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Stan Chalich, write-in candidate

A candidate for Central Valley School Board, District 5, Central Valley School District in the 2021 Washington General Election, Nov. 2

Age: 78

City: Liberty Lake, Washington

Write-in candidate

Education: Veradale Elementary School, Progress Elementary School, Greenacres Junior High, Issaquah Junior High, Central Valley High School. Earned associates degree at Columbia Basin College Montana-Western in Dillon. Earned bachelor's in education and history. 

Political Experience: Ran for Spokane Valley Fire Commissioner in 2017

Work experience: As a teenager worked in a produce stand, sold flowers and was a roofer. Later, Chalich coached football, wrestling, baseball, basketball and tennis during a 49-year career at Central Valley High School. Originally a social studies and history teacher, over the course of time, Chalich says he put the emphasis on civics, government and the legal system. Also taught sociology, psychology and economics. Awards include Teacher of the Year and the 2009 Flame of Democracy award from the Washington State Bar Association for excellence in teaching civics and government.

Family: Raised in Spokane Valley, the youngest of seven. Married to Leslie. Has three grown sons.




Work background: Former teacher and sports coach at Central Valley High School for 49 years. Former member of Liberty Lake Property Owners Association. Won Flame of Democracy award from the Washington State Bar Association in 2009. Involved in watershed planning and development of trails.

Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1963. Earned bachelor’s degree from Western Montana College of Education in 1968.

Family: Married to Leslie Chalich. Has three sons.

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Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Pam Orebaugh 10,144 65.33%
Rob Linebarger 5,383 34.67%
Stan Chalich, write-in candidate 0 0%

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