Bruce Richards

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Bruce Richards
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Central Kitsap Board of Directors, District 1
Term ends
November 2013
Years in position 13
Board Vice President
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First electedNovember 2002
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
AppointedOctober 2002
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of California-Davis
Master'sIndiana University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1972-1978
ProfessionNuclear engineer
Office website
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Bruce Richards currently represents District 1 on the Central Kitsap Board of Directors. He is seeking re-election against challenger Regina C. Hill in the November 5, 2013 general election.


Richards earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California-Davis in 1983. He later received a Masters of Public Administration from Indiana University in 2001. Richards currently works as a nuclear engineer for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. He and his wife have three children who graduated from district schools. Richards served for six years in the United States Navy aboard nuclear submarines.[1]



See also: Central Kitsap School District elections (2013)

Richards is seeking re-election to the District 1 seat on the board against Regina C. Hill. Richards and Hill will be on the November 5, 2013 general election ballot.


Richards won re-election to the board on November 3, 2009 without opposition. Regina C. Hill filed for election but withdrew in August 2009 because she moved out of the district.[2][3]

Central Kitsap Board of Directors, District 1, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Richards Incumbent 98.2% 12,677
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.8% 232
Total Votes 12,909
Source: Kitsap County Auditor

About the district

See also: Central Kitsap School District, Washington
Central Kitsap School District is located in Kitsap County, Washington
Central Kitsap School District in Silverdale is located in Kitsap County along the western banks of the Puget Sound. The population of Silverdale was 19,204 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Silverdale outpaced state averages for median income and poverty rate while lagging behind higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Silverdale's median income at $61,834 while the state median income was $58,890. Silverdale had a poverty rate of 7.5% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.1%) is below the state average (31.4%).[4]

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