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Federal Way Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Federal Way Public Schools 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
Federal Way Public Schools
King County, Washington ballot measures
Washington ballot measures
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Two seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 for the Federal Way Board of Education in Washington. Geoffery Z. McAnalloy defeated Ed Barney to win the District 1 seat while Carol Gregory defeated Medgar Wells to win the District 4 seat.

The Board of Education is facing increased scrutiny from local residents over travel spending and the recent removal of Tony Moore from the board presidency. At a board meeting on October 15, 2013, parents confronted the board over $60,000 in travel expenses accrued as part of the district's participation in the Global Partnership for Education. Board members argued that trips to Europe and Asia were necessary to study international education. Critics argued that the money could have been used for classroom resources.

The board voted 3-2 at the October 15 meeting to remove Moore as president after his arrest in September for felony theft.[1] Moore was indicted by an Oregon jury on August 23, 2013 on charges that he conspired to steal $150,000 worth of commercial tires for his salvage business.[2]

About the district

See also: Federal Way Public Schools, Washington
Federal Way Public Schools is located in King County, Washington
Federal Way Public Schools is located in the City of Federal Way in King County, Washington. The population of Federal Way was 89,306 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[3]

Demographics

Federal Way lagged behind state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty in 2010. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (25.4%) was below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Federal Way's median income at $55,846 while the state median income was $58,890. Federal Way had a poverty rate of 15.4% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Federal Way (%) Washington (%)
White 57.5 77.3
Black or African American 9.7 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.5
Asian 14.2 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2.7 0.6
Two or More Races 6.6 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 16.2 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[4]
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, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[5]

Method of board member selection

The Federal Way Public Schools Board of Education consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms. There was a primary election in District 4 on August 6, 2013 while District 1 did not have a primary with only two candidates filing for the seat. Seats in Districts 2, 3 and 5 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 Federal Way 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 August 23, 2013 for the county's local voter pamphlet[6]


Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Carol Gregory
    • Graduate, University of Washington
    • Director, Burst of Prosperity
  • Medgar Wells
    • Graduate, Alcorn State University and City University
    • Principal, Overcomer Academy

Election results

General election
Federal Way Board of Directors, District 1, Four-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGeoffery Z. McAnalloy 52.7% 10,733
     Nonpartisan Ed Barney Incumbent 46.8% 9,528
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 93
Total Votes 20,354
Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013


Federal Way Board of Directors, District 4, Four-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Gregory 52.5% 10,812
     Nonpartisan Medgar Wells 47.1% 9,703
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.5% 96
Total Votes 20,611
Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013
Primary

A primary election was held on August 6, 2013 for the District 4 seat on the Federal Way Public Schools Board of Directors. Carol Gregory and Medgar Wells advanced to the November general election.[7]

Federal Way Board of Directors, Primary, District 4, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarol Gregory 44.2% 5,981
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMedgar Wells 38.3% 5,181
     Nonpartisan Kenneth Lance Barton 17.6% 2,381
Total Votes 13,543
Source: King County Elections, "August 6, Primary Election Results," August 20, 2013

Endorsements

The Bellingham Herald endorsed Ed Barney and Carol Gregory for the November 5, 2013 general election.[8]

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $19,491.63 and spent a total of $18,130.05 during the election, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[9]

In the District 1 race, candidates received a total of $8,173.00 and spent a total of $8,144.73.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Ed Barney $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Geoffery Z. McAnalloy $8,173.00 $8,144.73 $28.27

In the District 4 race, candidates received a total of $11,318.63 and spent a total of $9,985.32.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Carol Gregory $10,173.63 $9,778.43 $395.20
Medgar Wells $1,145.00 $206.89 $938.11

Past elections

2011

Federal Way Board of Directors, District 2, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngClaire Wilson 65.7% 14,595
     Nonpartisan Gail Crabtree 34.3% 7,620
Total Votes 22,215
Source: King County Elections, "November 8, 2011 General Election," November 29, 2011


Federal Way Board of Directors, District 3, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDanny Peterson 50.9% 11,518
     Nonpartisan Elizabeth Drake 49.1% 11,095
Total Votes 22,613
Source: King County Elections, "November 8, 2011 General Election," November 29, 2011


Federal Way Board of Directors, District 5, Four-year term, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTony Moore 97.8% 19,529
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.2% 435
Total Votes 19,964
Source: King County Elections, "November 8, 2011 General Election," November 29, 2011

What was at stake?

Incumbent Ed Barney sought a fourth term in the District 1 seat against challenger Geoffery Z. McAnalloy. Newcomers Carol Gregory and Medgar Wells ran for the District 4 seat currently held by Angela Griffin, who did not file for election.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Federal Way Public Schools election in 2013:[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
August 6, 2013 Primary day
August 23, 2013 Last day to submit candidate materials for voter pamphlet
November 5, 2013 Election day
December 5, 2013 Certification of vote results

Additional elections on the ballot

The Federal Way Public Schools race shared the ballot with other city and county measures. Federal Way ballots included the race for Mayor, three seats on the City Council and two municipal judicial seats. Voters also found the following King County offices on the ballot:[10]

  • King County Executive
  • Metropolitan King County Council (Five seats)
  • King County Sheriff
  • King County Court of Appeals
  • King County Superior Court
  • Special districts
    • King County Airport
    • King County Fire Protection
    • King County Public Hospital
    • King County Water

Voters in Federal Way decided on Proposition 1, a proposal to require initiatives to be scheduled on general election dates to increase public participation. King County residents also voted on renewing an existing levy to fund emergency medical services and a proposition to create a Department of Public Defense. There were two statewide initiatives and five advisory votes on the November 5, 2013 ballot.[11]

See also

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