Board Officer Elections

Bylaws state that the WSSDA Board will have four officers who serve one-year terms: president, president-elect, vice president, and immediate past president. The vice president is elected from the east side of the Cascade mountains in even-numbered years and from the west side of the Cascades in odd-numbered years. A school director can’t simultaneously serve as a board officer and as a statewide elected official or member of the state Legislature. If an officer seat becomes vacant for any reason, a special election is held. Learn more about the duties of board officers.

Committee Nominees

After completing applications and interviews with WSSDA’s Nominating Committee, all applicants were recommended by the committee and added to the ballot for September’s WSSDA board officer elections.

Danny Edwards
Committee Candidate
Michelle Perry
Committee Candidate
Vice President
Derek Sarley
Committee Candidate
Vice President

At-large candidates

The window for accepting nominations for at-large candidates is open July 1 and closes at  4 p.m. on July 14, 2020. At-large candidates would be those who did not participate in the WSSDA Nominating Committee’s application process. At-large candidates will be added to the ballot if:

  1. Five nominations are received
  2. The nominations are submitted by at least one member of five Washington school boards, including the nominee’s own board 
  3. The nominations are emailed to the WSSDA Executive Director by 4 p.m. on July 14, 2020.

At-large nominees will be notified of their acceptance as candidates within one day of qualifying. Once accepted, at-large candidates may begin campaigning.


Look for an email on September 1 with a link to your personal online ballot. The election closes at 4 p.m. on October 1, 2020. 

2020 Elections Timeline

Apr. 27 – May 26
Call for candidates 

June 26
Candidate interviews

June 30
List of committee nominees announced

July 1-14
At-large nominations period

July 15
Final list of candidates announced

July 15 – Oct. 1
Campaign period

Sept. 1 – Oct. 1
Officer elections

Oct. 2
Election results announced

Oct. 7-21
Run-off elections (if needed)

Oct. 23
Results announced (in case of run-off)

Nov. 18
Elections for director area representatives (WSSDA board members) and elected committees

Staff Contact

Sean Duke