A candidate for Spokane School Board Seat 5, Spokane Public Schools in the 2023 Washington General Election, Nov. 7
City: Spokane, Washington
Education: Graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1990. Graduated from the University of Washington in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. Graduated from Northwestern University in 2000 with a dual master’s in business administration and engineering management.
Work experience: Worked in health care administration at CHAS Health for over 10 years. Has worked as a consultant at Community Link Consulting since January 2023.
Political experience: Appointed as a Spokane Public Schools board member in March 2017. Elected as Spokane Public Schools board member in November 2017.
Family: Married to Deborah Wiser. Has two children, one graduated from Spokane Public Schools and one currently attends a school in the district.
Campaign finance: Has raised about $3,500 Oct. 4, including a $1,000 transfer from a previous campaign and $1,200 from the statewide teacher’s union’s political action committee, Washington Education Association Political Action Committee.
Spokane School Board Chair Mike Wiser will serve a another term, securing over 60% of the votes counted election night.
In the only seat up for grabs this year, Spokane Public Schools board challenger said if elected, she could stretch the taxpayer dollar further for improved test scores, incumbent argues spending fuels student success.
Spokane School Board President Mike Wiser easily advanced to the November election in Tuesday’s primary and will face Realtor Ericka Lalka.
Voters have their pick among three candidates in this year’s primary election for the Spokane Public Schools seat occupied by Mike Wiser: the incumbent or one of two newcomers, Ericka Lalka and David Voltz.