|Board member, Rapid City Area School District, Area 5|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||June 3, 2014|
|Appointed||October 15, 2013|
|Appointed by||Rapid City Area School Board|
|Profession||Retired educator, politician|
Ed McLaughlin is a retired educator that served as a teacher, principal and superintendent. McLaughlin served as mayor of Rapid City from 1991 to 1997 before a unsuccessful campaign for the South Dakota House of Representatives in 1998. McLaughlin was a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2002 to 2010, representing District 34. In 2010, McLaughlin was ineligible to run under South Dakota's term limits. McLaughlin was appointed to the Rapid City Area Board of Education on October 15, 2013 for the resigned Brett Swanson.
Ed McLaughlin is running unopposed to keep his Area 5 seat in the general election on June 3, 2014.
McLaughlin has not reported any campaign contributions or expenditures to the South Dakota C.A.S.H. (Campaign Account Statement History) System.
McLaughlin has not received any official endorsements for his campaign as of April 4, 2014.
About the districtPennington County, South Dakota. According to the 2010 Census, Minnehaha County is home to 100,948 residents.
Pennington County outperformed in comparison to the rest of South Dakota in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.8 of Pennington County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.0% for South Dakota as a whole. The median household income for Pennington County was $50,253 compared to $49,091 for the state of South Dakota. The percentage of people below poverty level for Pennington County was 13.2% while it was 13.8% for the state of South Dakota.
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|2014 Rapid City Area School District Elections|
|Rapid City, South Dakota|
|Election date:||June 3, 2014|
|Candidates:||Area 4: • Incumbent, Jim Hansen |
Area 5: • Incumbent, Ed McLaughlin
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|