Laurie Bishop

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Laurie Bishop
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Auburn Board of Directors, District 3
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCentral Washington University
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Laurie Bishop currently represents District 3 on the Auburn Board of Directors in Washington. She first won election to the board in 2013.


Bishop earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Accounting from Central Washington University in 1989. She has worked as a controller with URS Corporation since 1998. Bishop has been active with the Pioneer Elementary PTA including a stint as treasurer. She has one child who currently attends district schools.[1][2]



See also: Auburn School District elections (2013)


Bishop sought election to the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.


Auburn Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 3, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLaurie Bishop 98.6% 10,660
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.4% 153
Total Votes 10,813
Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013


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

Campaign themes


Bishop provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in King County:[1]

"The current school administration and board has done a great job of implementing Strategic Improvement Plans as can be seen through an increase in test scores through the district. As a mother of an Auburn High School student, and a graduate, I know how important their work is and want to see it continue

My business experience as a Controller for an Engineering Firm, and my education in Accounting, will provide a great background to help me with the tough decisions made by the school board.

In addition to my business experience, I volunteer both within the Auburn School District and the community. I was active in the Pioneer Elementary PTA and served as Treasurer for multiple years. I also have been actively involved in volunteering to support youth sports both inside the schools and out.

Please cast your vote on election day!"

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

What was at stake?

Bishop ran without opposition for the District 3 seat currently held by Janice Nelson, who did not file for re-election. Incumbent Lisa Connors won another term on the board in District 4 without opposition.

About the district

See also: Auburn School District, Washington
Auburn School District is located in King County, Washington
Auburn District is located in King County and a portion of Pierce County in northwestern Washington. The population of Auburn was 70,180 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Auburn lags behind state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (21.9%) surpassed the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Auburn's median income at $56,677 while the state median income was $58,890. Auburn had a poverty rate of 13.6% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Auburn (%) Washington (%)
White 70.5 77.3
Black or African American 4.9 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.3 1.5
Asian 8.9 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.6 0.6
Two or More Races 5.4 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 12.9 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
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

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[6][7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 King County Elections, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed September 30, 2013
  2. LinkedIn, "Laurie Bishop, CPA," accessed September 30, 2013
  3. Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Auburn," accessed September 30, 2013
  5. King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed September 24, 2013
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.