Jeff Thorp

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Jeff Thorp
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Mukilteo Board of Directors, District 4
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 10
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 2005
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Jeff Thorp currently serves as the District 4 member on the Mukilteo Board of Directors in Washington. He was first elected to the board in 2005. Thorp won re-election to the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.


Thorp and his wife have four children who graduated from district schools.[1]



See also: Mukilteo School District elections (2013)


Thorp sought a third term on the board without opposition in the November 5, 2013 election.


Mukilteo Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 4, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Thorp Incumbent 98.2% 13,089
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.8% 244
Total Votes 13,333
Source: Snohomish County Auditor, "Snohomish County General Election Results," November 25, 2013


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


Thorp won re-election to the board against challenger Ken Renfro on November 3, 2009.

Mukilteo Board of Directors, District 4, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Thorp Incumbent 50.2% 7,555
     Nonpartisan Ken Renfro 48.9% 7,361
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.9% 130
Total Votes 15,046
Source: Snohomish County Auditor

What was at stake?

Incumbents Thorp, John Gahagan and Judy Schwab won re-election to the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.


In 2013, the district rejected $1.6 million in state funding for all-day kindergarten due to limited classroom space. The Washington State Legislature allotted $90 million to fund all-day kindergarten classes throughout the state. Mukilteo School District could have facilitated kindergarten courses for 653 students if the funding was approved. District schools have witnessed a 3.6% increases in enrollment since 2008 and voters turned down construction bonds in 2006 and 2008 that would have expanded capacity. The number of all-day kindergartens in Mukilteo has been cut from nine to three in recent years and the Board of Directors would need to approve a construction bond to reverse this trend.[3]

About the district

See also: Mukilteo School District, Washington
Mukilteo School District is located in Snohomish County, Washington
Mukilteo School District in Snohomish County serves students in Mukilteo, Everett and Edmonds. The population of Mukilteo was 20,254 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Mukilteo outperforms state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (47.8%) is ahead of the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Mukilteo's median income at $93,120 while the state median income was $58,890. Mukilteo had a poverty rate of 6.3% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Mukilteo (%) Washington (%)
White 74.9 77.3
Black or African American 1.7 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.5
Asian 17.1 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.6
Two or More Races 4.5 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 4.4 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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