|Northshore School Board, District 5|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Profession||Freelance web designer|
Cast earned a B.S. in Business Management before starting her career in project management. She worked for AT&T and McCaw Cellular before beginning her current career as a freelance web designer. Cast has been an executive board member for three PTAs in the district. She has three children who are currently attending district schools.
Cast ran unopposed for the District 5 seat on the board in the November 5, 2013.
|Northshore School Board, Four-year term, District 5, 2013|
|Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013|
Cast reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Cast provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in King County:
"As a 20 year resident of Northshore School District – and a mother of three children in the district – I am highly invested in its success. I'm running for School Board Director to ensure all our resources are dedicated to providing the highest quality education.
My priorities include: offering continually improving curriculum & programs to prepare our students for the modern economy; maintaining the financial health of the District; and providing a balanced approach towards programs and management across our diverse district.
In order to run a District of nearly 20,000 students, it’s important to ask the Tough Questions. It’s also critical to have a Director that will listen to all possible solutions to the Tough Problems. I believe all stakeholders in the process -- whether they be teachers, parents, students, or area businesses -- have valuable insights to lend.
I respectfully ask for your vote."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Julia Lacey dropped out of the District 1 race on August 22, 2013 due to relocation outside of the district. Challenger Kimberly D'Angelo was the only active candidate in the race though Lacey's name appeared on the ballot. Incumbent Sandy R. Hayes ran unopposed for re-election to the District 4 seat. The District 5 race only featured Cast as incumbent Todd M. Banks filed for election but withdrew his name on May 20, 2013 to focus on his small business.
About the district
- See also: Northshore School District, Washington
Bothell outperforms state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (42.9%) exceeds the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Bothell's median income at $70,935 while the state median income was $58,890. Bothell had a poverty rate of 7.3% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Amy Cast for School Board, "All About Amy," accessed August 27, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- King County Elections, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 9, 2013
- Bothell Reporter, "Northshore school board incumbent drops from race due to relocation," August 26, 2013
- Bothell Reporter, "Only one of three races for Northshore School Board garners multiple candidates," June 14, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Bothell," accessed August 26, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed August 1, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014