|Everett Public Schools, Seat 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||California Polytechnic State University|
Wenta earned a B.A. in Speech Communications from California Polytechnic State University. He has worked with the YMCA for 26 years and currently works as Vice President of Operations for YMCA of Snohomish County. Wenta and his wife have three children who have graduated from district schools
- See also: Everett Public Schools elections (2013)
Wenta sought election to the board for Seat 1 against fellow challenger Rod Reynolds.
|Everett Public Schools, Six-year term, Seat 1, 2013|
|Source: Snohomish County Auditor's Office, "Snohomish County General Election Results," November 25, 2013|
Wenta reported $9,186.82 in contributions and $8,802.28 in expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission, which left his campaign with $384.54 on hand.
Wenta's campaign website listed the following endorsements for the 2013 campaign:
- Everett Mayor Ray Stephenson
- Snohomish County Executive John Lovick
- Bob Drewel
- Mill Creek Mayor Mike Todd
- Connie Niva
- Richard N. Smith
Wenta provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Snohomish County:
"Our schools need to equip students for success today, while they're in school, and for success tomorrow, after they graduate. I will advocate for success today by investing in the classroom; ensuring our curriculum offers rigor; and championing equity and access for all students that knows no demographic boundaries.
I will advocate for success tomorrow by ensuring every graduate is prepared to advance to college or begin pursuing his or her career, and has the skills necessary to compete in the global economy. I am eager to put my expertise to work for our students and our community."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Wenta and Rod Reynolds sought election to Seat 1 on the board currently held by Ed Petersen. Petersen did not file for election to a second full term. Carol Andrews ran for a second term in Seat 2 against challenger Kim Guymon.
About the district
- See also: Everett Public Schools, Washington
Everett lagged behind state averages for median income, higher education achievement and poverty rate in the 2010 U.S. Census. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (20.3%) was below the state average (31.4%). The U.S. Census calculated Everett's median income at $48,410 while the state median income was $58,890. Everett had a poverty rate of 16.4% 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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- Citizens to Elect Ted Wenta, "Experience," accessed August 6, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Citizens to Elect Ted Wenta, "Endorsements," accessed August 6, 2013
- Snohomish County Auditor, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 11, 2013
- 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Everett," 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