Stan Chapin

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Stan Chapin
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Bethel Board of Directors, District 3
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
AppointedApril 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sChapman University
Associate'sCommunity College of the Air Force
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
ProfessionOperations and project manager
Office website
Stan Chapin currently represents District 3 on the Bethel Board of Directors in Washington. He was first appointed to the board on April 2012. Chapin won re-election without opposition in the November 5, 2013 general election.


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.[1]



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
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngStan Chapin Incumbent 97.8% 13,378
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.2% 294
Total Votes 13,672
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.[2]

Campaign themes


Chapin provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Pierce County:[3]

"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
Bethel School District is located in Pierce County, Washington
Bethel School District is based out of Spanaway and serves local communities in southeastern Pierce County. District schools serve students in Graham, Puyallup, Roy, Spanaway and Tacoma. The population of Pierce County was 795,225 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


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.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Pierce County (%) Washington (%)
White 76.8 81.6
Black or African American 7.2 3.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.6 1.8
Asian 6.3 7.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.4 0.7
Two or More Races 6.6 4.3
Hispanic or Latino 9.6 11.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 54.4 43.3
2008 54.9 42.8
2004 50.4 48.0
2000 51.4 44.0

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.[6]

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