Edmonds School District elections (2013)

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2013 Edmonds 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
Edmonds School District
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Two seats on the Edmonds School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Seats in Districts 2 and 4 were on the general election ballot. Ann McMurray ran unopposed and won the District 2 seat while Susan Phillips defeated Leticia Solis for the District 4 seat.

About the district

See also: Edmonds School District, Washington
Edmonds School District is located in Snohomish County, Washington
The City of Edmonds in Snohomish County is located along the Puget Sound in northwestern Washington. The population of Edmonds was 39,698 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

Edmonds outpaced state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (43.6%) is above the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Edmonds's median income at $72,452 while the state median income was $58,890. Edmonds had a poverty rate of 7.8% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Edmonds (%) Washington (%)
White 83.4 77.3
Black or African American 2.6 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.5
Asian 7.1 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.6
Two or More Races 4.1 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 5.3 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 56.8 40.0
2008 58.1 39.3
2004 53.0 45.5
2000 51.6 43.6


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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Edmonds School Board consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms. There was not a primary election on August 6, 2013 as each seat up for election did not have more than two candidates. Seats in Districts 1, 3 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 Edmonds 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 200 words or less by August 14, 2013 for the county's local voter pamphlet.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Susan Phillips
    • Incumbent
    • Instructor, Edmonds Community College
  • Leticia Solis
    • Graduate, University of Oklahoma
    • Project manager, PTSO
    • Veteran, U.S. Navy

Election results

Edmonds School Board, Four-year term, District 2, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAnn McMurray Incumbent 98.5% 28,748
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.5% 442
Total Votes 29,190
Source: Snohomish County Auditor's Office, "Snohomish County General Election Results," November 25, 2013


Edmonds School Board, Four-year term, District 4, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Phillips Incumbent 75.1% 23,704
     Nonpartisan Leticia Solis 24.2% 7,632
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.7% 215
Total Votes 31,551
Source: Snohomish County Auditor's Office, "Snohomish County General Election Results," 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.[5]

Past elections

2011

Edmonds School Board, District 1, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKory DeMun 99% 30,785
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1% 301
Total Votes 31,086
Source: Snohomish County Auditor, "General Election Results," November 28, 2011


Edmonds School Board, District 3, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGary Noble 77.5% 27,125
     Nonpartisan Boe Lindgren Incumbent 22.5% 7,887
Total Votes 35,012
Source: Snohomish County Auditor, "General Election Results," November 28, 2011


Edmonds School Board, District 5, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDiana White 65% 22,743
     Nonpartisan Mark Dillan 35% 12,270
Total Votes 35,013
Source: Snohomish County Auditor, "General Election Results," November 28, 2011

What was at stake?

Incumbent Ann McMurray won election to a third term in District 2 without opposition on November 5, 2013. Susan Phillips ran successfully for a second term against challenger Leticia Solis.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Edmonds School Board election in 2013:[4]

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 Edmonds Public Schools election shared the ballot with additional city and county measures. Voters in Edmonds chose three seats on the City Council, a municipal judge and three seats on the Port of Edmonds Commission. The ballot also featured three seats on the Snohomish County Council. The November 5 election included two statewide initiatives and five advisory votes on changes to state tax policy.[6]

See also

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