Regina C. Hill

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Regina C. Hill
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Former candidate for
Central Kitsap Board of Directors, District 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sThree Rivers Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin
J.D.Southern University Law Center
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Regina C. Hill was a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Central Kitsap Board of Directors. She was defeated by incumbent Bruce Richards in the general election on November 5, 2013.


Hill earned an Associate's degree from Three Rivers Community College, a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. from Southern University Law Center. She is currently studying for a Master's degree in Secondary Education and Curriculum and Instruction from the Jones International University. Hill has worked as the clerk for New London Superior Court and as an environmental consultant with Sustainable You. She has volunteered with community groups like the Bremerton Black Historical Society and the Food to Flowers Program.[1][2]



See also: Central Kitsap School District elections (2013)


Hill ran for election against incumbent Bruce Richards on November 5, 2013.


Central Kitsap Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 1, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Richards Incumbent 62.2% 8,628
     Nonpartisan Regina C. Hill 36.8% 5,107
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1% 132
Total Votes 13,867
Source: Kitsap County Auditor, "Official Results for Election," accessed December 13, 2013


Hill's campaign website listed the following endorsements for 2013:[3]

  • Roxanne Allison, Emeritus Assistant Dean of Admissions, University of Washington
  • Ollie Bedell, Parent of Central Kitsap High School student
  • Robert S. Boddie, Jr. Community Leadership Coalition and Alliance
  • Yvonne Bowen, Dean College of Letters and Science, University of Washington
  • Cynthia Brady, Member, Sin Clair Missionary Baptist Church, Student Olympic College
  • Everett Clark, Retired United States Navy Chief


Hill reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[4]


Hill filed to run for the District 1 seat in the 2009 general election against Bruce Richards. She had to withdraw from the race in August 2009 as her family moved out of the seat's boundaries.[5]

Campaign themes


Hill provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Kitsap County:[1]

"In 2012, the Central Kitsap School District (CKSD) faced its largest funding shortfall. Small cuts would not have remediated the large deficit. In February of 2012, voters in CKSD were asked whether they would support a temporary supplementary levy. The levy would generate $7.6 million over two years to help fund school district operations. As a result, a five-year, $58 million school capital projects levy passed. As a member of the CKSD Facilities and Infrastructure Review Committee (FIRC), Regina has focused on making sure that Levy dollars are being allocated wisely.

Regina dedicates many hours as a volunteer who has a positive impact on CKSD educators, parents and students by being a CKSD: Art Docent, Advocate for diversity and special needs students, Destination ImagiNation Team Member, Mentor, OSPI Environmental Sustainability Cadre Trainer, regular participant in stakeholder meetings, PTA Corporate Sponsor, and Recruiter for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Regina regularly makes contributions and purchases items teachers desperately need, but should not have to pay for out of pocket. Regina is focused on making educators, parents and students feel better about the quality of education that CKSD students receive."

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

What was at stake?

Incumbent Bruce Richards ran for a second term in District 1 against Hill. Jeanie Schulze was appointed to District 4 on May 8, 2013 and sought a full term against challenger Victoria T. Crescenzi. Eric Greene won another term in District 5 without opposition.


The Board of Directors has faced some discord in the past year over the planning of a March retreat and Schulze's appointment. Former board member Christy Cathcart complained to former Superintendent Greg Lynch about the cost, distance and facilitator for a retreat in early March 2013. Cathcart noted that facilitator Karen Simmonds charged the district $1,969.50 for the event while a facilitator from the Washington State School Directors Association would have been available for $900. Eric Greene seconded this criticism during the planning process. These complaints also noted that the event cost $2,600.90 and took place 115 miles away from the district at Pacific Beach.[6]

The appointment of Jeanie Schulze in May 2013 also created tension in the community. Schulze was selected by a 3-1 vote to fill the District 4 seat left by Christy Cathcart. Cathcart voiced opposition to Schulze's appointment after the vote, citing Schulze's defeat in the 2011 general election. The Central Kitsap Education Association (CKEA) also criticized the appointment in part because of a letter written by Schulze that criticized the union's role in the 2011 election. In the letter, Schulze contended that the CKEA skewed endorsement interviews to support Cathcart. Former CKEA president Cheryl Brown is pursuing a civil suit against Schulze for defamation of character related to these claims.[7]

About the district

See also: Central Kitsap School District, Washington
Central Kitsap School District is located in Kitsap County, Washington
Central Kitsap School District in Silverdale is located in Kitsap County along the western banks of the Puget Sound. The population of Silverdale was 19,204 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[8]


Silverdale outpaced state averages for median income and poverty rate while lagging behind higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Silverdale's median income at $61,834 while the state median income was $58,890. Silverdale had a poverty rate of 7.5% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.1%) is below the state average (31.4%).[8]

Racial Demographics, 2012[8]
Race Silverdale(%) Washington (%)
White 75.8 77.3
Black or African American 3.2 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0 1.5
Asian 11.0 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.9 0.6
Two or More Races 6.7 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 6.3 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[9]
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.[10][11]

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