|Renton Board of Directors, District 2|
|Years in position||14|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 2001|
Talley has owned a janitorial business in Renton and mentored with Communities in Schools of Renton since 1996. He is also the former chairman of the Renton Chamber of Commerce. Talley has children who have graduated from district schools and grandchildren currently enrolled in the district.
- See also: Renton School District elections (2013)
Talley sought re-election to the District 2 seat without opposition on November 5, 2013.
|Renton Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 2, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Al Talley Incumbent||98.1%||14,760|
|Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013|
Talley reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Talley won a third term on the board, without opposition, on November 3, 2009.
|Renton Board of Directors, District 2, November 3, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Al Talley Incumbent||98.1%||15,593|
|Source: King County Elections|
Talley provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet for King County:
"I see my responsibility is to work with the other Directors, to ensure all the students in the Renton School District get the best education possible. We set policies and oversee the Districts finances. We hire and evaluate the Superintendent based on the areas to achieve the best education for the students by the best staff in the education system. We establishes a structure which local circumstances creates an environment designed to ensure all students the opportunity to attain their maximum potential through a sound organizational framework."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Incumbents Talley and Pam Teal sought re-election to Districts 2 and 5 without opposition in the November 5, 2013 election.
About the district
- See also: Renton School District, Washington
Renton lagged behind state averages for higher education achievement but outperformed state median income and poverty rates. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.3%) fell below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Renton's median income at $64,829 while the state median income was $58,890. Renton had a poverty rate of 10.8% 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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- Take Part, "National Mentoring Month All-Star: 76-Year-Old Mr. Al Talley," January 4, 2011
- Newcastle News, "Renton School District elects new leadership for 2001," February 9, 2001
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- King County Elections, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed September 24, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Renton," accessed September 24, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed September 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014