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Deer Park School Board District 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Craig Phillips 1,781 60.83%
Gina Langbehn 1,147 39.17%

* 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

Craig Phillips

Deer Park, Washington

Education: Graduated from Deer Park High School in 2001. Attended classes at Eastern Washington University for two years. Graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2007 with a bachelor of science in biblical studies.

Work experience: Worked in retail for 10 years. Was a youth pastor for 17 years. Works full-time as a school custodian with the Mead School District.

Political experience: Appointed to fill vacancy on Deer Park School Board in November 2022.

Family: Married to Amy Philips. Has two children.

Gina Langbehn

Deer Park, Washington

Education: Graduated from Central Valley High School in 1997. Earned associate degree from Spokane Community College in surgical technology.

Work experience: Currently a preschool teacher’s aide at Precious Little Lambs Preschool. Has been a Realtor with Real Estate Marketplace for the past nine years. Has worked in the medical community in both Spokane and Western Washington.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married to Jason Langbehn. Has two children.

Complete Coverage

Safety, artificial intelligence, funding dominate Deer Park School Board race

Deer Park voters have the choice between a preschool teacher and real estate agent, Gina Langbehn, and a previous youth pastor and current school custodian with the Mead School District, Craig Phillips, for a November school board election.