|Former candidate for|
|Bellevue Board of Directors, District 5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Profession||Real estate executive|
Luera earned a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and a Master's of Public Administration in Columbia University. He previously worked with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey before moving to Washington. Luera is currently Vice President of Leasing and Marketing for Clise Properties, Inc. He and his wife, Dana, have three children attending district schools.
Luera ran against fellow challenger My-Linh Thai on November 5, 2013.
|Bellevue School District, Four-year term, District 5, 2013|
|Source: King County Elections, "Certified Results," November 25, 2013|
|Bellevue Board of Directors, Primary, District 4, 2013|
|Source: King County Elections|
Luera reported $3,825.00 in contributions and no expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission, which left his campaign with $3,825.00 on hand.
Luera's campaign website listed the following endorsements for 2013:
- Bill Pollard
- Dorothy C. Bullitt
- Lourdes Portillo Salazar
- Magdaleno Leno Rose-Avila
- Al Clise
- Brad Baumann
Luera provided the following statement for the King County Local Voters' Pamphlet ahead of the August 6, 2013 primary:
"As your Director, I will be a passionate advocate to make certain that our children are not only receiving the best education anywhere, anytime, but that they are also availing themselves of this opportunity. I will make certain that our teachers are provided with the best training, facilities, and administrative support and encouragement to help them develop America’s “best and the brightest.” As a Bellevue youth track and football coach, mentor to local at-risk youth and father of two current Bellevue area high school students, I have found that children will always rise to our level of expectation for them. To expect more is to guarantee it and our children and America’s future demand no less."
What was at stake?
Incumbent Chris Marks sought a third term without opposition in District 3. Tracy Trojovsky and Krischanna Roberson ran for an unexpired two-year term in District 4 left open by the resignation of current member Michael Murphy. The District 5 race to replace outgoing member Paul Mills included newcomers Luera and My-Linh Thai.
About the district
- See also: Bellevue School District, Washington
Bellevue outperforms state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (60.7%) exceeds the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Bellevue's median income at $84,503, while the state median income was $58,890. Bellevue had a poverty rate of 6.6% 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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Washington school districts
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- Bellevue School District elections (2013)
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- King County Elections, "August 2013 Primary Election Results," accessed August 20, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Ed Luera for Bellevue School Board, "Endorsements," accessed September 26, 2013
- King County Elections, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed August 20, 2013
- Bellevue Patch, "Bellevue School Board Member Mike Murphy to Resign," March 26, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Bellevue," accessed August 20, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed August 1, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014