Susan Phillips (Washington)
|Edmonds School Board, District 4|
|Years in position||7|
|Board Vice President|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
Phillips has worked as instructor of hospitality and tourism courses at Edmonds Community College since 2000. She is also a Senior Operations Manager for Travel Concepts. Phillips and her husband have two children who attended district schools.
- See also: Edmonds School District elections (2013)
Phillips won a second full term on the Edmonds School Board on November 5, 2013 against Leticia Solis.
|Edmonds School Board, Four-year term, District 4, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Susan Phillips Incumbent||75.1%||23,704|
|Source: Snohomish County Auditor's Office, "Snohomish County General Election Results," November 25, 2013|
Phillips reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Phillips did not receive any endorsements in this election.
Phillips won her first full term on the board in the November 3, 2009 election against Mark Zandberg.
|Edmonds School Board, District 4, Four-year term, November 3, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Susan Phillips Incumbent||66%||21,172|
|Source: Snohomish County Auditor, "November 3, 2009 General Election Results," November 24, 2009|
Phillips provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Snohomish County:
"As current Vice President, and former President, of the Edmonds School Board, I work to improve our school system, support teachers and staff, and strengthen relationships between school, community, and home. I work collaboratively with fellow board members to improve learning for all students and provide teachers the support needed to maximize their student’s success. Serving since 2007, I continue to work with state legislators on educational priorities including school funding.
My family, including our two children, has lived in the community for 18 years. I have been involved with the Edmonds School District and community advocacy for more than 15 years. I volunteer with parent clubs and school-based community groups; such contact enables me to better make decisions in the interest of all students. I have worked diligently to be a voice for all students amidst diminishing resources.
The education of our children is our community’s greatest responsibility. I look forward to representing you as I continue serving on the Board to set district policy, engage our community and help shape the leaders of tomorrow."
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: Edmonds School District, Washington
Edmonds outpaced state averages for higher education achievement, median income, and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (43.6%) is above the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Edmonds's median income at $72,452 while the state median income was $58,890. Edmonds had a poverty rate of 7.8% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.
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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- LinkedIn, "Susan Phillips," accessed August 14, 2013
- Edmonds School District, "School Board Members," accessed August 14, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Snohomish County Auditor, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 8, 2013
- 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Edmonds," accessed August 6, 2013
- Snohomish County Auditor, "Past Election Results," accessed August 6, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014