Amy Pivetta Hoffman
Hoffman earned a B.A. from the University of Washington in 2000 and a J.D. from the University of Montana in 2004. She currently runs a law practice in Puyallup specializing in business law and government affairs. Hoffman previously served as president of the Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council and a member of the Frederickson Land Use Advisory Commission.
- See also: Bethel School District elections (2013)
Hoffman sought election to the board against Rick E. Payne on November 5, 2013.
|Bethel Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 4, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Amy Pivetta Hoffman||72.6%||11,433|
|Nonpartisan||Rick E. Payne||26.5%||4,174|
|Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 25, 2013|
Hoffman reported $11,511.05 in contributions and $11,390.06 in expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission, which left her campaign with $120.99 on hand.
Hoffman provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Pierce County:
"Amy Pivetta Hoffman is running for our school board because she wants to help make a positive difference in the lives of our children.
Active in the Bethel School District, Amy has devoted countless hours to improve our community. Along the way, Amy has earned an excellent reputation for listening to other viewpoints, developing consensus, and then helping people come together with goals that reflect the best in our citizens and our communities.
We can count on Amy to use those same positive skills and attitudes to bring people together to help Bethel become a model for educational excellence. Amy will include parents in the planning of curriculum so we can together help our kids realize their full potential. Amy believes we have a responsibility to ensure our kids feel safe and secure in the classroom.
Amy Pivetta Hoffman will help build Bethel into the outstanding school system our kids deserve! Please cast your vote for the future of our kids – support Amy Pivetta Hoffman for Bethel School Board Director #4."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Incumbents Warren T. Smith and Stan Chapin won re-election to the board without opposition in Districts 1 and 3. Newcomers Pivetta and Rick E. Payne sought an unexpired two-year term in District 4. The District 4 seat was held by appointee Michael Audas, who did not file for election.
About the district
- See also: Bethel School District, Washington
Pierce County lags behind the rest of Washington based on median income and higher education achievement while outperforming the state poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Pierce County was $58,824 while the state median income was $58,890. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (23.6%) was lower than the state average (31.4%). The city's poverty rate was 11.6% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate.
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- Pierce County Auditor, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," Accessed October 2, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," Accessed December 17, 2013
- The Bellingham Herald, "Our choices for Tacoma, Puyallup, Bethel schools," October 8, 2013
- Pierce County Democrats, "Pierce County Democrats Release Updated Endorsements for Nov. Ballot!," October 15, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Pierce County, Accessed October 24, 2013
- Pierce County Elections, "Archived Elections," Accessed August 5, 2013