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Deer Park School Board District 4

Election Results

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

* 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

The Candidates

Gerry Ashby

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.

Carri Breckner

Deer Park, Washington

Education: Graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1993. Received an associate degree and cosmetology license from Spokane Community College in 1996.

Work Experience: Has worked as a cosmetologist since 1997.

Political Experience: Won current Deer Park School Board seat in 2007 and has been re-elected every four years since.

Family: Married to Rod Breckner. Has three children.

Complete Coverage

Teacher-district relations, growth, funding debated in Deer Park School Board race

A Deer Park School District employee says he’s running for a school board seat to increase communication with teachers and bring more urgency to the leadership. He faces an experienced incumbent who says the district is moving in a positive – and fiscally responsible – direction.