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Amy Pivetta Hoffman
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Bethel Board of Directors, District 4
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Washington
J.D.University of Montana
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Amy Pivetta Hoffman currently represents District 4 on the Bethel Board of Directors in Washington. She defeated fellow challenger Rick E. Payne for an unexpired two-year term in the November 5, 2013 general election.


Hoffman earned a B.A. from the University of Washington in 2000 and a J.D. from the University of Montana in 2004. She currently runs a law practice in Puyallup specializing in business law and government affairs. Hoffman previously served as president of the Frederickson Clover Creek Community Council and a member of the Frederickson Land Use Advisory Commission.[1]



See also: Bethel School District elections (2013)


Hoffman sought election to the board against Rick E. Payne on November 5, 2013.


Bethel Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 4, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Pivetta Hoffman 72.6% 11,433
     Nonpartisan Rick E. Payne 26.5% 4,174
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.9% 140
Total Votes 15,747
Source: Pierce County Elections, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 25, 2013


Hoffman reported $11,511.05 in contributions and $11,390.06 in expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission, which left her campaign with $120.99 on hand.[2]


The Bellingham Herald endorsed Hoffman for the November 5, 2013 board election.[3] Hoffman also received the endorsement of the Pierce County Democrats on October 15, 2013.[4]

Campaign themes


Hoffman provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Pierce County:[1]

"Amy Pivetta Hoffman is running for our school board because she wants to help make a positive difference in the lives of our children.

Active in the Bethel School District, Amy has devoted countless hours to improve our community. Along the way, Amy has earned an excellent reputation for listening to other viewpoints, developing consensus, and then helping people come together with goals that reflect the best in our citizens and our communities.

We can count on Amy to use those same positive skills and attitudes to bring people together to help Bethel become a model for educational excellence. Amy will include parents in the planning of curriculum so we can together help our kids realize their full potential. Amy believes we have a responsibility to ensure our kids feel safe and secure in the classroom.

Amy Pivetta Hoffman will help build Bethel into the outstanding school system our kids deserve! Please cast your vote for the future of our kids – support Amy Pivetta Hoffman for Bethel School Board Director #4."

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

What was at stake?

Incumbents Warren T. Smith and Stan Chapin won re-election to the board without opposition in Districts 1 and 3. Newcomers Pivetta and Rick E. Payne sought an unexpired two-year term in District 4. The District 4 seat was held by appointee Michael Audas, who did not file for election.

About the district

See also: Bethel School District, Washington
Bethel School District is located in Pierce County, Washington
Bethel School District is based out of Spanaway and serves local communities in southeastern Pierce County. District schools serve students in Graham, Puyallup, Roy, Spanaway and Tacoma. The population of Pierce County was 795,225 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]


Pierce County lags behind the rest of Washington based on median income and higher education achievement while outperforming the state poverty rate. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Pierce County was $58,824 while the state median income was $58,890. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (23.6%) was lower than the state average (31.4%). The city's poverty rate was 11.6% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2010[5]
Race Pierce County (%) Washington (%)
White 76.8 81.6
Black or African American 7.2 3.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.6 1.8
Asian 6.3 7.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.4 0.7
Two or More Races 6.6 4.3
Hispanic or Latino 9.6 11.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
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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