|North Thurston School Board, District 2|
|Years in position||21|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 1993|
|Bachelor's||Portland State University|
|Master's||Oregon State University|
Namit earned a B.S. in History from Portland State University. He later earned a M.Ed. from Oregon State University, a Master's degree in Communications from Michigan State University and M.B.A. from the University of Puget Sound. Namit is an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University as well as the president of Strategem LLC. He also serves on the Decision-making Task Force for the National School Boards Foundation.
Namit sought a sixth term on the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.
|North Thurston School Board, Four-year term, District 2, 2013|
|Source: Thurston County Auditor, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 26, 2013|
Namit reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Namit won re-election to the District 2 seat without opposition on November 3, 2009.
|North Thurston School Board, District 2, November 3, 2009|
|Source: Thurston County Auditor|
Namit provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Thurston County:
"I am the incumbent school director, and would love to receive your vote to retain the position. I want to ensure district innovation, such as the implementation of the new teacher-principal evaluation system, and the district's continued effective schools initiative. Our district's math and science scores are increasing, and this year we have two National Merit semi-finalists. Since 2009, our district has seen a 60-point increase in the SAT scores of its students, with 20 percent more students taking the test. I want to make sure that there is greater rigor in our curriculum.
The District has seen a 600 student increase over the last few years. I want to see that the district remains a good steward of public dollars. With staff cooperation, refinancing and efficiency we have managed to build the district's reserves by over 6 percent in the last few years."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Incumbents Namit and Aaron K. Owada won re-election without opposition to the District 2 and 3 seats on November 5, 2013.
About the district
Olympia lags behind the state average for higher education achievement but outperforms median income and poverty rates. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.8%) is lower than the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Lacey's median income at $59,572 while the state median income was $58,890. Olympia had a poverty rate of 10.1% 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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- North Thurston Public Schools, "Chuck Namit," accessed September 25, 2013
- 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: Lacey," 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