|Eric J. Keller
* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.
About The Race
- 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.
Education: Earned bachelor’s of science degree from Iowa State University in 1971.
Work experience: Retired. Engineer and manager for Stevens County Public Utility District, with 33 years of experience. Production Manager for Prestress Concrete Company from 1973 to 1976. Previously on board of Tri-County Christian Center and Deer Park School District building committee. Church ministry speaker for Gideons. Former U.S. Army captain with active duty in Germany from 1971-1973 and six additional years in Army Reserves.
Political experience: Has served as a precinct committee officer for the Republican Party.
Family: Married to Penny Price and has two children. Both attended Deer Park School District.
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Spokane School Board President Mike Wiser easily advanced to the November election in Tuesday’s primary and will face Realtor Ericka Lalka.
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