|Former candidate for|
|Olympia Board of Directors, District 5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||City University of Seattle|
Tomlinson earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from City University of Seattle. He currently works as an IT specialist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Tomlinson is involved with community groups like the Olympia Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and Olympia Masonic Lodge. He and his wife, Mary Jane, have two children and three grandchildren.
- See also: Olympia School District elections (2013)
Tomlinson sought election to the board against incumbent Eileen Thomson on November 5, 2013.
|Olympia Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 3, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Eileen Thomson Incumbent||72.2%||11,422|
|Source: Thurston County Auditor, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 26, 2013|
Tomlinson reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Tomlinson sought election to the Olympia City Council but lost to Jim Cooper for the Position 7 seat:
|Olympia City Council, Position 7, 2011|
|Source: Thurston County Auditor|
Tomlinson provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Thurston County:
"Since 1977 my wife Mary and I have opened up our home to countless families as a state licensed childcare playing a vital role in children's early development. Building up on this emphasis on early childhood education my goal is to deliver quality education to every student through reduced elementary class sizes, full-day kindergarten, procuring resources to improve school safety, and more music and PE offerings.
I am committed to investing in At-Risk students, technology investments, and staff development. The K-4 math curriculum, athletics and activities, and a better public health nurse presence are priorities for me along with improved security.
Together we can make OSD number one in the state. I will pursue appropriate education funding, promote teacher/parent collaboration, and bringing accountability to the Board. I am truly interested in devoting my time and talents to meeting this challenge, and I stand ready and willing to serve."
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: Olympia School District, Washington
Olympia outperforms the state average for higher education achievement but lags behind median income and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (43.3%) exceeds the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Olympia's median income at $52,371 while the state median income was $58,890. Olympia had a poverty rate of 15.8% 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 section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Brian + Tomlinson + Olympia + Schools"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Washington school districts
- Olympia School District, Washington
- Olympia School District elections (2013)
- Elect Brian Tomlinson, "About," accessed September 25, 2013
- The Olympian, "Olympia businessman Tomlinson to run for City Council," March 1, 2011
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Thurston County Auditor, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed September 25, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Olympia," accessed September 25, 2013
- Thurston County Auditor, "Election Information and History," accessed September 25, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014