Angelica M. Alvarez
|Angelica M. Alvarez|
|Highline Board of Directors, District 2|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
Alvarez earned a B.A. in education from Goddard College. She worked for a decade with the Merced County Office of Education and currently works as a PreK-3rd grade systems coach at Puget Sound Educational Service District. Alvarez and her husband, Ernesto, have four children.
- See also: Highline Public Schools elections (2013)
Alvarez sought a second term on the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.
|Highline Public Schools, Four-year term, District 2, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Angelica M. Alvarez Incumbent||98.5%||18,276|
|Source: King County Elections, "Certified Results," November 25, 2013|
Alvarez reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Alvarez won election to the board without opposition on November 3, 2009.
|Highline Board of Directors, District 2, November 3, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Angelica M. Alvarez||98.3%||17,996|
|Source: King County Elections|
Alvarez provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in King County:
"I was born and raised in San Luis, Arizona to migrant field workers. I began working in social services and education over 20 years ago. I dedicated ten years to the Merced County (CA) Office of Education, 13 years to Child Care Resources and currently am employed by Puget Sound Educational Service District. The vision I have long held is that the Highline School District should be working towards creating a world-class education system, providing students with the tools needed to succeed in the 21st century. My priorities on the Highline School Board include:
I believe it is important to serve and regenerate the community."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
About the district
- See also: Highline Public Schools, Washington
Burien lags behind the rest of Washington based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Burien was $51,858 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 14.5% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (26.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
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- King County Elections, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 3, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Highline Public Schools, "District Information," accessed October 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Burien," accessed October 24, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed August 1, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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.