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Cheney School Board, District 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Mark L. Scott 3,673 54.79%
Marcie Estrellado 3,031 45.21%

* 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.

The Candidates

Mark L. Scott

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated from Springdale High School. Earned applied sciences in law enforcement degree from Spokane Community College, bachelor’s degree in education from Whitworth University, master’s degree in public administration from Central Michigan University.

Political experience: First run for office.

Work experience: Part-time and full-time teacher in Washington and Idaho for five years. Washington Air National Guard since 2011.

Family: Married. Has three children.

Final thoughts: “I would like to be a leader in our community that reaches out for input and takes people’s perspectives into account when decisions are made about their most valued thing in this life, which is their children. I look forward to getting out there and meeting more people in the community and being a voice for parents, teachers, employees of the school, members of our community and taxpayers and voters. I just want to be a person that listens and takes input and is able to make good decisions for the community.”

Marcie Estrellado

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated from Connell High School. Earned bachelor’s degree in business from Eastern Washington University with an emphasis in management information systems.

Political experience: Has served on Cheney School Board since 2003.

Work experience: Six years with IBM in marketing to K-12 schools, four years in property management, nine years as a stay-at-home mother, four years in low-income apartment property management, seven years and counting with Eastern Washington University in registration.

Family: Married; has three children.

Final thoughts: “We have an incredible staff, an incredible team that has supported us and only grown. … I think there is strength in unity, and so we need to just get through this year, come together and do what we do best, and that’s teaching our kids and supporting them to graduation.”