Gary Fancher announces candidacy for School Board, challenging longest tenured incumbent

On May 19, 2017, North Bend resident Gary Fancher announced his candidacy for Snoqualmie Valley School Board Director, District #4, stating he would “work with his fellow directors to bring a meaningful and challenging education to every child in our district regardless of economics, background, language, or ability.”

He will challenge the longest tenured member of the SVSD school board, Marci Busby.

Via press release Gary commented:

“I will listen and reflect the voice of our community, work collaboratively with fellow directors, and provide support for our classroom teachers so that each child receives an opportunity for a world-class education that prepares each one for post-secondary choices, tomorrows workforce, and a productive contributing life. My commitment is to put kids first. Period.”

Fancher has resided in North Bend for 14 years with his wife Jennifer and two sons. He serves as the Chair of the North Bend City Planning Commission and community representative on the Mountains to Sound Greenway Middle Fork Gateway Group.  He also organized and sponsored the King County Executive Forum at Twins Falls Middle School, served as the founding Secretary of the Upper Snoqualmie Valley Elk Management Group, and has experience serving as the legislative chair for the Opstad Elementary PTSA.

His work experience includes IT Program Management, management positions in mortgage and retail banking policy, corporate training, and taking his turn being the stay at home parent to his two sons.

Prior to moving to Washington, Gary was a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team and Los Angeles Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team.

Fancher says his experience shows his commitment and lifelong purpose for community service and to his family.

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