Warren T. Smith
|Warren T. Smith|
|Bethel Board of Directors, District 1|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Years of service||1970-1972|
Smith served in the military police for the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972. He worked as a communications manager with US West from 1973 to 1994 before his retirement. Smith served on the Washington Board of Education as well as the National Assessment Governing Board.
- See also: Bethel School District elections (2013)
Smith sought a full term on the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.
|Bethel Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 1, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Warren T. Smith Incumbent||97.5%||13,374|
|Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 25, 2013|
Smith reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Smith provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Pierce County:
"My interest and willingness to serve as a member of the Bethel School Board is best illustrated by my involvement in public education policy for the past twenty eight years. I have served as a member of the Bethel School Board (1986-1999), regional chairperson for the National School Board Association (NSBA), and the State Board of Education (2000-2011). I was appointment to the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) October 2007 by former U.S. Secretary if Education Margaret Spellings representing the fifty State Boards of Education. NAGB sets policy for the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), commonly known as the Nation"s Report Card.
The knowledge, understanding, and experience I have gained over the past twenty-four years at the local, state, and national level has proven to be invaluable in helping me to understand the many challenges and opportunities facing our educational system. Local district are working tirelessly tirelessly trying to creat policies and make system wide changes that will prepare all students to be competitive in a local and global market place by meeting current educational standards."
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What was at stake?
Incumbents Smith and Stan Chapin 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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- Pierce Prairie Post, "Warren Smith unanimously appointed for Bethel Board position," December 12, 2012
- Bethel School District, "Board of Directors," October 2, 2013
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- 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