|Board Member, Wayzata School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November, 2017|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota|
|Master's||University of Minnesota|
|Other||University of Minnesota|
|Profession||Speech language pathologist|
Andrea Cuene resides in Plymouth, Minnesota with her husband and two sons. Cuene earned her B.A. in Communication Disorders, her M.A. in Speech and Language Pathology and her post-baccalaureate certificate in Child Abuse Prevention Studies from the University of Minnesota. She began her career as a speech language pathologist as the University of Minnesota Hospital and NovaCare before taking a break from her career to raise her sons. In 2008, she resumed her career as a speech language pathologist with Greenwood Elementary, which is a part of the district.
- See also: Wayzata Public Schools elections (2013)
Andrea Cuene ran against eight fellow newcomers and won one of three vacant at-large school board seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Wayzata Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||David A. Lloyd||3.7%||268|
|Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 284 - Wayzata," accessed December 18, 2013|
Andrea Cuene reported $990.00 in contributions and $8,533.52 in expenditures to Wayzata Public Schools, which left her campaign with $7,543.52 in debt.
Andrea Cuene did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
Cuene's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
There were three seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. None of the three incumbents with expiring terms, including Board Chair Susan Jean Hayes Droegemueller, filed for re-election. Nine newcomers, Andrea Cuene, Derek Diesen, Dan Haugen, Sarah Johansen, David A. Lloyd, Chris McCullough, Phil Napier, Bill Pritchard and Ted Victor filed for the three open seats.
About the district
- See also: Wayzata Public Schools, Minnesota
Hennepin County outperformed the rest of Minnesota in terms of its median rates of average household income and higher education achievement but underperformed in terms of its poverty rate in 2011. The median household income in Hennepin County was $62,966 compared to $58,476 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in Hennepin County was 12.3% compared to 11.0% for the entire state. The United States Census Bureau also found that 44.7% of Hennepin County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 31.8% in Minnesota.
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.
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- Andrea Cuene for Wayzata School Board, "About Andrea," accessed October 23, 2013
- Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from Wayzata Public Schools on January 3, 2014
- Andrea Cuene for Wayzata School Board, "Critical School Board Issues," accessed October 23, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Hennepin County, Minnesota," accessed October 14, 2013
- Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Election Results and Statistics," accessed October 14, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014