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|Former candidate for|
|South Kitsap Board of Directors, District 3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
Lakin has worked in the utility industry since 1979. He has recently served as the General Manager of Water District 19 in King County. Lakin and his wife have one child who attended district schools.
Lakin sought election to the board against incumbent Christopher Lemke on November 5, 2013.
|South Kitsap Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 3, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Christopher Lemke Incumbent||62%||10,252|
|Source: Kitsap County Auditor, "Official Results for Election," accessed December 13, 2013|
Lakin reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Lakin lost election to Position 2 on the West Sound Utility District Commission against Jerry Lundberg on November 8, 2011.
|West Sound Utility District Commission, Position 2, November 8, 2011|
|Source: Kitsap County Auditor|
Lakin provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Kitsap County:
"Effective administration is realized when a diverse Board with the necessary credentials is seated. It is essential to have an experienced administrative and technical professional as part of that diversity to enable optimum policy making and financial management.
My extensive experience in all levels of administration and management of multi-million dollar budgets both in the public and private sector is well suited for South Kitsap School Board service. I have been a member of three different bargaining units and have supervised bargaining unit employees, which included labor relations and contract negotiations. I am goal oriented and have a drive for results which I believe will be pivotal in reaching District goals of ensuring student success, encouraging and engaging parent participation, and graduating students who are prepared to be responsible citizens and leaders in our community.
It would be a privilege to serve as District 3 Director. I would appreciate your confidence and support"
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
About the district
- See also: South Kitsap School District, Washington
Port Orchard outpaced the state poverty rate while lagging behind in median income and higher education achievement. The city had a poverty rate of 9.8% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Port Orchard's median income at $51,593 while the state median income was $58,890. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (24.1%) is below the state average (31.4%).
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- Kitsap County Auditor, "2011 Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed August 26, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Kitsap County Auditor, "November 8, 2011 General Election Results," accessed August 26, 2013
- Kitsap County Auditor, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Port Orchard," accessed August 22, 2013
- Kitsap County Auditor, "Kitsap County Election Archives," accessed August 19, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014