Angelica M. Alvarez

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Angelica M. Alvarez
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Highline Board of Directors, District 2
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGoddard College
ProfessionSystems coach
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Angelica M. Alvarez currently represents District 2 on the Highline Board of Directors in Washington. She ran for re-election unopposed in the November 5, 2013 general election. Alvarez was first elected to the board in 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.[1]



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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAngelica M. Alvarez Incumbent 98.5% 18,276
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.5% 276
Total Votes 18,552
Source: King County Elections, "Certified Results," November 25, 2013


Alvarez reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[2]


Alvarez won election to the board without opposition on November 3, 2009.

Highline Board of Directors, District 2, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAngelica M. Alvarez 98.3% 17,996
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.7% 310
Total Votes 18,306
Source: King County Elections

Campaign themes


Alvarez provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in King County:[1]

"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:

  • Academic success for all children regardless of their ethnic and social background.
  • Promoting pathways to improve the transition between early childhood education and the school system.
  • Collaborative partnerships between school staff and parents that demonstrate inclusiveness and builds leadership within the academic institution.

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?

Incumbent Alvarez won re-election to the board without opposition in District 2. Susan Goding defeated challenger Miles Partman to retain her District 3 seat.

About the district

See also: Highline Public Schools, Washington
Highline Public Schools is located in King County, Washington
Highline Public Schools is a school district in King County, Washington with administrative offices in Burien. The district serves students in communities throughout the southwestern portion of the county including Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac.[3] The population of Burien was 33,313 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


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%).[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Burien (%) Washington (%)
White 63.5 77.3
Black or African American 5.9 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.5 1.5
Asian 9.9 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.8 0.6
Two or More Races 5.9 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 20.7 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
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 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.[6][7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 King County Elections, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 3, 2013
  2. Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
  3. Highline Public Schools, "District Information," accessed October 2, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Burien," accessed October 24, 2013
  5. King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed August 1, 2013
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. 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.