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West Valley School Board, District 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Dan Hansen 2,791 61.69%
Jeannette Soliai 1,733 38.31%

* 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.

The Candidates

Dan Hansen

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from Central Washington University and earned a bachelor's degree in communications with an English minor

Political Experience: West Valley School Board member since 2014, served one year as chair

Work Experience: Currently the strategic communications manager at STCU, where he has worked for 13 years. Worked at The Spokesman-Review for 21 years, primarily as a reporter but also as an editor. Served as a member of the Millwood Planning Commission for five years.

Family: Married to Pam Hansen; has two children.

Jeannette Soliai

Spokane, Washington

Education: Studied landscaping management at BYU.

Work experience: Stay-at-home mom.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married to Kastle Soliai. Has two children.


Complete Coverage

West Valley School Board candidates disagree on levies approved this year

Candidates for a seat on the West Valley School Board took opposite positions earlier this year on tax proposals.