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.
Anderson sought re-election without opposition on November 5, 2013.
|Battle Ground School Board, Four-year term, District 1, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Monty Anderson Incumbent||100%||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.
Anderson first won election to the board on November 3, 2009. He defeated incumbent Frederick Striker to represent District 1.
|Battle Ground School Board, District 1, November 3, 2009|
|Source: Clark County Auditor's Office|
Anderson provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet for Clark County:
"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:
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. 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.
About the district
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%).
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.
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- LinkedIn, "Monty Anderson," accessed August 1, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Clark County Auditor's Office, "Election Results 2009," accessed August 1, 2013
- Clark County Auditor, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed September 20, 2013
- OregonLive, "Battle Ground school district could be shut down if future levies fail," March 24, 2013
- The Reflector, " Battle Ground School District levy passes," April 23, 2013
- The Columbian, "Battle Ground school district may have violated state law," July 11, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Battle Ground," accessed July 31, 2013
- Clark County Auditor's Office, "Election Results," accessed July 31, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014