Clover Park School District elections (2013)

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2013 Clover Park 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
Washington
Clover Park School District
Pierce County, Washington ballot measures
Washington local ballot measures
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Two seats were up for election on the Clover Park Board of Directors. Joseph Vlaming and Marty Schafer ran unopposed and won seats in Districts 3 and 4 on November 5, 2013.

About the district

See also: Clover Park School District, Washington
Clover Park School District is located in Pierce County, Washington
Clover Park School District is located south of Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington. The district serves students in Lakewood as well as Joint Base Lewis-McChord run by the U.S. Army.[1] The population of Lakewood was 58,163 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

Lakewood 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 Lakewood was $42,273 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 18.1% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (21.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Lakewood (%) Washington (%)
White 59.3 77.3
Black or African American 11.8 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.5
Asian 9 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2.6 0.6
Two or More Races 8.7 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 15.3 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 54.4 43.3
2008 54.9 42.8
2004 50.4 48.0
2000 51.4 44.0

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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Clover Park Board of Directors consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms. There was not a primary election on August 6, 2013 and the general election took place on November 5, 2013. Seats in Districts 1, 2 and 5 will be on the ballot 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 Clover Park School District 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 14, 2013 for the county's local voter pamphlet.[5]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Joseph Vlaming
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Washington
    • Facilities planner, Boeing Company

  • Marty Schafer
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Western Washington University and Golden Gate Theological Seminary
    • Sales, W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Election results

Clover Park Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 3, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Vlaming Incumbent 98.1% 7,469
     Nonpartisan Write-in candidates 1.9% 145
Total Votes 7,614
Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 25, 2013


Clover Park Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 4, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMarty Schafer Incumbent 98.2% 7,487
     Nonpartisan Write-in candidates 1.8% 136
Total Votes 7,623
Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 25, 2013

Endorsements

There were no endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[6]

Past elections

2011

Clover Park Board of Directors, District 1, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJose Salamanca 100% 8,673
Total Votes 8,673
Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 8, 2011 General Election," November 29, 2013


Clover Park Board of Directors, District 2, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarole K. Jacobs 100% 8,685
Total Votes 8,685
Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 8, 2011 General Election," November 29, 2013


Clover Park Board of Directors, District 5, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Wagemann 54.4% 5,608
     Nonpartisan Janet L. Caldwell 45.6% 4,702
Total Votes 10,310
Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 8, 2011 General Election," November 29, 2013

What was at stake?

Incumbents Joseph Vlaming and Marty Schafer won re-election without opposition to seats in Districts 3 and 4 on November 5, 2013.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Clover Park Board of Directors election in 2013:[5]

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 14, 2013 Last day to submit candidate materials for voter pamphlet
November 5, 2013 Election day
November 26, 2013 Certification of vote results

Additional elections on the ballot

The Clover Park Board of Directors election shared the ballot with other county and state elections. Residents of Lakewood voted for four seats on the City Council and one seat on the Lakewood Water District Commission. Three seats on the Port of Tacoma Commission were up for election on November 5, 2013. Voters also cast ballots for two statewide initiatives and five advisory votes that deal with changes to state tax policy.[5]

See also

External links

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