Shaunna Ballas

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Shaunna Ballas
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Snohomish Board of Directors, District 1
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 6
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
AppointedJanuary 2009
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionDevelopment director
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Shaunna Ballas currently serves as the District 1 member on the Snohomish Board of Directors in Washington. She was first appointed to the board in January 2009 to replace Tom Pendergast.[1] Ballas won re-election without opposition on November 5, 2013.


Ballas owned a residential garden design firm called AGF, Inc. from 1994 to 2009. She is currently a development director at Washington Women in Need. Ballas has served as president of the Riverview Elementary School PTO and volunteers as an art teacher at district schools. She has four children who attend schools in the district.[2]



See also: Snohomish School District elections (2013)


Ballas sought re-election to the District 3 seat without opposition in the November 5, 2013 election.


Snohomish Board of Directors, District 1, Four-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngShaunna Ballas Incumbent 97.7% 9,452
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.3% 225
Total Votes 9,677
Source: Snohomish County Auditor's Office, "Snohomish County General Election Results," November 25, 2013


Ballas reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[3]


Ballas won a first full term on the board against challenger Gregory Pratt in the November 3, 2009, general election.

Snohomish Board of Directors, District 1, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngShaunna Ballas 61.2% 7,600
     Nonpartisan Gregory Pratt 38.3% 4,754
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 59
Total Votes 12,413
Source: Snohomish County Auditor, "November 3, 2009 General Election Results," November 24, 2009

What was at stake?

Incumbents Ballas, Jay Hagen and Josh Seek ran unopposed for re-election to the Snohomish Board of Directors.

About the district

See also: Snohomish School District, Washington
Snohomish School District is located in Snohomish County, Washington
The City of Snohomish is located along the Snohomish River in northwestern Washington. The population of Snohomish was 9,098 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Snohomish lags behind state averages for median income and higher education achievement while outperforming the state's poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (23.6%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Snohomish's median income at $52,386 while the state median income was $58,890. Snohomish had a poverty rate of 11.2% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Snohomish (%) Washington (%)
White 89 77.3
Black or African American 0.5 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.5
Asian 2.1 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.6
Two or More Races 3.5 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 8 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 56.8 40.0
2008 58.1 39.3
2004 53.0 45.5
2000 51.6 43.6

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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  1. HeraldNet, "Volunteer joins the Snohomish School Board," January 19, 2009
  2. LinkedIn, "Shauna Ballas," accessed September 24, 2013
  3. Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Snohomish," accessed September 23, 2013
  5. Snohomish County Auditor, "Past Election Results," accessed August 6, 2013
  6. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  7. 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.