City: Medical Lake, Washington
Education: Graduated Lind-Ritzville High School in 1972. Completed a couple years of college but did not graduate.
Work experience: Retired, worked 25 years as superintendent of agricultural fertilizer company CF Industries.
Political experience: First run for office.
Family: Married to Kirsti Schilling. They have six adult children and six grandchildren.
In the aftermath of two wildfires that leveled hundreds of homes and displaced dozens of families, those elected to the Medical Lake School Board in November will face challenges surrounding student enrollment and support.
Laura Parsons is running for another 4-year term serving in Position 3 on the Medical Lake School Board. Her three opponents in the primary could not be reached for comment.