Heather Kintzley

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Heather Kintzley
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Kennewick School Board, Position 1
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWashington State University
J.D.Gonzaga University
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Heather Kintzley is the Position 1 member on the Kennewick School Board in Washington. She first won election to the board in 2009. Kintzley won a second term without opposition on November 5, 2013.


Kintzley received a B.A. in Political Science from Washington State University. She later earned a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law. Kintzley has served as a prosecuting attorney for Benton County and the City of Kennewick. She and her husband, Roy, have two children.[1]



See also: Kennewick School District elections (2013)


Kintzley ran unopposed on November 5, 2013.


Kennewick School District, Four-year term, Seat 1, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Kintzley Incumbent 100% 11,744
Total Votes 11,744
Source: Benton County Auditor, "Election Results," November 26, 2013


Kintzley reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[2]


Kintzley first won election to the board on November 3, 2009. She defeated Jason Armstrong for the Position 1 seat.[3]

Kennewick School Board, Seat 1, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHeather Kintzley 54.1% 7,745
     Nonpartisan Jason Armstrong 45.9% 6,565
Total Votes 14,310
Source: Benton County Auditor

What was at stake?

Incumbent Kintzley ran unopposed for a second term in Position 1 on the Kennewick School Board. Position 2 incumbent Dawn Adams sought a fourth term on the board against challenger Brian Bradford in the general election on November 5, 2013.

About the district

See also: Kennewick School District, Washington
Kennewick School District is located in Benton County, Washington
The City of Kennewick is located along the Columbia River in south-central Washington. The population of Kennewick was 73,917 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Kennewick lags behind state averages for median income, higher education achievement and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (20.7%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Kennewick's median income at $49,299 while the state median income was $58,890. Kennewick had a poverty rate of 15.9% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Kennewick(%) Washington (%)
White 78.5 77.3
Black or African American 1.7 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 2.4 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.6
Two or More Races 4.3 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 24.2 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 35.4 62.8
2008 36.1 62.2
2004 - -
2000 - -

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]

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  1. Kennewick School District, "School Board," accessed August 8, 2013
  2. Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
  3. Benton County Elections, "Archived Election Results," accessed August 8, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Kennewick," accessed August 8, 2013
  5. Benton County Elections, "Archived Election Results," accessed August 8, 2013
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.