Olympia School District elections (2013)

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2013 Olympia 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
Olympia School District
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Two seats were up for election on the Olympia Board of Directors. Eileen Thomson defeated Brian Tomlinson for the District 3 seat while Mark Campeau ran unopposed and won the District 5 seat.

About the district

See also: Olympia School District, Washington
Olympia School District is located in Thurston County, Washington
Olympia School District is located in the capital city of Olympia, Washington in Thurston County. The population of Olympia was 46,478 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

Olympia outperforms the state average for higher education achievement but lags behind median income and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (43.3%) exceeds the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Olympia's median income at $52,371 while the state median income was $58,890. Olympia had a poverty rate of 15.8% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Olympia (%) Washington (%)
White 83.7 77.3
Black or African American 2.0 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.5
Asian 6.0 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.4 0.6
Two or More Races 5.0 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 6.3 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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Olympia Board of Directors 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 Districts 1, 2 and 4 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 Olympia 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

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Results

Olympia Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 3, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEileen Thomson Incumbent 72.2% 11,422
     Nonpartisan Brian Tomlinson 27.8% 4,401
Total Votes 15,823
Source: Thurston County Auditor, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 26, 2013


Olympia Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMark Campeau Incumbent 100% 11,799
Total Votes 11,799
Source: Thurston County Auditor, "November 5, 2013 General Election," November 26, 2013

Endorsements

On October 18, 2013, The Olympian endorsed Eileen Thomson for re-election to the school board.[5]

Campaign finance

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

Past elections

2011

Olympia Board of Directors, District 1, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Wilson 100% 12,629
Total Votes 12,629
Source: Thurston County Auditor


Olympia Board of Directors, District 2, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAllen T. Miller 100% 13,277
Total Votes 13,277
Source: Thurston County Auditor


Olympia Board of Directors, District 4, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJustin Montermini 100% 12,960
Total Votes 12,960
Source: Thurston County Auditor

What was at stake?

Incumbent Eileen Thomson won re-election for the District 3 seat against challenger Brian Tomlinson. Mark Campeau won a second term in the District 5 seat without opposition.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Olympia Board of Directors election in 2013:[7]

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 Olympia Board of Directors election shared the ballot with other local, county and state elections. Residents of Olympia voted for four seats on the City Council as well as a seat on the Municipal Court. The Thurston County Auditor and two seats on the Port of Olympia Commission were up for election on November 5, 2013. The ballot included two statewide initiatives and five advisory votes dealing with changes to state tax policies.[8]

See also

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