Eric Greene

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Eric Greene
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Central Kitsap Board of Directors, District 5
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 6
Leadership
Legislative Representative
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
AppointedJune 16, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Mississippi
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1981-1993
Personal
ProfessionProgram manager
Websites
Office website
Eric Greene currently represents District 5 on the Central Kitsap Board of Directors in Washington. He was first appointed to the board on June 16, 2008. Greene won re-election without opposition on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Greene earned a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has worked as a teacher in the Ocean Springs and Oak Harbor School Districts. Greene currently works as a Readiness Requirements Manager for the U.S. Navy. He served for 12 years in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer.[1][2]

Elections

2013

See also: Central Kitsap School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Greene sought a second term on the board without opposition in the November 5, 2013 general election.

Results

Central Kitsap Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEric Greene Incumbent 97.7% 11,887
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.3% 274
Total Votes 12,161
Source: Kitsap County Auditor, "Official Results for Election," accessed December 13, 2013

Funding

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

Endorsements

Greene did not receive any endorsements in this election.

2009

Greene won his first full term on the board on November 3, 2009 against challenger Richard Romero.[4]

Central Kitsap Board of Directors, District 5, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEric Greene Incumbent 60.9% 8,207
     Nonpartisan Richard Romero 39.1% 5,264
Total Votes 13,471
Source: Kitsap County Auditor

Campaign themes

2013

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

"I look forward to serving the stakeholders of Central Kitsap School District for four more years. Over the past 5+ years, I have been persistent in calling for a comprehensive strategic plan to ensure programs that further student achievement are resourced to the fullest extent possible while aligning with the district's Goals and Objectives. I have been resolute in insisting the school board govern in accordance with policy and procedure and will continue to fight for decisional positions based on data that matters in order to ensure that CKSD remain a good steward of public money.

CKSD has significant matters to address in the next several years. Among these are the selection of a permanent Superintendent, possible changes to elementary and secondary school configuration, and determining the best way to incorporate digital content into educating our students. I pledge to do my best to live up to the high expectations of the CK community and to work with my fellow board members, the administration, and the staff to make sure that these and other decisions are always in the best interests of our students.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as a CKSD Board Director."

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


What was at stake?

Incumbent Bruce Richards ran for a second term in District 1 against challenger Regina C. Hill. Jeanie Schulze was appointed to District 4 on May 8, 2013 and sought a full term against challenger Victoria T. Crescenzi. Greene won another term in District 5 without opposition.

Issues

The Board of Directors has faced some discord in the past year over the planning of a March retreat and Schulze's appointment. Former board member Christy Cathcart complained to former Superintendent Greg Lynch about the cost, distance and facilitator for a retreat in early March 2013. Cathcart noted that facilitator Karen Simmonds charged the district $1,969.50 for the event while a facilitator from the Washington State School Directors Association would have been available for $900. Greene seconded this criticism during the planning process. These complaints also noted that the event cost $2,600.90 and took place 115 miles away from the district at Pacific Beach.[6]

The appointment of Jeanie Schulze in May 2013 also created tension in the community. Schulze was selected by a 3-1 vote to fill the District 4 seat left by Christy Cathcart. Cathcart voiced opposition to Schulze's appointment after the vote, citing Schulze's defeat in the 2011 general election. The Central Kitsap Education Association (CKEA) also criticized the appointment in part because of a letter written by Schulze that criticized the union's role in the 2011 election. In the letter, Schulze contended that the CKEA skewed endorsement interviews to support Cathcart. Former CKEA president Cheryl Brown is pursuing a civil suit against Schulze for defamation of character related to these claims.[7]

About the district

See also: Central Kitsap School District, Washington
Central Kitsap School District is located in Kitsap County, Washington
Central Kitsap School District in Silverdale is located in Kitsap County along the western banks of the Puget Sound. The population of Silverdale was 19,204 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[8]

Demographics

Silverdale outpaced state averages for median income and poverty rate while lagging behind higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Silverdale's median income at $61,834 while the state median income was $58,890. Silverdale had a poverty rate of 7.5% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.1%) is below the state average (31.4%).[8]

Racial Demographics, 2012[8]
Race Silverdale(%) Washington (%)
White 75.8 77.3
Black or African American 3.2 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.5
Asian 11.0 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.9 0.6
Two or More Races 6.7 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 6.3 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[9]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 54.2 42.6
2008 54.9 42.6
2004 51.2 46.9
2000 48.9 45.1


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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