|Bellevue School District, District 5|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of Washington|
Thai and her family came to the United States as refugees from Vietnam in 1993. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy at the University of Washington in 1992. Thai has worked as a staff pharmacist at ShopKo and the manager of a medical practice. She works with the Somerset Elementary PTSA on the Scholarship Committee and Auction Committee. Thai and her husband, Don, have two children attending district schools.
Thai ran against fellow challenger Ed Luera 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|
Thai reported $12,044.00 in contributions and $10,258.64 in expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission, which left her campaign with $1,785.36 on hand.
Thai's campaign website listed the following endorsements in 2013:
- Bellevue Education Association
- The Seattle Times
- Al Sugiyama
- Allie Wu
- Ann Oxrieder
Thai provided the following statement for the King County Local Voters' Pamphlet ahead of the August 6, 2013 primary:
"Bellevue has the fastest growing immigrant population in Washington State. As a Vietnamese refugee who attended Federal Way High School and graduated from the University of Washington, I bring a unique perspective to the School Board by facilitating understanding and communication of cultural and educational values of people from diverse backgrounds, and bringing them together to articulate a common purpose. A seat on the board will allow me to achieve that purpose and continue the pursuit of excellence as a school district. I therefore ask for YOUR VOTE for Bellevue School Board."
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 Thai and Ed Luera.
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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- Friends of My-Linh Thai, "About My-Linh," accessed August 20, 2013
- LinkedIn, "My-Linh Thai," accessed August 20, 2013
- King County Elections, "August 2013 Primary Election Results," accessed August 20, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Friends of My-Linh Thai, accessed August 20, 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