North Thurston Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 North Thurston 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
North Thurston Public Schools
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Two seats were up for election on the North Thurston School Board. Chuck Namit and Aaron K. Owada ran unopposed and won seats in Districts 2 and 3 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.[1]

Demographics

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%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
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[2]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 58.3 38.8
2008 59.9 38.2
2004 55.6 42.6
2000 51.8 41

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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[3]

Method of board member selection

The North Thurston School Board consists of five members who are elected by district to four-year terms. There were no primaries on August 6, 2013 and the general election took place on November 5, 2013. Seats in District 1, 4 and 5 will be up for election in the November 3, 2015 general election.

Elections in Washington require candidates to pay filing fees equal to 1% of a position's annual salary. Board members in Lacey 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 for the local voters' pamphlet in Thurston County by June 21, 2013.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

Results

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


North Thurston School Board, Four-year term, District 3, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAaron K. Owada Incumbent 100% 15,690
Total Votes 15,690
Source: Thurston County Auditor, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 26, 2013

Campaign finance

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

Past elections

2011

North Thurston School Board, District 1, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMarcia Coppin 60.9% 12,055
     Nonpartisan Patrick Williams Incumbent 39.1% 7,739
Total Votes 19,794
Source: Thurston County Auditor


North Thurston School Board, District 4, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLaurie Davies 100% 17,438
Total Votes 17,438
Source: Thurston County Auditor


North Thurston School Board, District 5, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLeah Wells Incumbent 100% 17,329
Total Votes 17,329
Source: Thurston County Auditor

What was at stake?

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

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the North Thurston School Board 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
June 21, 2013 Last day to submit candidate statement and photo for voters' pamphlet
August 6, 2013 Primary day
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 North Thurston School Board election shared the ballot with other local, county and state elections. Residents of Lacey voted for four seats on the City Council. The Thurston County Auditor seat was also up for election on November 5, 2013. The ballot included two statewide initiatives and five advisory votes dealing with changes to state tax policies.[7]

See also

External links

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