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Medical Lake School Board District 1

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Gerri Johnson 1,527 69.13%
Lennelle Spillman 682 30.87%

* 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

Gerri Johnson

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: GED through Spokane Community College, “two-year early childhood certificate.”

Work experience: Self-employed boutique owner, former farm worker and day care worker.

Political experience: First run for office. Volunteered with nonprofit ReImagine Medical Lake.

Family: Married to Randy Johnson. They have three adult children.




Lennelle Spillman

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Medical Lake High School in 1998. Earned a bachelor’s in Christian education in 2002 from Northwest University and a master’s in children’s and family ministry in 2016 from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

Work experience: 10 years as an employee with Cheney School District as an assistant cook and cashier, instructional para-educator and secretary.

Political experience: First run for officce. Spent four years as a volunteer reading to children at Hallett Elementary School.

Family: Single. No children.





Complete Coverage

In Medical Lake, two political newcomers are running for a soon-to-be vacant seat on the school board

Gerri Johnson, a boutique owner, and Lennelle Spillman, a paraprofessional educator, came out on top in August’s primary race for the District 1 seat. Whoever gets elected will serve a two-year term on the school board. 

Medical Lake School Board candidates differ on sex ed, religion in the classroom

First-time primary candidates Gerri Johnson and Lennelle Spillman called for more transparency on school board and agree teachers should not carry guns in classrooms.