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West Valley School Board District 3

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Amy Anselmo 3,022 63.58%
S. John Dubois 1,731 36.42%

* 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

Amy Anselmo

Spokane Valley, Washington

Education: Graduated from East Valley High School in 1992. Graduated from Spokane Community College in 1994 with an associate degree. Graduated from Washington State University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2004 with a master’s in teaching. Received a master’s in administration from Whitworth University in 2020. Received National Boards certification in 2017 and renewed in 2021.

Work experience: Teacher at Reynolds School District in Oregon for five years. Stay-at-home mom for seven years. Worked as a substitute teacher in Spokane Public Schools for about two years. Currently a teacher at Spokane Public Schools for the past eight years.

Political experience: Served as her school’s Spokane Education Association representative for three years.

Family: Single. Has two children; one graduated from West Valley and the other attends a school in the district.

S. John Dubois

Spokane, Washington

Education: Graduated Jetson High School in Texas in 1992. Graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2013 with a master’s degree in industrial organizational psychology.

Work experience: Worked as a recruiter at the University of Phoenix for two years. Freelanced as a mortgage broker for eight years. Worked at Grand Canyon University as a recruiter for four years and in quality assurance for four years. Works as a supervisor at 988 crisis line at Frontier Behavioral Health for the past 7½ years.

Political experience: Parent Teacher Organization president at Seth Woodard Elementary School since January. Elected vice president of a homeowners association in Phoenix, served two years and elected president for two years. Elected president of another homeowners association for three years.

Family: Married to Stephanie DuBois and has six kids.

Complete Coverage

Teacher and crisis line supervisor on the ballot for West Valley School Board

With ever-so-slight distinctions between their positions, a crisis line supervisor and a teacher, both district parents, are vying for the sole open seat on West Valley’s school board.

School board races in Spokane, West Valley show victors; Cheney and Deer Park unclear

Spokane School Board President Mike Wiser easily advanced to the November election in Tuesday’s primary and will face Realtor Ericka Lalka.

3 newcomers running for a seat on the West Valley School Board

With no incumbent, three newcomers face off in the West Valley School Board primary: educator Amy Anselmo, mental health advocate S. John Dubois and home-schooler Tricia Phillips. Each offers varying positions topics of supporting students’ mental health struggles, the district’s role in sex education and addressing school shootings.