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Wednesday, October 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Christie Querna

Personal: Age 50 … born in Bremerton, Wash., and raised in Seattle … former high school teacher and textbook writer … .. chairwoman of Spokane School District’s Gifted Education Parent Advisory Committee … chairwoman of district’s Human Growth and Development Committee … .. Lewis and Clark High School Booster Club board … YMCA board … Juvenile Diabetes Advisory Board … Junior League sustaining member … married, three children.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English education, University of Washington.

Finances: Had raised $9,820 as of Sept. 5. Spokane doctors, stockbrokers and attorneys are largest donors. U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt and his wife, Mary Beth, gave $50.

Issues: Special education children in regular classrooms: OK, as long as it benefits the disabled child and doesn’t deter the other children’s learning.

Safe schools: Believes the district is taking appropriate steps.

Computers-in-schools tax: Voted for it in 1994. Supports running the levy again.

Her guiding lights: High expectations for all children. Increased communication between school board and community.

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