|Bethel Board of Directors, District 3|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Associate's||Community College of the Air Force|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force|
|Profession||Operations and project manager|
Chapin earned an A.A.S. in Biomedical Engineering Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. He later earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Chapman University in 1989. Chapin is currently the operations and projects manager at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. He has two children who graduated from district schools.
- See also: Bethel School District elections (2013)
Chapin sought a full term on the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.
|Bethel Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 3, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Stan Chapin Incumbent||97.8%||13,378|
|Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 25, 2013|
Chapin did not receive any endorsements in this election.
Chapin reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Chapin provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Pierce County:
"Why am I running for the District 3 position on the BSD Board of Directors? As an appointee, I have had the opportunity to fill a position vacated by an individual voted into the position. I would like to continue to serve our community which has seen BSD student's academic achievement continue to improve. This can be attributed to the high standards set for students, encouragement to all students to work hard and holding them accountable for results. As your Board Director, I will work hard to sustain the positive outcomes in student achievement. I will work with our involved families, supportive taxpayers and dedicated staffs to ensure students become the best they can be - healthy, competent, confident, contributing citizens of the future."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Incumbents Chapin and Warren T. Smith won re-election to the board without opposition in Districts 1 and 3. Newcomers Amy Pivetta Hoffman and Rick E. Payne sought an unexpired two-year term in District 4. The District 4 seat was held by appointee Michael Audas, who did not file for election.
About the district
- See also: Bethel School District, Washington
Pierce County lags behind the rest of Washington based on median income and higher education achievement while outperforming the state poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Pierce County was $58,824 while the state median income was $58,890. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (23.6%) was lower than the state average (31.4%). The city's poverty rate was 11.6% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate.
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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- Bethel School District, "Board of Directors," accessed October 2, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Pierce County Auditor, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Pierce County, accessed October 24, 2013
- Pierce County Elections, "Archived Elections," accessed August 5, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014