|Former candidate for|
|Kent School Board, District 5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||August 6, 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of Phoenix|
Goers earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She currently works as a commercial banker.
- See also: Kent School District elections (2013)
|Kent School Board, General, District 5, Four-year term, 2013|
|Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013|
Goers placed third during the August 6, 2013 primary for District 5 and failed to advance to the November 5, 2013 general election.
|Kent School Board, Primary, District 5, 2013|
|Source: King County Elections, "August 6, 2013 Primary Election," August 20, 2013|
Goers reported $2,067.85 in contributions and $2,067.85 in expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission, which left her campaign with no cash on hand.
Goers's campaign website listed the following endorsements in the 2013 campaign:
- Gwen Allen-Carston
- Joey Brewer
- Charles Carston
- Candace Conaty
- Shelley Cook
- Dini Duclos
Goers provided a statement of principles for the King County Local Voters' Pamphlet:
"My grandmother was a teacher and my mother has taught and was a K-12 principal and I understand the crucial role our teachers play on our education team. I care deeply about our schools, our residents and our students. Our family has championed three daughters through the Kent School system. I have many years of community involvement and 20 years of business banking experience. These experiences have provided me with a unique skill set that can add value to the decision making required on the School Board. I value open communication between citizens and their elected officials and, if elected, will be available to the community. I will advocate for our students, parents, teachers and all of us who rely on the School Board for common sense decision making."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Agda Burchard ran unopposed for the District 4 seat. She was appointed to the office in 2012 and sought her first full term in office. Bruce Elliott and Maya Vengadasalam sought the District 5 seat currently held by Tim Clark. Clark did not file for re-election because he is running to be the Mayor of Kent.
About the district
- See also: Kent School District, Washington
Kent lagged behind state averages for higher education achievement and median income while lagging behind in poverty levels. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (25.3%) fell below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Kent's median income at $58,622 while the state median income was $58,890. Kent had a poverty rate of 15.6% 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 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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- Kent County Elections, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed August 9, 2013
- King County Elections, "August 2013 Primary Election Results," accessed August 9, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Goers for Kent Schools, "Endorsements," accessed August 9, 2013 (timed out)
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Kent," accessed August 1, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed August 9, 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.