Voters Are Invited to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate Forum

09 May 2024 1:30 PM | Anonymous

Seattle, WA Candidates vying to be the next State Superintendent of Public Schools in the primary election will face the public at a forum on the evening of May 20. Voters and all interested members of the public are invited to attend the forum at Ridgeline High School in Spokane.   

The League of Women Voters of Washington, in coordination with the Central Valley School District and the LWV of the Spokane Area, is presenting the candidate forum.The forum will take place at the Ridgeline High School auditorium at 20150 E Country Vista Dr, Liberty Lake, WA 99019 at 6:30 p.m.   

The Superintendent of Public Instruction is charged with ensuring all children in Washington state receive the best education possible, said LWVWA President Mary Coltrane. The League urges voters to learn how the candidates plan to do thisand choose the person they believe is the most qualified. 

Jean Richardson, LWV of Spokane Area President added, “Democracy cannot bedelegated. Informed voting is a choice.  The League of Women Voters of the Spokane Area is pleased to provide an opportunity for eastern Washington voters to meet the candidates for this important office and hear from the candidates directly and in person.” 

The forum will be televised live on TVW and streamed on its website at The event is open to the public, and a panel of students will ask questions of the candidates. Voters can submit questions or issues they would like to see addressed by email to 

All candidates for the office have been invited The following candidates have confirmed their participation: 

  • David Olsen 

  • Chris Reykdal 

  • Reid Saaris 

  • David Spring 

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