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Revision as of 16:12, 10 January 2014

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2013 Mead 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
Mead School District
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Two seats were up for election on the Mead School District Board of Directors on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Maureen O'Connor and Tom Hunt ran unopposed and won re-election to seats in Positions 1 and 5.

About the district

See also: Mead School District, Washington
Mead School District is located in Spokane County, Washington
Mead School District serves K-12 students in the Town of Mead and the City of Spokane in Spokane County, Washington. The population of Mead was 7,275 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

Mead lagged behind state averages for median income and higher education achievement but outperformed the state poverty rate in 2010. The percentage of town residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (26.9%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Mead's median income at $57,125 while the state median income was $58,890. Mead had a poverty rate of 4.1% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[1]

Method of board member selection

The Mead School District Board of Directors consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms. There was not a primary election on August 6, 2013 as both board positions did not have more than two candidates. Seats in Position 1 and 5 were up for election on November 5, 2013. Voters will choose members in Position 2, 3 and 4 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 Mead 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

Results

Mead School District Board of Directors, Four-year term, Position 1, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMaureen O'Connor Incumbent 97.3% 9,166
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.7% 258
Total Votes 9,424
Source: Spokane County Elections


Mead School District Board of Directors, Four-year term, Position 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTom Hunt Incumbent 97.2% 9,025
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 2.8% 262
Total Votes 9,287
Source: Spokane County Elections

Campaign finance

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

Past elections

2011

Mead School District Board of Directors, Position 2, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDenny Denholm 97.8% 11,909
     Nonpartisan Write In 2.2% 265
Total Votes 12,174
Source: Spokane County Elections


Mead School District Board of Directors, Position 3, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRobert A. Olson 98% 11,758
     Nonpartisan Write In 2% 234
Total Votes 11,992
Source: Spokane County Elections


Mead School District Board of Directors, Position 4, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRon Farley 98% 11,690
     Nonpartisan Write In 2% 241
Total Votes 11,931
Source: Spokane County Elections

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Mead School District elections 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
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 Mead School District elections shared the ballot with other county measures. The ballot featured a single seat for a six-year term on the Spokane County Commission. Voters also submitted ballots for 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

External links

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