John Hakes received a B.S. in Accounting from Minnesota State University, Mankato before earning a B.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a Master's degree in Advocacy and Political Leadership from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. From 1999 to 2009, Hakes served as an auditor for the state of Minnesota.
|Mounds View Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Greg Madsen Incumbent||29.1%||6,339|
|Nonpartisan||Marre Jo Sager Incumbent||27.7%||6,037|
|Nonpartisan||Jon Tynjala Incumbent||24.1%||5,251|
|Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 621 - Mounds View," accessed December 18, 2013|
John Hakes reported $1,266.00 in contributions and $1,266.00 in expenditures to the Ramsey County Election Department, which left his campaign with no debt or cash on hand.
John Hakes did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
|Mounds View Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2011|
|Nonpartisan||Bob Helgeson Incumbent||16.1%||2,669|
|Nonpartisan||Lisa Sjobeck Incumbent||13.9%||2,304|
|Source: Ramsey County, Minnesota, "Abstract of Votes Cast," accessed October 14, 2013|
What was at stake?
There were three seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Board Chair Jon Tynjala and fellow incumbents Greg Madsen and Marre Jo Sager sought re-election. They faced only one newcomer, John Hakes, for the three seats.
About the district
- See also: Mounds View Public Schools, Minnesota
Ramsey County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Minnesota in terms of its median rates of average household income and poverty rate but outperformed the state in terms of higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Ramsey County was $52,713 compared to $58,476 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in Ramsey County was 16.4% compared to 11.0% for the entire state. The United States Census Bureau also found that 38.8% of Ramsey 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 rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.
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- LinkedIn, "John Hakes," accessed October 21, 2013
- Ramsey County, Minnesota, "Campaign Finance Reports - 2013," accessed December 26, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Ramsey 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
- 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.