Evergreen Public Schools (Clark) elections (2013)

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2013 Evergreen 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
Evergreen Public Schools (Clark)
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Two seats were up for election on the Evergreen Board of Directors on November 5, 2013. Seats in Districts 1 and 5 were on the ballot. Julie Bocanegra defeated Daniel Poletti to win the District 1 seat while Michael Parsons ran unopposed to win the District 5 seat.

About the district

See also: Evergreen Public Schools, Washington
Evergreen Public Schools is located in Clark County, Washington
Evergreen Public Schools serves K-12 students in the City of Vancouver. Vancouver is the county seat of Clark County, which is situated along the Columbia River in southwestern Washington. The population of Vancouver was 161,791 based on the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

Vancouver lagged behind the rest of Washington based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement in 2010. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Vancouver was $50,387 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 15.5% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (23.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Vancouver (%) Washington (%)
White 80.9 77.3
Black or African American 2.9 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.5
Asian 5.0 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.0 0.6
Two or More Races 4.8 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 10.4 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 57.1 42.1
2008 51.9 46.8
2004 46.7 52.0
2000 45.6 49.6

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 Evergreen Board of Directors consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms. There was no primary election in 2013 because there were two or fewer candidates for each open seat and a general election took place November 5, 2013. Seats in Districts 1 and 5 were on the ballot on November 5, 2013 while Districts 2, 3 and 4 will be up for election 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 Evergreen 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 May 23, 2013 for the county's local voter pamphlet.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Michael Parsons
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Eastern Washington University and U.S. Marshals Academy
    • Retired, U.S. Army

Election results

Evergreen Board of Directors, District 1, Four-year term, November 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJulie Bocanegra Incumbent 50.2% 9,908
     Nonpartisan Daniel Poletti 49.8% 9,818
Total Votes 19,726
Source: Clark County Auditor's Office, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 26, 2013


Evergreen Board of Directors, District 5, Four-year term, November 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Parsons Incumbent 100% 16,765
Total Votes 16,765
Source: Clark County Auditor's Office, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 26, 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

Evergreen Board of Directors, District 2, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Skelton 97.8% 21,085
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.2% 474
Total Votes 21,559
Source: Clark County Auditor's Office, "2011 General Election Results," November 29, 2011


Evergreen Board of Directors, District 3, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngVictoria Bradford 97.8% 20,900
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.2% 465
Total Votes 21,365
Source: Clark County Auditor's Office, "2011 General Election Results," November 29, 2011


Evergreen Board of Directors, District 4, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Yuzuriha 98.2% 20,975
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.8% 384
Total Votes 21,359
Source: Clark County Auditor's Office, "2011 General Election Results," November 29, 2011

What was at stake?

Incumbent Julie Bocanegra sought re-election to the District 1 seat against challenger Daniel Poletti. Michael Parsons ran for another term on the board without opposition in District 5.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Evergreen Public Schools election:[4]

Deadline Event
May 17, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
May 23, 2013 Last day to submit candidate materials for voter pamphlet
August 6, 2013 Primary day
November 5, 2013 Election day
November 26, 2013 Certification of vote results

Additional elections on the ballot

The Vancouver Board of Directors elections shared the ballot with other local, county and state measures. Residents of Vancouver voted in races for mayor, three seats on the City Council and a seat on the Vancouver Port Commission. Voters selected 15 members of the Clark County Commission and a seat on the Clark Superior Court. The ballot also featured two statewide initiatives, five statewide advisory votes and six county advisory votes.[6]

See also

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