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Melissa Bedford

A candidate for Spokane School Board, Position 3, Spokane Public Schools in the 2021 Washington General Election, Nov. 2

Age: 36

City: Spokane, Washington

Education: Earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in education, specializing in Literacy Studies, all from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Political experience: First run for office.

Work experience: Former public school teacher (elementary); current education professor at Eastern Washington University.

Family: Partner; no children

Campaign contributions: Raised $25,100 as of Oct. 13. Contributors include the Washington Education Association ($2,000), Washington State Democrats ($1,947), Spokane Regional Labor Council ($500), Spokane City Councilwoman Betsy Wilkerson ($250).

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Melissa Bedford 29,537 57.12%
Daryl Geffken 22,173 42.88%

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