* 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
- Nine Mile Falls, Washington
Education: Graduated from Cheney High School in 1987. Has received various technical and trade training.
Work experience: Has worked in the natural gas industry for over 30 years and has served in his current role at Avista for 25 years, all in and around the Spokane area.
Political experience: First run for office. He has served on the Nine Mile Falls School District's facility advisory committee since 2015.
Family: Married to Karen Wuesthoff. They have three daughters who went through the Nine Mile Falls school system and graduated in 2016, 2019 and 2021.
- Deer Park, Washington
Education: Graduated from Deer Park High School in 1988.
Work Experience: Works as price coordinator at a local Rosauers grocery story since 2014. Held department managerial positions prior to current role. Stay-at-home mother when children were younger.
Political experience: First run for office.
Family: Married to John Harper. Has four children, two of whom have attended or are currently attending schools in the district. Has four grandchildren.
Two candidates for a seat on the Nine Mile Falls School Board are calling for different levels of change to the district that surrounds both sides of the Spokane River in Spokane and Stevens counties.