Rebecca Diehl

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Rebecca Diehl
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South Kitsap Board of Directors, District 4
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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Rebecca Diehl currently represents District 4 on the South Kitsap Board of Directors in Washington. She was first elected to the board in 2013.


Diehl has worked as a landlord, bookkeeper and personal trainer. She has been a Sunday school teacher and home-schooled her children in the past decade. Diehl and her husband, John, have four children.[1]



See also: South Kitsap School District elections (2013)


Diehl sought election to the District 4 seat on the board without opposition in the November 5, 2013 general election.


South Kitsap Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 4, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRebecca Diehl 97.7% 13,962
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.3% 336
Total Votes 14,298
Source: Kitsap County Auditor, "Official Results for Election," accessed December 13, 2013


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

Campaign themes


Diehl provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Kitsap County:[3]

"I am ready to serve my wonderful community in a greater capacity as School Board Director #4. South Kitsap is excellence! I want to be a strength that helps hold this excellence together in these tough times. I will do this with my passion for building relationships. I am community minded, enthusiastic, disciplined, and result oriented.

My great desire is to uphold SKSD's belief system as stated in our Declaration of Interedependence. I was the only parent who volunteered at District Four's meeting for the original collaboration of this document in 2010.

I am asking for your vote. I am looking forward to keeping us grounded in our belief system. By using our creativity and ingenuity, we will be able to adapt to the challenges of the future. Thank you very much for your support."

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

What was at stake?

Incumbent Christopher Lemke ran for a second term in District 3 against challenger Jeff Lakin. Diehl ran for the District 4 seat previously held by Kathryn Simpson, who did not file for re-election.

About the district

See also: South Kitsap School District, Washington
South Kitsap School District is located in Kitsap County, Washington
South Kitsap School District in Port Orchard is located in Kitsap County along the western banks of the Puget Sound. The population of Port Orchard was 11,144 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Port Orchard outpaced the state poverty rate while lagging behind in median income and higher education achievement. The city had a poverty rate of 9.8% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Port Orchard's median income at $51,593 while the state median income was $58,890. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (24.1%) is below the state average (31.4%).[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Port Orchard(%) Washington (%)
White 80.8 77.3
Black or African American 3.4 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.5
Asian 5.8 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.4 0.6
Two or More Races 6.4 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 6.6 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 54.2 42.6
2008 54.9 42.6
2004 51.2 46.9
2000 48.9 45.1

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.[6][7]

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