Ed Barney

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Ed Barney
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Federal Way Board of Education, District 1
Former member
Term ends
November 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 2001
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University
ProfessionJob coach
Office website
Ed Barney is a former member of the Federal Way Public Schools Board of Education in Washington. He was first elected to the board in 2001. Barney lost his re-election bid against challenger Geoffery Z. McAnalloy on November 5, 2013.


Barney earned a B.A. in accounting from Brigham Young University. He works as a job coach for Deseret Industries as well as a board member for the KCDA co-op. Barney and his wife, Barbara, have five children who graduated from district schools.[1]



See also: Federal Way Public Schools elections (2013)


Barney sought a fourth term on the board against challenger Geoffery Z. McAnalloy in the November 5, 2013 general election.


Federal Way Board of Directors, District 1, Four-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGeoffery Z. McAnalloy 52.7% 10,733
     Nonpartisan Ed Barney Incumbent 46.8% 9,528
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 93
Total Votes 20,354
Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013


The Bellingham Herald endorsed Barney for the November 5, 2013 general election.[2]


Barney reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[3]


Barney won re-election against challenger Bill Pirkle in the November 3, 2009 general election.[4]

Federal Way Board of Education, District 1, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEd Barney Incumbent 60.3% 13,447
     Nonpartisan Bill Pirkle 39.7% 8,870
Total Votes 22,317
Source: King County Elections

Campaign themes


Barney provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in King County:[5]

"As a father and grandfather I understand the importance of the educational needs of all students.

Federal Way Public Schools has reached out and reduced the achievement and education gaps, reached out into the community to bring parents and community members into our schools and we have worked with businesses, community leaders and families to create a more open environment for all in our schools.

We have high expectations for our district. That is why I’ve worked successfully to raise student achievement, increase access to more rigorous coursework and support innovative programs.

We have successfully refinanced bonds, saving taxpayers millions of dollars; won a $40 million regional grant through the Road Map initiative to improve student access to early learning, Science Technology Engineering and Math, and college/career pathway opportunities.

I have seen firsthand the struggles individuals face without the educational supports as a youth and the struggles they face in the work force today. As a school board member I will continue to bring programs and opportunities to all students. Our children are our most valuable asset we must provide for their educational needs.

My focus is parental involvement, academic success, and support for all to overcome academic barriers."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Incumbent Barney sought a fourth term in the District 1 seat against challenger Geoffery Z. McAnalloy. Newcomers Carol Gregory and Medgar Wells ran for the District 4 seat currently held by Angela Griffin, who did not file for election.


The Board of Education is facing increased scrutiny from local residents over travel spending and the recent removal of Tony Moore from the board presidency. At a board meeting on October 15, parents confronted the board over $60,000 in travel expenses accrued as part of the district's participation in the Global Partnership for Education. Board members argued that trips to Europe and Asia were necessary to study international education while critics argued that the money could have been used for classroom resources.

The board voted 3-2 at the October 15 meeting to remove Moore as president after his arrest in September for felony theft.[6] Moore was indicted by an Oregon jury on August 23 on charges that he conspired to steal $150,000 worth of commercial tires for his salvage business.[7]

About the district

See also: Federal Way Public Schools, Washington
Federal Way Public Schools is located in King County, Washington
Federal Way Public Schools is located in the City of Federal Way in King County, Washington. The population of Federal Way was 89,306 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[8]


Federal Way lagged behind state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (25.4%) fell below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Federal Way's median income at $55,846 while the state median income was $58,890. Federal Way had a poverty rate of 15.4% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[8]

Racial Demographics, 2012[8]
Race Federal Way (%) Washington (%)
White 57.5 77.3
Black or African American 9.7 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.5
Asian 14.2 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2.7 0.6
Two or More Races 6.6 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 16.2 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[9]
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.[10]

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