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Allyson Lambert

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Allyson Lambert
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Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Seat D
Member-elect
Elections and appointments
Last electionOctober 1, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Master'sJudge Advocate School
J.D.University of Texas
Personal
ProfessionRetired, Judge Advocate General Officer
Allyson Lambert is the member-elect for the Seat D position on the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board up for general election on October 1, 2013. She defeated Seat G incumbent Charlie Leonelli and challenger April Johnson.

Biography

Lambert is a retired Judge Advocate General officer in the US Army. She earned her Master's degree from Judge Advocate School in Virginia and her law degree from the University of Texas. Lambert has two children enrolled in Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Elections (2013)

Lambert defeated two other candidate for the Seat D position in the general election on October 1, 2013.[2]

Fairbanks School Board, Seat D, October 1, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAllyson Lambert 39.3% 2,646
     Nonpartisan Charlie Leonelli 36% 2,424
     Nonpartisan April Johnson 22.8% 1,536
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.9% 130
Total Votes 6,736
Source: Fairbanks North Star Borough


Funding

As of September 25, 2013, Lambert had not disclosed any campaign finance expenditures or contributions to the Alaska Secretary of State.[3]

Endorsements

Lambert has not received any official endorsements for her campaign.

Campaign themes

2013

In an interview with the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Lambert explained her view on the district's most pressing issues:[4]

"I think the budget is always going to be one of the most important issues any time. I really think we need to take somewhat of an aggressive approach to find the money where we can and make sure we’re fiscally responsible with the money we do have. The superintendent has said the budget is going to be flatlined for like the next five years, but we need to go out and press hard and lobby for additional funding from both the state and local government to make sure our students have the resources to be competitive when they graduate."

What's at stake?

Three positions including the president position currently held by Kristina Brophy are up for election on October 1, 2013. The most significant controversy currently facing the school district is a Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly proposal to allow Fairbanks North Star Borough School District employees to carry firearms on campus.

Issues

Charter schools

The district has three charter schools.[5] The Chinook Charter School serves grades K-8 and utlizes a Montessori style education system.[6] The Effie Kokrine Charter School is a charter school serving students in grades 7-12 focusing on a college prepatory curriculum with a culture grounded in Alaska Native culture and traditions.[7] The Watershed School serves grades K-9 and emphasizes nature education as well as a traditional curriculum.[8]

Home school program

The district offers a homeschool program, Fairbanks B.E.S.T., which serves approximately 265 students.[9] B.E.S.T. offers staff to help parents with curricular development, students to participate in school activities, the opportunity to enroll in up to two classes at district schools, and 24/7 technical support.[10]

About the district

See also: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, Alaska
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The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is located Northeast of the Anchorage and the borough's land area is slightly larger than the state of New Jersey. According to the 2010 Census, it is home to approximately 97,581 residents.[11]


Demographics

2010 Census Data for Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska[12]
Race Kenai Peninsula Borough State of Alaska
White 77.7% 67.5%
Black or African American 5.3% 3.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 7.2% 14.8%
Asian 2.9% 5.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 1.2%
Two or more race 6.4% 7.1%
Hispanic or Latino 6.8% 6.1%

Fairbanks North Star Borough outperforms the rest of Alaska based on percentage of people below poverty level and high school graduation rates, while slightly underperforming the rest of Alaska in median household income. The median household income for Fairbanks North Star Borough is $68,922 when compared to $69,014 for the state of Alaska. The percentage of people below poverty level for Fairbanks North Star Borough is 7.8% while it is 9.5% for the state of Alaska. 93.0% of persons over the age of 25 have a high school degree, while 91.4% of Alaska residents have a high school degree. The 2010 U.S. Census found that 27.7% of Fairbanks North Star Borough residents aged 25 or older have a bachelor's degree, while the same rate is 27.2% for the state of Alaska.

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