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Wendy Wojtanowicz

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Wendy Wojtanowicz
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Peninsula Board of Education, District 2
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 7
Leadership
Board President
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 2007
Term limitsN/A
Personal
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Wendy Wojtanowicz currently represents District 2 on the Peninsula Board of Education in Washington. She was first elected to the board in November 2007. Wojtanowicz won re-election without opposition on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Wojtanowicz has served on the District Parent Council as well as the President of the Minter Creek PTA. She currently works in the admissions department at Everett University.[1][2]

Elections

2013

See also: Peninsula School District elections (2013)

Opposition

Wojtanowicz ran for a third term on the board without opposition in the November 5, 2013 general election.

Results

Peninsula Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 2, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWendy Wojtanowicz Incumbent 97.6% 15,026
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.4% 364
Total Votes 15,390
Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 25, 2013

Funding

Wojtanowicz reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[3]

2009

Wojtanowicz won re-election to the board without opposition on November 3, 2009.[4]

Peninsula Board of Directors, District 2, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngWendy Wojtanowicz Incumbent 98.4% 13,842
     Nonpartisan Write-in 1.6% 218
Total Votes 14,060
Source: Pierce County Elections

What was at stake?

Wojtanowicz won a third term without opposition in the District 1 seat. Harlan Gallinger ran unopposed for an unexpired two-year term in District 4. The District 5 race featured incumbent Rick Jones and challenger David Olson.

Issues

A major debate within the district centers on funding for capital improvements. A 2011 bond measure totaling $78 million failed to pass the 60% approval threshold required by Washington state law.[5][6] In July 2013, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to place a $50 million tax levy for capital improvements on the November ballot. Opponents of the tax levy criticized the increase in property taxes and the lower threshold for a tax levy compared to a bond measure. The measure was defeated by a five-point margin.[7][8]

About the district

See also: Peninsula School District, Washington
Peninsula School District is located in Pierce County, Washington
Peninsula School District serves students in Gig Harbor and other towns on the Key Peninsula. The district is located in Pierce County in northwestern Washington. The population of Gig Harbor was 7,126 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[9]

Demographics

Gig Harbor surpasses state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (44.3%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Gig Harbor's median income at $62,421 while the state median income was $58,890. Gig Harbor had a poverty rate of 9.6% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[9]

Racial Demographics, 2012[9]
Race Gig Harbor (%) Washington (%)
White 90.2 77.3
Black or African American 1.2 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.5
Asian 2.4 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.5 0.6
Two or More Races 3.6 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 5.8 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[10]
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


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