Chris Marks

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Bellevue School District, District 3
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November 2017
Years in position 11
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Last electionNovember 5, 2013
AppointedMarch 2004
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Chris Marks currently represents District 3 on the Bellevue Board of Directors in Washington. She ran unopposed for re-election in the November 5, 2013 general election. Marks was first appointed to the board in March 2004.


Marks worked for 25 years as a technician and manager of an immunochemistry laboratory prior to her retirement. She and her husband have four children who have attended district schools.[1]



See also: Bellevue School District elections (2013)


Marks ran for a third full term on the board without opposition in the November 5, 2013 general election.


Bellevue School District, Four-year term, District 3, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChris Marks Incumbent 99% 21,039
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1% 222
Total Votes 21,261
Source: King County Elections, "Certified Results," November 25, 2013


Marks reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[2]


Marks won a second full term on the board without opposition in the November 3, 2009 general election.[3]

Bellevue Board of Directors, District 3, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChris Marks Incumbent 98.8% 22,576
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.2% 279
Total Votes 22,855
Source: King County Elections

What was at stake?

Incumbent Marks sought a third term without opposition in District 3. Tracy Trojovsky and Krischanna Roberson ran for an unexpired two-year term in District 4 left open by the resignation of current member Michael Murphy.[4] The District 5 race to replace outgoing member Paul Mills included newcomers Ed Luera and My-Linh Thai.

About the district

See also: Bellevue School District, Washington
Bellevue School District is located in King County, Washington
Bellevue School District is located in the City of Bellevue in King County, Washington. The population of Bellevue was 122,363 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[5]


Bellevue outperforms state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (60.7%) exceeds the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Bellevue's median income at $84,503, while the state median income was $58,890. Bellevue had a poverty rate of 6.6% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Bellevue (%) Washington (%)
White 62.6 77.3
Black or African American 2.3 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 1.5
Asian 27.6 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.6
Two or More Races 3.9 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 7.0 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 68.7 28.3
2008 70.0 28.0
2004 65.0 33.7
2000 60.0 34.4

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[7][8]

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