Joseph Vlaming

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Joseph Vlaming
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Clover Park Board of Directors, District 3
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionFacilities planner
Office website
Joseph Vlaming currently represents District 3 on the Clover Park Board of Directors. He won re-election without opposition on November 5, 2013. Vlaming was first elected to the board in 2009.


Vlaming earned a B.S. in Oceanography from the University of Washington in 1977. He has worked with Boeing Co. since 1978 and currently works as a facilities planner.[1][2]



See also: Clover Park School District elections (2013)

Vlaming sought a second term on the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.


Clover Park Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 3, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Vlaming Incumbent 98.1% 7,469
     Nonpartisan Write-in candidates 1.9% 145
Total Votes 7,614
Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 25, 2013


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


Vlaming won election to the board without opposition on November 3, 2009.

Clover Park Board of Directors, District 3, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Vlaming 98.4% 8,066
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.6% 129
Total Votes 8,195
Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 3, 2009 General Election," November 28, 2009

Campaign themes


Vlaming provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Pierce County:[2]

"In spite of reduced funding and increased percentage of disadvantaged students in our District, we have realized continued growth in student achievement, in some cases substantial increases, through focus on our instructional priorities and accountability to do the best for every student. I believe a stable and committed Board, maintaining the current direction, will ensure continued advancement of student success. Thank you for supporting the students of Lakewood."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Incumbents Vlaming and Marty Schafer won re-election without opposition to seats in Districts 3 and 4 on November 5, 2013.

About the district

See also: Clover Park School District, Washington
Bethel School District is located in Pierce County, Washington
Clover Park School District is located south of Tacoma in Pierce County, Washington. The district serves students in Lakewood as well as Joint Base Lewis-McChord run by the U.S. Army.[4] The population of Lakewood was 58,163 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]


Lakewood lags behind the rest of Washington based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Lakewood was $42,273 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 18.1% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (21.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).[5]

Racial Demographics, 2010[5]
Race Lakewood (%) Washington (%)
White 59.3 77.3
Black or African American 11.8 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.5
Asian 9 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2.6 0.6
Two or More Races 8.7 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 15.3 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 54.4 43.3
2008 54.9 42.8
2004 50.4 48.0
2000 51.4 44.0

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.[7]

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