The Spokane Public Schools board member who allegedly clipped a bicyclist and hit multiple other objects while driving drunk on June 21 will not run for state office.
“I am not intending to run for any elected position at this time,” said Paul Schneider, 42, in a text message.
Schneider filed to run as a Democrat against Republican incumbent Sen. Michael Baumgartner in early June. The 6th Legislative District election won’t occur until November 2018.
According to Public Disclosure Commission records, Schneider had yet to raise any money for the 2018 race.
The Spokane County Democrats haven’t endorsed anyone in the race because it is so far off, Chairman Andrew Biviano said.
Asked if he planned to remain on the school board, Schneider said he has “not had time to consider that.”
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox
Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.