Highline Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Highline 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
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Highline Public Schools
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Two seats were up for election on the Highline Board of Directors. Seats in Districts 2 and 3 were on the ballot on November 5, 2013. Angelica M. Alvarez ran unopposed and won the District 2 seat while Susan Goding defeated Miles Partman to win the District 3 seat.

About the district

See also: Highline Public Schools, Washington
Highline Public Schools is located in King County, Washington
Highline Public Schools is a school district in King County, Washington with administrative offices in Burien. The district serves students in communities throughout the southwestern portion of the county including Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park and SeaTac.[1] The population of Burien was 33,313 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

Burien lags behind the rest of Washington based on median income, poverty levels and higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census found the median income in Burien was $51,858 while the state median income was $58,890. The city's poverty rate was 14.5% compared to the state's 12.5% poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (26.5%) was lower than the state average (31.4%).[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Burien (%) Washington (%)
White 63.5 77.3
Black or African American 5.9 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.5 1.5
Asian 9.9 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1.8 0.6
Two or More Races 5.9 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 20.7 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
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.[4]

Method of board member selection

The Highline Board of Directors consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms. There was not a primary on August 6, 2013 and the general election took place on November 5, 2013. Seats in Districts 1, 4 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 Highline School District 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.[5]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • Angelica M. Alvarez
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, Goddard College
    • PreK-3rd grade systems coach, Puget Sound Educational Service District

  • Susan Goding
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of California-Berkeley
    • Process lab specialist, King County South Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Miles Partman
    • Volunteer sales associate, Habitat for Humanity

Results

Highline Public Schools, Four-year term, District 2, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAngelica M. Alvarez Incumbent 98.5% 18,276
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.5% 276
Total Votes 18,552
Source: King County Elections, "Certified Results," November 25, 2013


Highline Public Schools, Four-year term, District 3, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Goding Incumbent 76.4% 16,555
     Nonpartisan Miles Partman 22.9% 4,972
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.6% 140
Total Votes 21,667
Source: King County Elections, "Certified Results," November 25, 2013

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.[6]

Past elections

2011

Highline Board of Directors, District 1, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTyrone Curry, Sr. 54.2% 12,133
     Nonpartisan Sili Savusa 45% 10,076
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.8% 169
Total Votes 22,378
Source: King County Elections


Highline Board of Directors, District 4, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBernie Dorsey 98.6% 18,286
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.4% 253
Total Votes 18,539
Source: King County Elections


Highline Board of Directors, District 5, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael D. Spear 98.6% 18,151
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.4% 258
Total Votes 18,409
Source: King County Elections

What was at stake?

Incumbent Angelica M. Alvarez won re-election to the board without opposition in District 2. Susan Goding defeated challenger Miles Partman to retain her District 3 seat.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Highland Public Schools election in 2013:[5]

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
November 26, 2013 Certification of vote results by county
December 5, 2013 Certification of vote results by state

Additional elections on the ballot

The Highline Board of Directors races shared the ballot with other city and county measures. Residents of Burien cast ballots for four seats on the City Council. Voters also found the following King County offices on the ballot:[7]

  • 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

King County voters decided on renewal of an existing levy to fund emergency medical services and a proposition to create a Department of Public Defense. There were also two statewide initiatives and five advisory votes on the November 5, 2013 ballot.[7]

See also

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