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Bruce Hentges
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Candidate for
Board member, St. Cloud Board of Education, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 12, 2014
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
St. Cloud Board of Education
2008 - 2012

Bruce Hentges is a candidate for an at-large seat on the St. Cloud Board of Education in Minnesota up for general election on November 4, 2014. He won the primary election on August 12, 2014. Hentges formerly served on the board from 2008 to 2012. He informally withdrew from the race on September 18, 2014, due to personal reasons.

He was also a Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate for District 15 of the Minnesota State Senate. The primary election was on August 10, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.



See also: St. Cloud School District elections (2014)


The election in St. Cloud features three at-large seats up for general election on November 4, 2014. The primary election was held on August 12, 2014. Incumbents Peter Hamerlinck, Bruce Mohs and Jerry Von Korff are running against challengers Hassan Abdullahi Yussuf, Michael Conway and Bruce Hentges for the seats. The primary election narrowed the candidate field from seven to six, which removed Scott Andreasen from the race. Hentges announced on September 18, 2014, that he was informally withdrawing from the race due to personal reasons, but he will still appear on the November ballot.[1]


St. Cloud School District, At-Large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Mohs Incumbent 21.9% 3,130
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Hentges 20.9% 2,978
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Von Korff Incumbent 16.9% 2,418
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Hamerlinck Incumbent 12.2% 1,741
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Conway 9.8% 1,403
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHassan Abdullahi Yussuf 9.2% 1,310
     Nonpartisan Scott Andreasen 9% 1,291
Total Votes 14,271
Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 535 - St. Cloud Area," accessed August 12, 2014 These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.


St. Cloud School District does not publish campaign finance reports for school board candidates. State law does not require campaign finance reporting if contributions or expenditures do not exceed $750 in a calendar year.[2]


Hentges has not received any endorsements as of August 5, 2014.


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Hentges had no opponent in the primary. He faced John Pederson (R) in the general election.

Minnesota State Senate, District 15 General Election, 2-year term, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Pederson 50.8% 13,495
     Democratic Bruce Hentges 49.1% 13,035
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.2% 43
Total Votes 26,573
Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election," accessed November 6, 2010

About the district

See also: St. Cloud School District, Minnesota
St. Cloud School District is located in Stearns County, Minnesota.

St. Cloud School District is located in Stearns County, Minnesota. The county seat is St. Cloud. Stearns County is home to 152,092 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] In the 2011-2012 school year, St. Cloud School District was the 16th-largest school district in Minnesota and served 9,692 students.[4]


Stearns County underperformed compared to the rest of Minnesota in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 24.2 percent of Stearns County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 32.2 percent for Minnesota as a whole. The median household income for Stearns County was $53,861 compared to $59,126 for the state of Minnesota. The percentage of people below poverty level for Stearns County was 12.7 percent while it was 11.2 percent for the state of Minnesota.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Stearns County (%) Minnesota (%)
White 92.3 86.2
Black or African American 3.6 5.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 1.3
Asian 2.1 4.5
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 1.5 2.3
Hispanic or Latino 3.0 5.0

Presidential Voting Pattern, Stearns County[5]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 33,551 43,015
2008 35,690 41,194
2004 32,659 41,726
2000 24,800 32,402

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.[6]

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