Monty Anderson

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Monty Anderson
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Battle Ground School Board, District 1
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Term limitsN/A
High schoolJefferson High School
ProfessionConstruction operations
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Monty Anderson currently serves as the District 1 member for the Battle Ground School Board in Washington. He was first elected to the board in 2009. Anderson won re-election without opposition on November 5, 2013.


Anderson received his high school diploma from Jefferson High School in 1985. He has worked in construction operations since 1998 and currently works with Tapani, Inc.[1]



See also: Battle Ground School District elections (2013)


Anderson sought re-election without opposition on November 5, 2013.


Battle Ground School Board, Four-year term, District 1, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMonty Anderson Incumbent 100% 9,354
Total Votes 9,354
Source: Clark County Auditor's Office, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 26, 2013


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


Anderson first won election to the board on November 3, 2009. He defeated incumbent Frederick Striker to represent District 1.[3]

Battle Ground School Board, District 1, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMonty Anderson 59.8% 7,902
     Nonpartisan Frederick Striker 40.2% 5,303
Total Votes 13,205
Source: Clark County Auditor's Office

Campaign themes


Anderson provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet for Clark County:[4]

"I am someone who is passionate about schools. With my children attending BG Schools, I have firsthand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities that students and their parents face:

  • My commitment to children: quality education
  • My commitment to the community: fiscal responsibility

When I started four years ago I thought the work was just beginning. With the growth of the community, the need to hire a superintendent, the changes in technology and the aging of our curriculum, the work is just beginning.

I want to, and intend to be part of the solution for our children's future."

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

What was at stake?

Incumbent Anderson ran for re-election in District 1. Districts 3 and 5 have new board members as current members John Idsinga and Steve Pagel did not file for re-election. In District 3, newcomers Mitchell Taylor and Jim Pegoraro sought election to the board. Anderson and District 5 candidate Stephanie McClintock did not face opposition on the general election ballot.


Battle Ground School Board members will deal with ongoing concerns about funding as well as a state audit of the board's buyout of former Superintendent Shonny Bria in June 2013. District voters narrowly passed a four-year tax levy to fund instructional programs and maintenance after threats of dissolving the district.[5][6] The Washington State Auditor's Office is currently conducting an investigation into a secret buyout of Bria that was only disclosed after she left office.[7]

About the district

See also: Battle Ground School District, Washington
Battle Ground School District is located in Clark County, Washington
The district is spread across five communities in Clark County including Amboy, Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Orchards and Yacolt. Clark County is situated along the Columbia River in southwestern Washington, about 25 miles north of Portland, Oregon. Battle Ground's population was 17,671 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[8]


Battle Ground outperforms the rest of Washington based on median income and poverty levels while lagging behind the state average for higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Battle Ground was $59,723 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 11% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (16.6%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).[8]

Racial Demographics, 2012[8]
Race Battle Ground (%) Washington (%)
White 90.5 77.3
Black or African American 0.8 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.5
Asian 1.9 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.6
Two or More Races 3.5 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 6.5 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[9]
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.[10][11]

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