|Puyallup School Board, Position 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
Wolfe previously worked with lumber company Weyerhaeuser as an area control specialist. She was also an employee of the Chamber of Commerce in Austin, Texas prior to living in Washington.<ref]
Wolfe sought election to the board in the November 5, 2013 election against incumbent Pat Donovan.
|Puyallup School Board, Four-year term, Position 1, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Pat Donovan Incumbent||73.9%||16,808|
|Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 25, 2013|
Wolfe reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Wolfe provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Pierce County:
"If elected I will work hard to study all sides of an issue. I will stay informed of events and policies that have an impact on the school district.
I commend the Puyallup school district for their anti-bullying efforts and also for ensuring that students understand the district's position regarding behavior during prom night. Much has been done to prepare the students for life after graduation. The culinary skills, job shadowing, and community service experience are a positive start for students.
If everyone works together by contributing new ideas and giving time to support the students, we will continue to be proud of this community."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Incumbent Pat Donovan won a second full term in Position 1 against Wolfe. The Position 4 race included Kathy Yang and Karen Edwards, who advanced from the August 6th primary against third-place finisher Margie Silver.
The district cut overall expenditures by $1.7 million from 2011 to 2012 while enrollment only decreased by 0.5% in those years. In the District 4 primary, Yang, Edwards and Silver discussed the need for additional funding to anticipate enrollment growth. In February 2013, voters in Puyallup School District failed to pass the 60% threshold for a new bond worth $279.6 million.
About the district
- See also: Puyallup School District, Washington
Puyallup lags behind the state averages for higher education achievement while outperforming averages for median income and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (22.4%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Puyallup's median income at $61,099 while the state median income was $58,890. Puyallup had a poverty rate of 9.1% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.
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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Washington school districts
- Puyallup School District, Washington
- Puyallup School District elections (2013)
- The News Tribune, "Puyallup School Board candidates agree funding district is priority," October 2, 2013
- Pierce County Elections, "Current Election," accessed September 20, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- The News Tribune, "3 moms want seat on Puyallup School Board," July 23, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Puyallup," accessed August 14, 2013
- Pierce County Elections, "Archived Elections," accessed August 5, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014