Carmen Goers

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Carmen Goers
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Former candidate for
Kent School Board, District 5
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 6, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Phoenix
ProfessionCommercial banker
Campaign website
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Carmen Goers was a candidate for the District 5 seat on the Kent School Board in Washington. She was defeated in the August 6, 2013 primary by Bruce Elliott and Maya Vengadasalam.


Goers earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She currently works as a commercial banker.[1]



See also: Kent School District elections (2013)


General election

Maya Vengadasalam defeated Bruce Elliott in the November 5, 2013 general election.

Kent School Board, General, District 5, Four-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMaya Vengadasalam 52.2% 13,967
     Nonpartisan Bruce Elliott 47.5% 12,717
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.4% 95
Total Votes 26,779
Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013

Goers placed third during the August 6, 2013 primary for District 5 and failed to advance to the November 5, 2013 general election.[2]

Kent School Board, Primary, District 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Elliott 44.1% 7,506
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMaya Vengadasalam 32.5% 5,534
     Nonpartisan Carmen Goers 23.3% 3,970
Total Votes 17,010
Source: King County Elections, "August 6, 2013 Primary Election," August 20, 2013


Goers reported $2,067.85 in contributions and $2,067.85 in expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission, which left her campaign with no cash on hand.[3]


Goers's campaign website listed the following endorsements in the 2013 campaign:[4]

  • Gwen Allen-Carston
  • Joey Brewer
  • Charles Carston
  • Candace Conaty
  • Shelley Cook
  • Dini Duclos

Campaign themes


Goers provided a statement of principles for the King County Local Voters' Pamphlet:[1]

"My grandmother was a teacher and my mother has taught and was a K-12 principal and I understand the crucial role our teachers play on our education team. I care deeply about our schools, our residents and our students. Our family has championed three daughters through the Kent School system. I have many years of community involvement and 20 years of business banking experience. These experiences have provided me with a unique skill set that can add value to the decision making required on the School Board. I value open communication between citizens and their elected officials and, if elected, will be available to the community. I will advocate for our students, parents, teachers and all of us who rely on the School Board for common sense decision making."

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

What was at stake?

Agda Burchard ran unopposed for the District 4 seat. She was appointed to the office in 2012 and sought her first full term in office. Bruce Elliott and Maya Vengadasalam sought the District 5 seat currently held by Tim Clark. Clark did not file for re-election because he is running to be the Mayor of Kent.

About the district

See also: Kent School District, Washington
Kent School District is located in King County, Washington
Kent School District is located in the City of Kent in King County, Washington. The population of Kent was 118,588 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]


Kent lagged behind state averages for higher education achievement and median income while lagging behind in poverty levels. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (25.3%) fell below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Kent's median income at $58,622 while the state median income was $58,890. Kent had a poverty rate of 15.6% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[5]

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