Central Valley School District elections (2013)

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2013 Central Valley School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
Washington
Central Valley School District
Spokane County, Washington ballot measures
Washington local ballot measures
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Two seats were up for election on the Central Valley Board of Directors. Tom Dingus and Amy Mason ran unopposed and won seats in Districts 2 and 5 on November 5, 2013.

About the district

See also: Central Valley School District, Washington
Central Valley School District is located in Spokane County, Washington
Central Valley School District is located in the Spokane River Valley in Spokane County. The district is based out of the City of Spokane Valley and also serves students in Liberty Lake. The population of Spokane Valley was 89,755 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

Spokane Valley lagged behind the rest of Washington based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement in 2010. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Spokane Valley was $47,759 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 13.7% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (19.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).[1]

Method of board member selection

The Central Valley Board of Directors consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms. There was not a primary election on August 6, 2013 and the general election took place on November 5, 2013. Seats in District 1, 3 and 4 will be up for election on November 3, 2015.

Elections in Washington require candidates to pay filing fees equal to 1% of a position's annual salary. Board members in Spokane Valley can be reimbursed up to $4,800 for district activities but do not receive salaries, which eliminates the filing fee. Candidates were required to file nominating petitions by May 17, 2013 to qualify for the November ballot. Each candidate could also submit a photo and statement of 100 words or less by May 24, 2013 for the county's local voter pamphlet.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Tom Dingus
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Central Washington University
    • Accountant

  • Amy Mason
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Washington State University and California State University

Election results

Central Valley Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 2, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTom Dingus Incumbent 97.4% 12,774
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.6% 345
Total Votes 13,119
Source: Spokane County Elections, "Election Results," November 26, 2013


Central Valley Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Mason Incumbent 97.6% 12,729
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.4% 311
Total Votes 13,040
Source: Spokane County Elections, "Election Results," November 26, 2013

Endorsements

There were no endorsements in this election.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[5]

Past election

2011

Central Valley Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 1, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMJ Bolt 100% 16,173
Total Votes 16,173
Source: Spokane County Elections, "Election Results," November 26, 2013


Central Valley Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 3, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDebra Long 100% 16,285
Total Votes 16,285
Source: Spokane County Elections, "Election Results," November 29, 2013


Central Valley Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 4, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKeith L. Clark 100% 16,224
Total Votes 16,224
Source: Spokane County Elections, "Election Results," November 29, 2013


Central Valley Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 5, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAmy Mason 100% 16,008
Total Votes 16,008
Source: Spokane County Elections, "Election Results," November 29, 2013

What was at stake?

Incumbents Tom Dingus and Amy Mason won re-election to seats in Districts 2 and 5 without opposition on November 5, 2013.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Central Valley Board of Directors election:[6]

Deadline Event
April 29, 2013 First day to file nominating petitions by mail
May 13, 2013 First day to file nominating petitions online or in-person
May 17, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
May 23, 2013 Last day to submit candidate materials for voter pamphlet
August 6, 2013 Primary day
November 5, 2013 Election day
November 26, 2013 Certification of vote results

Additional elections on the ballot

The Central Valley Board of Directors elections shared the ballot with additional city and county measures. Voters chose candidates for three seats on the Spokane Valley City Council. Spokane Valley residents voted for three seats on the local Fire Commission. The ballot also featured a single seat for a six-year term on the Spokane County Commission. Voters weighed in on Proposition 1, which requested a tax levy to support continued operations at Fairchild Air Force Base. There were two statewide initiatives and five advisory votes on the November 5, 2013 ballot.[7]

See also

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