Chris McCullough

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Chris McCullough
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Board Member, Wayzata School Board, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
Master'sIndiana University
J.D.University of Minnesota Law School
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Campaign website
Chris McCullough is an at-large member of the Wayzata school board. He won the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Chris McCullough resides in Plymouth, Minnesota with his wife and two daughters. McCullough earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Iowa and his M.A. in Political Science from Indiana University before receiving his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to earning his law degree, he served as an account manager for Baxter Healthcare and as an associate instructor at Indiana University. Since becoming an attorney, McCullough has taught courses at the University of Minnesota Law School and Art Institutes International as well as working with the Gray Plant Mooty Law Firm, Carlson Companies and Honeywell Building Solutions. He currently serves as the vice president and general counsel for Honeywell Sensing and Control.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Wayzata Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Chris McCullough ran against eight fellow newcomers and won one of three vacant at-large school board seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Results

Wayzata Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChris McCullough 21.9% 1,607
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSarah Johansen 21% 1,539
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAndrea Cuene 15.2% 1,112
     Nonpartisan Ted Victor 13.4% 981
     Nonpartisan Dan Haugen 12.2% 894
     Nonpartisan Derek Diesen 6.6% 486
     Nonpartisan David A. Lloyd 3.7% 268
     Nonpartisan Bill Pritchard 2.9% 215
     Nonpartisan Phil Napier 2.7% 200
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.4% 29
Total Votes 7,331
Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 284 - Wayzata," accessed December 18, 2013

Funding

Chris McCullough reported no contributions and $2,263.36 in expenditures to Wayzata Public Schools, which left his campaign with $2,263.36 in debt.[2]

Endorsements

Chris McCullough received endorsements for his campaign from former Wayzata school board Chairs Pat Gleason and Greg Rye.[3]

Campaign themes

In an interview with Patch, McCullough listed the following campaign themes for 2013:[4]

  • Responsibly managing the rapid enrollment growth in our District
  • Maintaining the focus on the students
  • Protecting Wayzata School’s strong financial position and AAA bond rating

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
Wayzata Public Schools is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Wayzata Public Schools is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The county seat of Hennepin County is Minneapolis. According to the 2010 United States Census, Hennepin County is home to 1,184,576 residents.[5]

Demographics

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.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Hennepin County (%) Minnesota (%)
White 76.7 86.5
Black or African American 12.3 5.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.3
Asian 6.7 4.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 3.0 2.2
Hispanic or Latino 6.9 4.9

Presidential Voting Pattern[6]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 423,982 240,073
2008 420,958 231,054
2004 383,841 255,133
2000 307,599 225,657

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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[7]

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