|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 Iowa|
|J.D.||University of Minnesota Law School|
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.
- See also: Wayzata Public Schools elections (2013)
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.
|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|
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.
Chris McCullough received endorsements for his campaign from former Wayzata school board Chairs Pat Gleason and Greg Rye.
In an interview with Patch, McCullough 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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Chris McCullough for Wayzata School Board 2013, "About Chris," accessed October 23, 2013
- Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from Wayzata Public Schools on January 3, 2014
- Chris McCullough for Wayzata School Board 2013, "Letters of Support," accessed October 23, 2013
- Stefanie Briggs, Plymouth Patch, "Wayzata School Board Candidate: Chris McCullough of Plymouth," October 15, 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