City: Medical Lake, Washington
Education: GED through Spokane Community College, “two-year early childhood certificate.”
Work experience: Self-employed boutique owner, former farm worker and day care worker.
Political experience: First run for office. Volunteered with nonprofit ReImagine Medical Lake.
Family: Married to Randy Johnson. They have three adult children.
In Medical Lake, two political newcomers are running for a soon-to-be vacant seat on the school board
Gerri Johnson, a boutique owner, and Lennelle Spillman, a paraprofessional educator, came out on top in August’s primary race for the District 1 seat. Whoever gets elected will serve a two-year term on the school board.
First-time primary candidates Gerri Johnson and Lennelle Spillman called for more transparency on school board and agree teachers should not carry guns in classrooms.