Snohomish School District elections (2013)

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2013 Snohomish School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Snohomish School District
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Three seats were up for election on the Snohomish Board of Directors. Shaunna Ballas, Josh Seek and Jay Hagen ran unopposed to win seats in Districts 1, 3 and 5 on November 5, 2013.

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.[1]

Demographics

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%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
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[2]
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, 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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Snohomish Board of Directors consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms. There was not a primary election on August 6, 2013 as each seat up for election did not have more than two candidates. Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 and two seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.

Elections in Washington require candidates to pay filing fees equal to 1% of a position's annual salary. Board members in Snohomish can be reimbursed up to $4,800 for district activities but do not receive salaries, which eliminates the filing fee. Candidates were required to file nominating petitions by May 17, 2013 to qualify for the November ballot. Each candidate could also submit a photo and statement of 200 words or less by August 14, 2013 for the county's local voter pamphlet.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Shaunna Ballas
    • Incumbent
    • Development director, Washington Women in Need

  • Josh Seek
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Shoreline Community College
    • General manager, Centennial Glass Company

  • Jay Hagen
    • Incumbent
    • Owner, Hagen Family Farm

Results

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


Snohomish Board of Directors, District 3, Four-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Seek Incumbent 97.9% 9,289
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.1% 196
Total Votes 9,485
Source: Snohomish County Auditor's Office, "Snohomish County General Election Results," November 25, 2013


Snohomish Board of Directors, District 5, Four-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJay Hagen Incumbent 97.8% 9,436
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.2% 211
Total Votes 9,647
Source: Snohomish County Auditor's Office, "Snohomish County General Election Results," November 25, 2013

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[5]

Past elections

2011

Snohomish Board of Directors, District 2, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLeah Hughes-Anderson 98.7% 11,900
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.3% 155
Total Votes 12,055
Source: Snohomish County Auditor, "General Election Results," November 28, 2011


Snohomish Board of Directors, District 4, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Johnston 98.8% 11,702
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.2% 145
Total Votes 11,847
Source: Snohomish County Auditor, "General Election Results," November 28, 2011

What was at stake?

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

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Snohomish School District election in 2013:[4]

Deadline Event
April 29, 2013 First day to file nominating petitions by mail
May 13, 2013 First day to file nominating petitions online or in-person
May 17, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
August 6, 2013 Primary day
August 14, 2013 Last day to submit candidate materials for voter pamphlet
November 5, 2013 Election day
November 26, 2013 Certification of vote results

Additional elections on the ballot

The Snohomish Board of Directors elections shared the ballot with other local, county and state elections. Residents of Snohomish voted for four seats on the City Council as well as three seats on the County Council. The ballot included two statewide initiatives and five advisory votes dealing with tax adjustments by the Washington State Legislature.[6]

See also

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