|Evergreen Board of Directors, District 5|
|Years in position||6|
|Board Vice President|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
|Bachelor's||Eastern Washington University|
|Years of service||1973-2000|
Parsons graduated from Eastern Washington University and the U.S. Marshals Academy. He served in the U.S. Army for 27 years prior to his retirement in 2000. Parsons has served in various community organizations including Ellsworth PTO and the Evergreen School District Foundation. He has two children and two grandchildren currently attending schools in the district.
Parsons sought re-election to the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.
|Evergreen Board of Directors, District 5, Four-year term, November 5, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Michael Parsons Incumbent||100%||16,765|
|Source: Clark County Auditor's Office, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 26, 2013|
Parsons reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Parsons won election to the board without opposition on November 3, 2009.
|Evergreen Board of Directors, District 5, November 3, 2009|
|Source: Clark County Auditor's Office, "2009 General Election Results," November 24, 2009|
Parsons provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Clark County:
"My commitment has been, and will continue to be, sincere advocacy for students, teachers, parents, taxpayers and all stakeholders.
Local citizens should have control in making decisions for public education. I value all views and opinions, without censorship. It is important that we continue to reach for the highest levels of student achievement with fiscal responsibility.
I look forward to continuing to do the best I can for our young citizens."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
About the district
- See also: Evergreen Public Schools, Washington
Vancouver 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 Vancouver was $50,387 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 15.5% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (23.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Evergreen Public Schools, "School Board," accessed October 3, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Clark County Auditor, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 3, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Vancouver," accessed September 20, 2013
- Clark County Auditor's Office, "Election Results," September 20, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014