|Highline Board of Directors, District 3|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 2005|
|Bachelor's||University of California-Berkeley|
|Profession||Process lab specialist|
Goding earned a B.S. in Soil Environment from the University of California-Berkeley in 1993. She has worked as a process lab specialist with King County Wastewater Treatment Plant since 1999. Goding has served on the Washington State School Director's Association's Urban/Suburban Task Force since 2010.
- See also: Highline Public Schools elections (2013)
Goding sought a third term on the board against challenger Miles Partman on November 5, 2013.
|Highline Public Schools, Four-year term, District 3, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Susan Goding Incumbent||76.4%||16,555|
|Source: King County Elections, "Certified Results," November 25, 2013|
Goding reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Goding won re-election to the board without opposition on November 3, 2009.
|Highline Board of Directors, District 3, November 3, 2009|
|Source: King County Elections|
Goding provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in King County:
"Support High Education Goals for All Students
While I have been on the Highline School Board we have set high goals for our students in reading, math and behavior. Math scores are up. K-5 students have a new music curriculum, GamePlan. The new Strategic Plan provides more opportunities for students to learn another language.
Wants All Students Able to Follow Their Dream
I care about not only what students are taught but also how students are educated. It is important that students learn in a creative, self-directed and high achieving environment. I want Highline to be the leader in great ideas, to recognize good ideas when we see them, and to duplicate the best innovative ideas of other school districts. Students should graduate capable and ready for their future.
Thank you for your past support and I hope you will support me for re-election to Highline School Director, District 3.
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
About the district
- See also: Highline Public Schools, Washington
Burien lags behind the rest of Washington based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Burien was $51,858 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 14.5% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (26.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).
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, 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.
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- King County Elections, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 3, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Highline Public Schools, "District Information," accessed October 2, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Burien," accessed October 24, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed August 1, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014