked in the SPS capital projects department from 2003-13 managing bond projects.
Family: Married to Carol Morrison. They have one daughter.
- Spokane, WA
Education: Graduated from Mt. Spokane High School in 2000. Attended the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences until 2001 for physical therapy technician training. Earned an associate degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Portland in 2014.
Political experience: Elected to be a Democratic precinct committee officer in the 3rd Legislative District in 2018.
Work experience: Currently works as a part-time, on-call physical therapy assistant for St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute while running her own graphic design and digital communications business. Has worked as a physical therapy assistant for the U.S. Coast Guard and as a civilian for a combined 15 years. Served in the Coast Guard for four years on active duty and four years in the reserves. Helped start the grassroots organization Whole Washington to draft an initiative for statewide universal health care in 2018.
Family: Not married. Has one child at Holmes Elementary School.
The changeover – three new members out of five – is unprecedented for Spokane.
Nikki Lockwood takes a 2,280-vote lead over Katey Treloar in the race for Spokane Public Schools board Position 1.
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.
As the election filing deadline approached last spring, it would have been easy for Erin Georgen and Kevin Morrison to take a pass on running for a spot on the Spokane Public Schools board.
At the Northwest Passages Pints and Politics debate between Spokane School Board and City Council candidates, Kevin Morrison and Erin Georgen debated school issues as they vie for Position 4 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.
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.
The job will last for only two years, but the winner of the Position 4 race has a chance to make a big impact on the Spokane Public Schools board of directors. The three candidates – Erin Georgen, Bill Baxley and Kevin Morrison – have staked out differing positions on several key issues, including overall district priorities, the arming of campus resource officers and whether the district should put a supplemental levy on the November ballot.
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 varied ties to public education want to take them even further by seeking election to the Spokane Public Schools board of directors.