Carol Gregory

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Carol Gregory
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Federal Way Board of Education, District 4
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
Associate'sClark College
Personal
ProfessionNon-profit director
Carol Gregory currently represents District 4 on the Federal Way Board of Education in Washington. She was first elected to the board in 2013. Gregory previously ran for the District 30 seat in the Washington State House of Representatives but lost to Katrina Asay in the November 3, 2009 general election.

Biography

Gregory earned an A.A. from Clark College and a B.A. from the University of Washington. She served on the Governor's Small Business Improvement Council as well as an adviser to the King County Executive's Office. Gregory is currently the director of Burst of Prosperity.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Federal Way Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Gregory faced fellow challenger Medgar Wells in the November 5, 2013 general election.

Results

General election
Federal Way Board of Directors, District 4, Four-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Gregory 52.5% 10,812
     Nonpartisan Medgar Wells 47.1% 9,703
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 96
Total Votes 20,611
Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013
Primary

Gregory won the August 6, 2013 primary for the District 4 seat on the Board of Education. She will face fellow challenger Medgar Wells in the November 5, 2013 general election.[2]

Federal Way Board of Directors, Primary, District 4, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Gregory 44.2% 5,981
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMedgar Wells 38.3% 5,181
     Nonpartisan Kenneth Lance Barton 17.6% 2,381
Total Votes 13,543
Source: King County Elections

Funding

Gregory reported $10,173.63 in contributions and $9,778.43 in expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission, which left her campaign with $395.20 on hand.[3]

Endorsements

Gregory received the endorsement of the Federal Way Education Association and the Bellingham Herald in the 2013 campaign.[4][5]

2010

See also: Washington State House of Representatives elections, 2010

Carol Gregory ran for the Washington State House of Representatives District 30b. She defeated Anthony Kalchik, Ed Barnedy and Jerry Galland in the August 17, 2010 primary. She was defeated by Republican Katrina Asay in the November 2, 2010 general election.[6]

Washington State House, District 30b Primary, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democrat Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Gregory 44% 9,227
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKatrina Asay 26.8% 5,629
     Republican Ed Barney 12.6% 2,641
     Republican Anthony Kalchik 8.7% 1,832
     Republican Jerry Galland 7.8% 1,636
Total Votes 20,965
Source: Washington Secretary of State

Campaign themes

2013

Gregory provided the following statement of principles in the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet published by King County for the general election:[7]

"I am running for Federal Way School Board because I am passionate about sharing my extensive educational background and experience to ensure that all children get the education necessary to contribute to a global society.

The next few years will require very important decisions to be made by the Federal Way School Board. As our economy diversifies we must take crucial steps to prepare children for jobs of the future. I have the knowledge and resolve to help make significant decisions that lead to positive educational results for children and our economy.

I have a unique wealth of experience; as a teacher and administrator, a policy maker at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and proud grandparent of a recent graduate from Federal Way High School, attending the University of Washington, and two others currently enrolled in Federal Way schools.

I will work diligently to connect the resources in the community to the schools, and to build bridges between schools, families, community, civic and employer partners, underscoring the power of working together to support tomorrow’s leaders."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.


What was at stake?

Incumbent Ed Barney sought a fourth term in the District 1 seat against challenger Geoffery Z. McAnalloy. Newcomers Gregory and Medgar Wells ran for the District 4 seat currently held by Angela Griffin, who did not file for election.

Issues

The Board of Education is facing increased scrutiny from local residents over travel spending and the recent removal of Tony Moore from the board presidency. At a board meeting on October 15, parents confronted the board over $60,000 in travel expenses accrued as part of the district's participation in the Global Partnership for Education. Board members argued that trips to Europe and Asia were necessary to study international education while critics argued that the money could have been used for classroom resources.

The board voted 3-2 at the October 15 meeting to remove Moore as president after his arrest in September for felony theft.[8] Moore was indicted by an Oregon jury on August 23 on charges that he conspired to steal $150,000 worth of commercial tires for his salvage business.[9]

About the district

See also: Federal Way Public Schools, Washington
Federal Way Public Schools is located in King County, Washington
Federal Way Public Schools is located in the City of Federal Way in King County, Washington. The population of Federal Way was 89,306 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[10]

Demographics

Federal Way lagged behind state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (25.4%) fell below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Federal Way's median income at $55,846 while the state median income was $58,890. Federal Way had a poverty rate of 15.4% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[10]

Racial Demographics, 2012[10]
Race Federal Way (%) Washington (%)
White 57.5 77.3
Black or African American 9.7 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.5
Asian 14.2 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2.7 0.6
Two or More Races 6.6 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 16.2 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[11]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 68.7 28.3
2008 70.0 28.0
2004 65.0 33.7
2000 60.0 34.4


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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[12]

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