Everett Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Everett Public Schools 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
Everett Public Schools
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Two seats were up for election on the Everett Public Schools Board of Directors. Voters chose board members for Seats 1 and 2 in the November 5, 2013 general election. Ted Wenta defeated Rod Reynolds to win Seat 1 while Carol Andrews defeated Kim Guymon to win Seat 2.

About the district

See also: Everett Public Schools, Washington
Everett Public Schools is located in Snohomish County, Washington
The City of Everett in Snohomish County is located along the Puget Sound in northwestern Washington. The population of Everett was 103,022 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

Everett lagged behind state averages for median income, higher education achievement and poverty rate in the 2010 U.S. Census. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (20.3%) was below the state average (31.4%). The U.S. Census calculated Everett's median income at $48,410 while the state median income was $58,890. Everett had a poverty rate of 16.4% while the state rate was 12.5%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Everett (%) Washington (%)
White 74.6 77.3
Black or African American 4.1 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.4 1.5
Asian 7.8 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.7 0.6
Two or More Races 5.3 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 14.2 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 Everett Public Schools Board of Directors consists of five members elected at-large to six-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. Two seats will be up for election on November 3, 2015 and one seat will be on the ballot in November 2017.

Elections in Washington require candidates to pay filing fees equal to 1% of a position's annual salary. Board members in Everett 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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  • Rod Reynolds
    • Graduate, University of Virginia and University of Washington
  • Ted Wenta
    • Graduate, California Polytechnic State University
    • Vice President of Operations, YMCA of Snohomish County

  • Carol Andrews
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Washington
    • Accountant
  • Kim Guymon
    • Attending, Brigham Young University
    • Retail consultant

Results

Everett Public Schools, Six-year term, Seat 1, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTed Wenta 53.8% 12,560
     Nonpartisan Rod Reynolds 45.3% 10,586
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.9% 212
Total Votes 23,358
Source: Snohomish County Auditor's Office, "Snohomish County General Election Results," November 25, 2013


Everett Public Schools, Six-year term, Seat 2, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Andrews Incumbent 57.3% 13,462
     Nonpartisan Kim Guymon 41.8% 9,818
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.8% 199
Total Votes 23,479
Source: Snohomish County Auditor's Office, "Snohomish County General Election Results," November 25, 2013

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $17,516.82 and spent a total of $14,740.25 during the election, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[5]

In the Seat 1 race, candidates received a total of $9,186.82 and spent a total of $8,802.28.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Rod Reynolds $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Ted Wenta $9,186.82 $8,802.28 $384.54

In the Seat 2 race, candidates received a total of $8,330.00 and spent a total of $5,937.97.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Carol Andrews $8,330.00 $5,937.97 $2,392.03
Kim Guymon $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Past elections

2011

Everett Public Schools, Seat 5, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPam LeSesne 61.4% 16,815
     Nonpartisan Mary Ann Elbert 38.6% 10,567
Total Votes 27,382
Source: Snohomish County Auditor

2009

Everett Public Schools, Seat 3, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Russell 51.8% 13,011
     Nonpartisan Pam LeSesne 48.2% 12,113
Total Votes 25,124
Source: Snohomish County Auditor


Everett Public Schools, Seat 4, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Olson 54.5% 13,591
     Nonpartisan Karen P. Madsen 45.5% 11,366
Total Votes 24,957
Source: Snohomish County Auditor

What was at stake?

Rod Reynolds and Ted Wenta sought election to Seat 1 on the board currently held by Ed Petersen. Petersen did not file for election to a second full term. Carol Andrews ran for a second term in Seat 2 against challenger Kim Guymon.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Everett Public Schools 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 Everett Public Schools election shared the ballot with additional city and county measures. Residents of Everett voted for mayor, three seats on the City Council, two municipal court positions and a seat on the Port of Everett Commission. The ballot also featured three seats on the Snohomish County Council, two statewide initiatives and five advisory votes on changes to state tax policy.[6]

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