Renton School District elections (2013)

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2013 Renton School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Election history
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
References
See also
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Renton School District
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Two seats were up for election on the Renton Board of Directors. Al Talley and Pam Teal ran unopposed to win seats in Districts 2 and 5 on November 5, 2013.

About the district

See also: Renton School District, Washington
Renton School District is located in King County, Washington
Renton School District is located in the City of Renton in King County, Washington. The population of Renton was 90,927 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[1]

Demographics

Renton lagged behind state averages for higher education achievement but outperformed state median income and poverty rates. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.3%) fell below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Renton's median income at $64,829 while the state median income was $58,890. Renton had a poverty rate of 10.8% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Renton (%) Washington (%)
White 54.6 77.3
Black or African American 10.6 3.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 1.5
Asian 21.2 7.2
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.8 0.6
Two or More Races 5.8 4.7
Hispanic or Latino 13.1 11.2

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
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, 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 Renton Board of Directors consists of five members elected by district to four-year terms. There was no primary election on August 6, 2013 and seats in Districts 2 and 5 were up for election on November 3, 2015. Voters will choose members for Districts 1, 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 Renton 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[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

Results

Renton Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 2, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAl Talley Incumbent 98.1% 14,760
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.9% 284
Total Votes 15,044
Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013


Renton Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPam Teal Incumbent 98.8% 15,352
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.2% 194
Total Votes 15,546
Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013

Campaign finance

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

Past elections

2011

Renton Board of Directors, District 1, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Franceschina 98.8% 16,833
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.2% 206
Total Votes 17,039
Source: King County Elections


Renton Board of Directors, District 3, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLynn Desmarais 98.9% 16,862
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.1% 196
Total Votes 17,058
Source: King County Elections


Renton Board of Directors, District 4, November 8, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDenise Eider 98.9% 16,708
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 1.1% 193
Total Votes 16,901
Source: King County Elections

What was at stake?

Incumbents Al Talley and Pam Teal won re-election to Districts 2 and 5 without opposition in the November 5, 2013 election.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Renton Board of Directors election in 2013:[4]

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 Renton Board of Directors election shared the ballot with other local, county and state measures. Residents of Renton cast ballots for three seats on the City Council as well as a municipal court seat. Voters also found the following King County offices on the ballot:

  • 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 cast ballots on renewing 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.[6]

See also

External links

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