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Krischanna Roberson

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Krischanna Roberson
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Bellevue School District, District 4
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSt. Leo University
Master'sUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Personal
ProfessionOperations director
Websites
Campaign website
Krischanna Roberson currently represents District 4 on the Bellevue Board of Directors in Washington. She defeated fellow challenger Tracy Trojovsky on November 5, 2013 to fill an unexpired term left by the retirement of Michael Murphy.

Biography

Roberson earned a B.A. in Business Administration from St. Leo University in 2009. She later received a Master's degree in Diversity Leadership in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Roberson currently works as Director of Operations at Bellevue College. She also serves as Executive Director of a college preparatory program called SUSTANE.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Bellevue School District elections (2013)

Roberson ran against fellow challenger Tracy Trojovsky on November 5, 2013.

Results

Bellevue School District, Four-year term, District 4, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKrischanna Roberson 60% 14,817
     Nonpartisan Tracy Trojovsky 39.6% 9,776
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.3% 85
Total Votes 24,678
Source: King County Elections, "Certified Results," November 25, 2013

Funding

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

Endorsements

Roberson's campaign website listed the following endorsements for 2013:[3]

  • Seattle Times
  • Al Garman
  • Ann Oxrieder
  • Darrell Fisher
  • JMarie Johnson-Kola
  • Torrey Russell

Campaign themes

2013

Roberson described her themes for the 2013 election on her campaign website:[4]

I have been passionate about education since I lived in Bellevue and started to volunteer first in my children’s elementary school, Phantom Lake and later at the district level.

After nearly a decade as a parent in this school system, I have learned a lot and have taken on leadership roles in response to needs I saw and gaps I could help fill. If elected to the school board, what I envision doing for Bellevue is:

1. Relying on what students, staff, parents and community members tell me about their experiences in the district, along with hard data, to help guide me in decision-making.

2. Supporting the district administration and other board members to ensure that collectively we are reaching out to and effectively engaging ESL families, parents of students with disabilities and others who need help accessing information and resources necessary for student academic success

3. Working to ensure that goals regarding equity and inclusion are part of district goals and that these align with curriculum; and supporting district efforts to ensure cultural competence among staff and students.

4. Focusing on students’ needs first in making decisions."

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


What was at stake?

Incumbent Chris Marks sought a third term without opposition in District 3. Roberson and Tracy Trojovsky ran for an unexpired two-year term in District 4 left open by the resignation of current member Michael Murphy.[5] The District 5 race to replace outgoing member Paul Mills included newcomers Ed Luera and My-Linh Thai.

About the district

See also: Bellevue School District, Washington
Bellevue School District is located in King County, Washington
Bellevue School District is located in the City of Bellevue in King County, Washington. The population of Bellevue was 122,363 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[6]

Demographics

Bellevue outperforms state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (60.7%) exceeds the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Bellevue's median income at $84,503, while the state median income was $58,890. Bellevue had a poverty rate of 6.6% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Bellevue (%) Washington (%)
White 62.6 77.3
Black or African American 2.3 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 1.5
Asian 27.6 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.6
Two or More Races 3.9 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 7.0 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[7]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 68.7 28.3
2008 70.0 28.0
2004 65.0 33.7
2000 60.0 34.4


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