Brian Cronin

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Brian Cronin
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Candidate for
Board member, Boise Board of Trustees, At-large
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Caucus Leader Idaho State House
2011-2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalSeptember 2, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Idaho House of Representatives District 19B
2008-2012
Education
Bachelor'sHaverford College
Master'sHarvard University
Personal
Place of birthNew York, NY
ProfessionSenior Vice President, Strategies 360; Owner and marketing director of Garabatos Spanish Preschool

Brian Cronin is a candidate for an at-large seat on the Boise School District Board of Trustees in Idaho. The general election will be held on September 2, 2014. He is also a former Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 19B from 2008 to 2012. He served as Minority Caucus Leader from 2011 to 2012.

Biography

Cronin graduated with his bachelor's degree from Havenford College and his master's degree from Harvard University. He is the Senior Vice President for Strategies 360 and is the owner and marketing director of Garabatos Spanish Preschool. Cronin was previously the owner and president of Cronin Associates, worked as a teacher for Boston Public Schools and at Scarsdale High School, served as press secretary for Jerry Brady and Mayor Dave Bieter, was a communications specialist and magazine editor at Junior Chamber International, a writer at Scholastic Incorporated and a volunteer for WorldTeach. He is married to Veronica Cronin and has two children.[1][2]

Elections

2014

See also: Boise School District elections (2014)

Opposition

In the September 2, 2014 general election, incumbents Nancy Gregory and Doug Park are facing John Hruby, Anthony Shallat and Grant Walden for two at-large seats with six-year terms. Challengers Brian Cronin and Travis Jones will compete for an at-large seat with a two-year term.

Funding

Cronin had not filed a campaign finance report with the Idaho Secretary of State as of July 15, 2014.[3]

Endorsements

Cronin had not received any official endorsements in this election, as of July 15, 2014.

2012

See also: Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cronin did not run for re-election in 2012.

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cronin won re-election to District Seat 19B in 2010 against Republican John Magnan. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 25th. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 19B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Cronin (D) 9,974 68.1%
John Magnan (R) 4,677 31.9%

Funding

In 2010, a year in which Cronin was up for re-election, he collected $14,435 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Cronin's campaign in 2010
Idaho Education Association$1,000
Cronin, Denis F$1,000
Professional Fire Fighters Of Idaho$1,000
Idaho Hospital Association$800
Cronin, Linda$500
Total Raised in 2010 $14,435

2008

On November 4, 2008, Democrat Brian Cronin won the election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 19B receiving 66.6% of the vote (14,004 votes), ahead of Republican Kevin McGowan who received 33.4% of the vote (7,008 votes).[6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 19B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Cronin (D) 14,004 66.6%
Kevin McGowan (R) 7,008 33.4%

Funding

In 2008, Cronin raised $46,318.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[7]


Donor Amount
Linda Cronin $2,000
Idaho Education Association $2,000
Denis F. Cronin $1,000
Denis F. & Linda Cronin $1,000
Veronica Cronin $1,000
Victoria Roper $1,000
Eloise Cronin $1,600
Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho $1,000
Brian C. Cronin $1,500
Kevin B. Cronin $1,500
Robert McKeraches $1,500

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cronin served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cronin served on these committees:

Issues

Education reform

Cronin opposed Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's K-12 education reform package. The first bill was sent to the governor on March 9, 2011. That bill restricted collective bargaining rights for teachers to salaries and benefits only. Additionally, the bill called for tenure to be phased out for new teachers and existing teachers without tenure. "One person's medicine is another person's Kool-Aid and I refuse to drink it," Cronin said.[9]

Tuition hikes

Students at Idaho's four-year universities paid more in tuition in 2011-2012. Data showed that while state appropriations for higher education had been up and down in the last decade, hikes in student fees had been consistent.

Rep. Linden B. Bateman said that students paying more for their college experience is only a product of a poor economy.

“The problem is that we have this bleak economy and we can’t ask taxpayers to come up with more,” Bateman said. “The revenue is just not there.”

Rep. Brian Cronin says the trend showed the state’s inability to commit to stable and adequate funding for colleges and universities.

“This latest tuition increase is a logical consequence of a decade-long disinvestment into higher education,” said Cronin. “I think it’s a significant problem.”[10]

About the district

See also: Boise School District, Idaho
Boise School District is located in Ada County, Idaho
Boise School District is located in Ada County, Idaho. The county seat of Ada County is Boise. Ada County is home to 416,464 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[11] Boise School District is the second-largest school district in Idaho, serving 25,476 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[12]

Demographics

Ada County outperformed the rest of Idaho in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 35.3 percent of Ada County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 24.7 percent for Idaho as a whole. The median household income in Ada County was $55,499 compared to $47,015 for the state of Idaho. The poverty rate in Ada County was 12.2 percent compared to 15.1 percent for the entire state.[11]

Racial Demographics, 2013[11]
Race Ada County (%) Idaho (%)
White 92.5 93.7
Black or African American 1.3 0.8
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8 1.7
Asian 2.6 1.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.2
Two or More Races 2.6 2.2
Hispanic or Latino 7.5 11.8

Presidential Voting Pattern[13]
Year Republican Vote Democratic Vote
2012 97,554 77,137
2008 93,328 82,236
2004 94,641 58,523
2000 75,050 40,650

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.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 19B
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Holli High Woodings (D)