Auburn School District elections (2013)

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2013 Auburn School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Auburn School District
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Two seats were up for election on the Auburn Board of Directors. Seats in District 3 and 5 were on the November 5, 2013 general election ballot. Laurie Bishop and Lisa Connors ran unopposed and won these seats.

About the district

See also: Auburn School District, Washington
Auburn School District is located in King County, Washington
Auburn District is located in King County and a portion of Pierce County in northwestern Washington. The population of Auburn was 70,180 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

Auburn lags behind state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (21.9%) surpassed the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Auburn's median income at $56,677 while the state median income was $58,890. Auburn had a poverty rate of 13.6% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Auburn (%) Washington (%)
White 70.5 77.3
Black or African American 4.9 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.3 1.5
Asian 8.9 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.6 0.6
Two or More Races 5.4 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 12.9 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
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, 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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Auburn Board of Directors consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms. There was no primary election on August 6, 2013 and seats in Districts 3 and 5 were up for election on November 5, 2013. Voters will choose members for Districts 1, 2 and 4 on November 3, 2015.

Elections in Washington require candidates to pay filing fees equal to 1% of a position's annual salary. Board members in Auburn can be reimbursed up to $4,800 for district activities but do not receive salaries, which eliminates the filing fee. Candidates were required to file nominating petitions by May 17, 2013 to qualify for the November ballot. Each candidate could also submit a photo and statement of 100 words or less by August 23, 2013 for the county's local voter pamphlet[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Laurie Bishop
    • Graduate, Central Washington University
    • Controller, URS Corporation

  • Lisa Connors
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Washington
    • Executive assistant, Western Peterbilt

Results

Auburn Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 3, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLaurie Bishop 98.6% 10,660
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.4% 153
Total Votes 10,813
Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013


Auburn Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Connors Incumbent 98.5% 10,663
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.5% 163
Total Votes 10,826
Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[5]

Past elections

2011

Auburn Board of Directors, District 1, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRay Vefik 98.4% 11,096
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.6% 179
Total Votes 11,275
Source: King County Elections


Auburn Board of Directors, District 2, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Helgerson 98.5% 11,069
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.5% 169
Total Votes 11,238
Source: King County Elections


Auburn Board of Directors, District 4, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Baunach 62.9% 8,514
     Nonpartisan Ryan Anderson 36.5% 4,938
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.6% 87
Total Votes 13,539
Source: King County Elections

What was at stake?

Newcomer Laurie Bishop ran without opposition for the District 3 seat currently held by Janice Nelson, who did not file for re-election. Incumbent Lisa Connors won another term on the board in District 4 without opposition.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Auburn Board of Directors election in 2013:[4]

Deadline Event
April 29, 2013 First day to file nominating petitions by mail
May 13, 2013 First day to file nominating petitions online or in-person
May 17, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
August 6, 2013 Primary day
August 23, 2013 Last day to submit candidate materials for voter pamphlet
November 5, 2013 Election day
December 5, 2013 Certification of vote results

Additional elections on the ballot

The Auburn Board of Directors election shared the ballot with other local, county and state measures. Residents of Auburn cast ballots for Mayor and three City Council seats. Voters also saw the following King County offices on the ballot:

  • King County Executive
  • Metropolitan King County Council (Five seats)
  • King County Sheriff
  • King County Court of Appeals
  • King County Superior Court
  • Special districts
    • King County Airport
    • King County Fire Protection
    • King County Public Hospital
    • King County Water

King County voters cast ballots on renewing an existing levy to fund emergency medical services and a proposition to create a Department of Public Defense. There were also two statewide initiatives and five advisory votes on the November 5, 2013 ballot.[6]

See also

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