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Central Valley School Board, District 5

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Pam Orebaugh 5,951 38.18%
Rob Linebarger 4,962 31.83%
Jared VonTobel 4,674 29.99%

* 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

Pam Orebaugh

Newman Lake, Washington

Education: Raised in Montana, earned bachelor’s degree in science and nursing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a master’s degree in science and nursing with an emphasis in education from Aspen University in Colorado.

Political Experience: Helped with conservative campaigns, including the Referendum 90 signature gathering and campaign.

Work Experience: Has worked as a registered nurse since 1992. Worked as a flight nurse for over 10 years. Currently the lead faculty nurse educator for obstetric nursing at the Washington State University College of Nursing.

Family: Married for 15 years to Chad Orebaugh. Has five children.

Rob Linebarger

Liberty Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Riverside High School in 1984 and earned an undergraduate business degree with an emphasis in accounting and communications from Oregon State University

Political Experience: First run for office, but endorsed his opponent, Pam Orebaugh, after he and Orebaugh advanced to the November election.

Work experience: Retired Naval aviator with 23 years of service, including combat tours post-9/11. Currently the director of global customer quality data services at Cisco.

Family: Married. Has six children.

Jared VonTobel

Liberty Lake, Washington

Complete Coverage

Opponents of CDC recommendations on masking mandates advance in Central Valley School Board race

Voters in Tuesday’s primary election for the Central Valley School Board gave Pam Orebaugh a clear victory and Rob Linebarger a likely lead for a spot on the November ballot.

Three first-time candidates vie for Central Valley School Board seat

Voters in the Central Valley School District will choose among three first-time candidates opposed to mask mandates in a race for school board on the Aug. 3 primary ballot.