A candidate for Cheney School Board District 5, Cheney School District in the 2023 Washington General Election, Nov. 7
Education: Graduated from Cheney High School in 1978. Graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Work experience: Commercial real estate broker with NAI Black for over 40 years.
Political experience: Elected Cheney Public Schools board member in 2015 and re-elected in 2019.
Family: Married to Kris Swenson. Has eight children. Five of his kids graduated from schools in the district.
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