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Al Talley

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Al Talley
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Renton Board of Directors, District 2
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 14
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 2001
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Al Talley currently represents District 2 on the Renton Board of Directors in Washington. He was first elected to the board in 2001. Talley won re-election to the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.


Talley has owned a janitorial business in Renton and mentored with Communities in Schools of Renton since 1996. He is also the former chairman of the Renton Chamber of Commerce.[1] Talley has children who have graduated from district schools and grandchildren currently enrolled in the district.[2]



See also: Renton School District elections (2013)


Talley sought re-election to the District 2 seat without opposition on November 5, 2013.


Renton Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 2, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAl Talley Incumbent 98.1% 14,760
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.9% 284
Total Votes 15,044
Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013


Talley reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[3]


Talley won a third term on the board, without opposition, on November 3, 2009.

Renton Board of Directors, District 2, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAl Talley Incumbent 98.1% 15,593
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.9% 307
Total Votes 15,900
Source: King County Elections

Campaign themes


Talley provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet for King County:[4]

"I see my responsibility is to work with the other Directors, to ensure all the students in the Renton School District get the best education possible. We set policies and oversee the Districts finances. We hire and evaluate the Superintendent based on the areas to achieve the best education for the students by the best staff in the education system. We establishes a structure which local circumstances creates an environment designed to ensure all students the opportunity to attain their maximum potential through a sound organizational framework."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Incumbents Talley and Pam Teal sought re-election to Districts 2 and 5 without opposition in the November 5, 2013 election.

About the district

See also: Renton School District, Washington
Renton School District is located in King County, Washington
Renton School District is located in the City of Renton in King County, Washington. The population of Renton was 90,927 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]


Renton lagged behind state averages for higher education achievement but outperformed state median income and poverty rates. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.3%) fell below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Renton's median income at $64,829 while the state median income was $58,890. Renton had a poverty rate of 10.8% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Renton (%) Washington (%)
White 54.6 77.3
Black or African American 10.6 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.5
Asian 21.2 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.8 0.6
Two or More Races 5.8 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 13.1 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 68.7 28.3
2008 70.0 28.0
2004 65.0 33.7
2000 60.0 34.4

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[7] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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