A candidate for Mead School Board District 4, Mead School District in the 2023 Washington General Election, Nov. 7
City: Spokane, Washington
Education: Graduated from Northwest Christian High School before receiving a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington in 2003.
Work Experience: Executive Vice President at electronics manufacturer Keytronic
Political Experience: First run for office.
Family: Married Andrea Knaggs, a middle school social studies teacher within the Mead district. Has four children who all attend Mead schools.
Campaign finance: Knaggs has chosen the Public Disclosure Commission’s mini reporting option. So long as he raises and spends less than $7,000, he doesn’t have to disclose donors or donation amounts.
Mead School Board incumbent casts himself as candidate of change, challenger critical of political element on board
Known for authoring a controversial proposal to ban critical race theory from Mead’s curriculum, school board member Michael Cannon is running for a second term, saying he’ll defend parental rights. He faces an engineer who hopes to make Mead’s school board less political.