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Cascade schools: 12-year incumbent draws first-ever challenger

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LEAVENWORTH — A challenger for the Cascade School District believes the board needs some new blood, while the incumbent hopes to continue shepherding projects that began during her tenure.

Cindy Puckett, 55, is a first-time candidate seeking the chair now occupied by Teddy Rieke, 43, who’s been reelected without opposition three times since she was first appointed in 2002.

Puckett, a Leavenworth native, is a merchandise manager for Dan’s Food Market and a former title clerk. She said she wanted…

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