|South Kitsap Board of Directors, District 4|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 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.
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|
|Source: Kitsap County Auditor, "Official Results for Election," accessed December 13, 2013|
Diehl reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Diehl provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Kitsap County:
"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?
About the district
- See also: South Kitsap School District, Washington
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%).
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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- Port Orchard Independent, "Diehl officially announces candidacy for school board," June 20, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Kitsap County Auditor, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Port Orchard," accessed August 22, 2013
- Kitsap County Auditor, "Kitsap County Election Archives," accessed August 19, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014