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Chuck Namit
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North Thurston School Board, District 2
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 22
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 1993
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sPortland State University
Master'sOregon State University
ProfessionManagement consultant
Office website
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Chuck Namit currently represents District 2 on the North Thurston School Board in Washington. He was first elected to the board in 1993. Namit won re-election without opposition on November 5, 2013.


Namit earned a B.S. in History from Portland State University. He later earned a M.Ed. from Oregon State University, a Master's degree in Communications from Michigan State University and M.B.A. from the University of Puget Sound. Namit is an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University as well as the president of Strategem LLC. He also serves on the Decision-making Task Force for the National School Boards Foundation.[1]



See also: North Thurston Public Schools elections (2013)


Namit sought a sixth term on the board without opposition on November 5, 2013.


North Thurston School Board, Four-year term, District 2, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Namit 100% 15,512
Total Votes 15,512
Source: Thurston County Auditor, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 26, 2013


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


Namit won re-election to the District 2 seat without opposition on November 3, 2009.

North Thurston School Board, District 2, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Namit 100% 16,557
Total Votes 16,557
Source: Thurston County Auditor

Campaign themes


Namit provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Thurston County:[3]

"I am the incumbent school director, and would love to receive your vote to retain the position. I want to ensure district innovation, such as the implementation of the new teacher-principal evaluation system, and the district's continued effective schools initiative. Our district's math and science scores are increasing, and this year we have two National Merit semi-finalists. Since 2009, our district has seen a 60-point increase in the SAT scores of its students, with 20 percent more students taking the test. I want to make sure that there is greater rigor in our curriculum.

The District has seen a 600 student increase over the last few years. I want to see that the district remains a good steward of public dollars. With staff cooperation, refinancing and efficiency we have managed to build the district's reserves by over 6 percent in the last few years."

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

What was at stake?

Incumbents Namit and Aaron K. Owada won re-election without opposition to the District 2 and 3 seats on November 5, 2013.

About the district

See also: North Thurston Public Schools, Washington
North Thurston Public Schools is located in Thurston County, Washington
North Thurston Public Schools is located in the City of Lacey in Thurston County, Washington. The population of Lacey was 42,393 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[4]


Olympia lags behind the state average for higher education achievement but outperforms median income and poverty rates. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.8%) is lower than the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Lacey's median income at $59,572 while the state median income was $58,890. Olympia had a poverty rate of 10.1% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Lacey (%) Washington (%)
White 74.2 77.3
Black or African American 5.4 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.5
Asian 8.0 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.7 0.6
Two or More Races 7.0 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 9.2 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 58.3 38.8
2008 59.9 38.2
2004 55.6 42.6
2000 51.8 41

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