David W. Firkus
|David W. Firkus|
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|Board Member, South Washington County School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|High school||Humboldt High School|
David Firkus graduated from Humboldt High School and spent six years as a technology specialist employed by the South Washington County school district. In 2012, Firkus joined the MN.IT Services team of the Minnesota Department of Health as a system administrator.
|South Washington County Schools, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Laurie Johnson Incumbent||51.2%||3,873|
|Nonpartisan||David W. Firkus||15.3%||1,158|
|Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 833 - South Washington County," accessed December 18, 2013|
David Firkus reported no contributions or expenditures to South Washington County Schools.
David Firkus did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
What was at stake?
There were five seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Four of the seats were for normal four year terms, but the fifth seat was to fill a vacancy on the board and carried only a two year term. Board Vice-Chair Tracy Brunnette and fellow incumbents David G. Kemper and Katy McElwee-Stevens sought re-election to four year terms, while incumbent Laurie Johnson filed for the two year term. The incumbents faced a total of thirteen challengers, eleven of whom competed for the four year terms and two of whom challenged Johnson for the two year term.
About the districtWashington County, Minnesota. The county seat of Washington County is Stillwater. According to the 2010 United States Census, Washington County is home to 244,088 residents.
Washington County outperformed the rest of Minnesota in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Washington County was $79,571 compared to $58,476 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in Washington County was 5.7% compared to 11.0% for the entire state. The United States Census Bureau also found that 40.0% of Washington County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 31.8% in Minnesota.
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- LinkedIn, "Dave Firkus," accessed October 22, 2013
- Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from the Communications department of South Washington County Schools on January 3, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Washington County, Minnesota," accessed October 15, 2013
- Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Election Results and Statistics," accessed October 15, 2013
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