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Mead School Board District 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Alan Nolan 10,538 54.80%
Denny Denholm 8,691 45.20%

* 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

Alan Nolan

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1992. Received master’s degree in International Relations from Alabama-based Troy State University in 2005.

Work Experience: Retired from the United States Air Force. Now co-owns an interior design business with his wife.

Political Experience: First run for office.

Family: Married to Wendy Nolan. Has three sons who currently attend Mead district schools.

Campaign Finance: Has raised $16,012 as of Sept. 25. Notable donors include developer Harley Douglas, Swinging Doors owner Robert Materne, former owner of Alton’s Tires Duane Alton, Assistant Spokane Police Chief Justin Lundgren and the Spokane Home Builders Association.

Denny Denholm

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated from East Lake High School in Cleveland Ohio in 1965. He spent a year at a military school from 1965-1966. Received an associate’s degree in 1973 from Spokane Community College.

Work Experience: Retired. Co-founder of ATS medical supply company. Vice-President of Sales and Operations at IDS industrial distribution company, now defunct.

Political Experience: 25 years on the Mead School Board. Former Parent-Teach Organization president at a Mead district school.

Family: Married to Genia Denholm. All four of their adult children attended Mead schools.

Campaign Finance: Has raised $6,850 as of Sept. 25. A notable donor is former Mead School Board member Carmen Green.

Complete Coverage

Longtime Mead school board incumbent faces first challenge in 25 years; candidates differ on funding and many other issues

In his 25 years on the Mead School Board, Denny Denholm has never faced an opponent. This November, he faces Alan Nolan in a referendum on his long years of service.