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Riverside School Board District 5

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Peter Finn 2,027 63.90%
Tommy Mowles 1,145 36.10%

* 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

Peter Finn

Chattaroy, Washington

Education: Received his GED in 2005 before earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Work experience: Worked for Merrill Lynch for seven years before opening Finn Wealth Management in 2022. He’s a certified private wealth adviser and is a chartered retirement planning counselor and a chartered adviser in philanthropy.

Political experience: First run for office.

Family: Married to Brittney Finn. Has four young children.

Tommy Mowles

Deer Park, Washington

Education: Graduated from Aransas Pass High School in Texas in 1971 and earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Sam Houston State University. He also holds a master’s in education administration from Texas A&M University.

Work experience: Retired after a 42-year career in education. He was a music teacher for many years and a band director for 12 years, as well as an elementary school principal for 20 years.

Political experience: Appointed to his seat on the Riverside School Board in January 2022.

Family: Married to Jill Mowles. Has three grown children.

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