John Gahagan

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John Gahagan
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Mukilteo Board of Directors, District 5
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
AppointedOctober 6, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
Master'sUniversity of California-Los Angeles
Websites
Office website
John Gahagan currently serves as the District 5 member on the Mukilteo Board of Directors in Washington. He was first appointed to the board in October 6, 2009 to replace Anna Rice.[1] Gahagan won re-election without opposition on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Gahagan earned a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University in 1977. He later earned a M.A. in Economics from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1981. Gahagan worked for 30 years with Verizon Communications before retiring as a marketing manager in 2010. He is currently an economics instructor at Shoreline Community College and self-employed voice actor. Gahagan has two children who have attended district schools.[1][2]

Elections

2013

See also: Mukilteo School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Gahagan sought his first full term on the board without opposition in the November 5, 2013 election.

Results

Mukilteo Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Gahagan Incumbent 98.3% 13,187
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.7% 225
Total Votes 13,412
Source: Snohomish County Auditor, "Snohomish County General Election Results," November 25, 2013

Funding

Gahagan reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[3]

What was at stake?

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

Issues

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.[4]

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.[5]

Demographics

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%.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
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[6]
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.[7]

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