|Former candidate for|
|Highline Board of Directors, District 3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|High school||Evergreen High School|
|Profession||Volunteer sales associate|
Partman is a graduate of Evergreen High School and currently works as a volunteer sales associate with Habitat for Humanity.
- See also: Highline Public Schools elections (2013)
Partman sought election to the board against incumbent Susan Goding on November 5, 2013.
|Highline Public Schools, Four-year term, District 3, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Susan Goding Incumbent||76.4%||16,555|
|Source: King County Elections, "Certified Results," November 25, 2013|
Partman reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Partman provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in King County:
"MY NAME IS Miles Partman. I am an Evergreen High School graduate. Also I am a volunteer at habitat for humanity store. I believe that it's time for a change in the leadership of this directors district. We need to have a Clearer focus on education and making sure that all taxpayers money is spent well and accounted for its intended purpose. We need more transparency in Highline School district and get the parents and students more involved in their education. Also I believe that we need to listen to the community and see what the community thinks to improve the education system as a whole. Also, I have TALKED TO MANY OF YOU IN THE COMMUNITY AND I have heard that you want better quality education and better anti-Bullying campaign and small class sizes in elementary through high school etc. I look forward to serving you."
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: Highline Public Schools, Washington
Burien 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 Burien was $51,858 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 14.5% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (26.5%) 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.
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- King County Elections, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 3, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Highline Public Schools, "District Information," accessed October 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Burien," accessed October 24, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed August 1, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014