|Renton Board of Directors, District 5|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Appointed||February 3, 2009|
Teal has served on the Renton PTA as well as the Renton Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. She has two children who have attended district schools.
- See also: Renton School District elections (2013)
Teal sought re-election to the District 5 seat without opposition on November 5, 2013.
|Renton Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 5, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Pam Teal Incumbent||98.8%||15,352|
|Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013|
Teal reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Teal defeated challenger Jim Grossnickle to win her first full term on the board on November 3, 2009.
|Renton Board of Directors, District 5, November 3, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Pam Teal Incumbent||53.4%||10,843|
|Source: King County Elections|
Teal provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet for King County:
" Thank you for the privilege of being your Renton School Board Director. Over the past 4 1/2 years I have worked hard advocating for a quality education for the 15,000 students in the Renton School District. I promise to continue working hard, making sure that all students have access to a quality education that prepares them for college and careers pathways.
I believe that parent, teacher and community involvement is critical to the success of our students. Partnering with our community leaders and being present in our school buildings has kept me aware of the issues impacting our students. In addition to my school board activities, I chair the Education Committee for the Renton Chamber of Commerce, and am a mentor for Communities in Schools of Renton, and I chair Friends of Renton Schools, the school foundation.
Thank you for your vote."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Incumbents Teal and Al Talley won re-election without opposition in the November 5, 2013 election.
About the district
- See also: Renton School District, Washington
Renton lagged behind state averages for higher education achievement but outperformed state median income and poverty rates. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.3%) fell below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Renton's median income at $64,829 while the state median income was $58,890. Renton had a poverty rate of 10.8% 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 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Washington school districts
- Renton School District, Washington
- Renton School District elections (2013)
- Newcastle News, "Pam Teal to fill vacant Renton School Board position," February 5, 2009
- Elect Pam Teal, "Home," accessed September 24, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- King County Elections, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed September 24, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Renton," accessed September 24, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed September 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014