Michael Parsons

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Michael Parsons
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Evergreen Board of Directors, District 5
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 6
Board Vice President
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEastern Washington University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1973-2000
Office website
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Michael Parsons currently represents District 5 on the Evergreen Board of Directors in Washington. He was first elected to the board in 2009. Parsons won re-election without opposition on November 5, 2013.


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.[1]



See also: Evergreen Public Schools elections (2013)


Parsons sought re-election to the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.

Election results

Evergreen Board of Directors, District 5, Four-year term, November 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Parsons Incumbent 100% 16,765
Total Votes 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.[2]


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

Evergreen Board of Directors, District 5, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Parsons 97.8% 16,349
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.2% 372
Total Votes 16,721
Source: Clark County Auditor's Office, "2009 General Election Results," November 24, 2009

Campaign themes


Parsons provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Clark County:[3]

"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?

Julie Bocanegra sought re-election to the District 1 seat against challenger Daniel Poletti. Parsons ran for another term on the board without opposition in District 5.

About the district

See also: Evergreen Public Schools, Washington
Evergreen Public Schools is located in Clark County, Washington
Evergreen Public Schools serves K-12 students in the City of Vancouver. Vancouver is the county seat of Clark County, which is situated along the Columbia River in southwestern Washington.[4]


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%).[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Vancouver (%) Washington (%)
White 80.9 77.3
Black or African American 2.9 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.5
Asian 5.0 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.0 0.6
Two or More Races 4.8 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 10.4 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 57.1 42.1
2008 51.9 46.8
2004 46.7 52.0
2000 45.6 49.6

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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External links

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  1. Evergreen Public Schools, "School Board," accessed October 3, 2013
  2. Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
  3. Clark County Auditor, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 3, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Vancouver," accessed September 20, 2013
  5. Clark County Auditor's Office, "Election Results," September 20, 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.