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Gerry Ashby

A candidate for Deer Park School Board District 4, Deer Park School District in the 2023 Washington General Election, Nov. 7

Age: 59

City: Deer Park, Washington

Education: Graduated from Riverside High School in 1983, earned a bachelor's in engineering science of aerospace structures from United States Air Force Academy in 1989, earned a master's in space operations with systems engineering from United States Air Force Institute of Technology in 1996, earned a master's in information technology with systems engineering from Strayer University in 2010.

Work Experience: Spent 24 years in the Air Force. Was a systems engineer with MITRE Corporation for 7 years. Is currently a solar/electrical contractor, hay farmer, and part-time Deer Park Home Link teacher.

Political Experience: Ran unsuccessfully for Deer Park School Board in 2015, also against Carri Breckner.

Family: Married to LaCinda Ashby. Has one daughter.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Gerry Ashby 1,552 53.17%
Carri Breckner 1,367 46.83%

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