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Medical Lake School Board District 4

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Ron Cooper 1,263 55.61%
Mark Hudson 1,008 44.39%

* 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

Ron Cooper

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated from Medical Lake High School. Earned a bachelor’s in education with a teaching certificate from Eastern Washington University.

Work experience: Medical Lake School District game board operator, substitute teacher and custodian.

Political experience: Served as a Medical Lake School Board member since 2006. Elected to represent school board members from Director Area 10 in the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

Family: Married to Heidi Cooper. Has two children who attended Medical Lake schools.

Campaign finance: Received a $1,200 donation from the Washington Education Association.

Mark Hudson

Medical Lake, Washington

Education: Graduated Hillsboro High School in Oregon. Earned a doctorate in social research at Omega Graduate School.

Work experience: Pastor at Medical Lake Community Church. Served in U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married to Teresa Hudson. Has three children.

Campaign finance: Did not accept campaign donations this election.

Complete Coverage

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