A candidate for Cheney School Board District 4, Cheney School District in the 2023 Washington General Election, Nov. 7
City: Cheney, Washington
Education: Graduated from Altus High School in Oklahoma in 1990. Graduated from Community College of the Air Force in 1996 with an associate degree. Graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership.
Work experience: Served 20 years active duty in the air force. After service, volunteered for five years at elementary school as classroom aid and in athletics. Worked in home health care at Grace Support Services. Works in home services and as driver for Grace Support Services.
Political experience: First run for office.
Family: Married to Shelly Hanson with four children. Two graduated from Cheney, two currently attend a school in the district.
In one of three contested Cheney School Board races this election, voters will have their pick between an air force veteran and a candidate with 14 years’ experience on a West Side school board. Both have similar perspectives on next year’s bond and Legislative action.
Spokane School Board President Mike Wiser easily advanced to the November election in Tuesday’s primary and will face Realtor Ericka Lalka.
Board member Stacy Nicol’s decision not to run again, after serving on the panel since 2015, leaves the seat vacant for one of three candidates: chauffeur for the elderly Bill Hanson, sustainable hydroponic home farmer Rick Flynn and former West side school board member John Boerger.