Fuse has endorsed Erin Georgen for Spokane School Director, Position 4. You can see what Fuse wrote about her below or on Fuse’s Progressive Voters Guide website.
- You can see the Fuse endorsement here: https://fusewashington.org/news/fuse-releases-2019-early-endorsements.
- You can see Erin on Fuse’s Progressive Voters Guide here: https://progressivevotersguide.com/washington/2019/primary/city/spokane/.
Below is the information featured on the Progressive Voters Guide.
Erin Georgen is running for Spokane School Board, Director Position 4. She is prioritizing the expansion of resources and interventions for struggling students, training staff in de-escalation techniques, and ensuring that students get more practical-skill and project-based education, including preparing kids to work in the clean energy economy. As someone who has worked at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation for many years, Georgen does not support arming campus resource officers because she doesn’t believe it makes students or staff safer when dealing with behavioral issues. Georgen’s background as a physical therapy assistant working with high needs patients also lends her experience in mental health and discipline issues in schools.
Georgen is running against Kevin Morrison and William “Bill” Baxley. Bill Baxley is a former educator who states that he’s running because he has time and loves Spokane. He has little detailed campaign information available. Morrison has worked in Spokane Public Schools for sixteen years and served seven years in the superintendent’s cabinet. He is prioritizing working with the city’s legislative partners to find budget solutions and to advocate for additional funding for special education and youth mental crisis care. While he is progressive on some issues, in our volunteer interviews he was evasive on the issue of arming school resources officers and he is not as strong on racial equity as Georgen.
We believe Erin Georgen is the best choice in this race because of her thoughtful analysis of equity in Spokane Public Schools.