City: Deer Park, Washington
Education: Graduated from Deer Park High School in 1988. Earned bachelor’s degree in forest resource management from the University of Idaho in 1994.
Work experience: Has worked in forestry for about 30 years. Presently the forest practices district manager for Washington Department of Natural Resources since 2017. Has performed various volunteer coaching activities since 2006. Currently raising lambs to be shown and sold to kids at fairs in the area.
Political Experience: Won current Deer Park School Board seat in 2007 and has been re-elected every four years since.
Family: Married to Debby Keller and has four children, all of whom went to Deer Park School District.
Deer Park School District voters in November will choose between a long-time incumbent and a candidate aiming to “lessen the impact of the state’s radical social agenda” for the district’s at-large board seat.
Spokane School Board President Mike Wiser easily advanced to the November election in Tuesday’s primary and will face Realtor Ericka Lalka.
While the dramatic airshow is over, there’s a lot of work to be done on the charred area where firefighters struggled to contain a sudden wildfire only a few miles south of downtown Spokane on Monday.
Five candidates are running for a seat on the Deer Park School Board, a sizable number for the growing district in northern Spokane County where seats sometimes struggle to receive multiple candidates.