Michael P. Edman

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Michael P. Edman
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Former candidate for
Board Member, South Washington County School Board, At-large
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolFairmont High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota-Twin Cities
J.D.William Mitchell College of Law
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
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Michael P. Edman was a candidate for an at-large seat on the South Washington County school board. He did not win a seat in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Michael Edman graduated from Fairmont High School and received his B.A. degree in Political Science and History from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities before earning his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law.[1][2] Edman is a practicing attorney with his own law firm that specializes in family and business law.[2] He serves on the Cottage Grove Public Works Commission and Charter Commission along with the Washington County Community Corrections Board.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: South Washington County Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Michael Edman unsuccessfully ran against 13 other candidates in his attempt to win one of four at-large seats with four-year terms in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Results

South Washington County Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKatie Schwartz 11.5% 3,239
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTracy Brunnette Incumbent 10.6% 2,990
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKaty McElwee-Stevens Incumbent 9.4% 2,648
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSharon H. Van Leer 8.7% 2,464
     Nonpartisan Molly Lutz 8.7% 2,458
     Nonpartisan David G. Kemper Incumbent 8% 2,267
     Nonpartisan Mike Thissen 6.7% 1,900
     Nonpartisan Michael P. Edman 6.7% 1,880
     Nonpartisan Raj Gandhi 6.4% 1,803
     Nonpartisan Frederick E. Hess 5.9% 1,679
     Nonpartisan Leilani Holmstadt 5.5% 1,567
     Nonpartisan Wayne A. Johnson 5.5% 1,541
     Nonpartisan John P. Griffin, II 4.7% 1,323
     Nonpartisan Safiyyah Cummings 1.2% 339
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.6% 163
Total Votes 28,261
Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 833 - South Washington County," accessed December 18, 2013 and Scott Wente, South Washington County Bulletin, "Recount confirms Van Leer District 833 School Board victory," November 22, 2013

Funding

Michael Edman reported no contributions or expenditures to South Washington County Schools.[4]

Endorsements

Michael Edman did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

Campaign themes

In a survey with United for MN School District 833, Edman provided the following campaign themes:[5]

A district of this size, in a growing area, should not need to rely on so many, or such large, continuing operating levies. There appears to be a pattern or plan to come to the ballot for several smaller amount referendums to fund operations. When taken as a whole, however, these operating referendums comprise about 10% of our overall budget. I would prefer that we create long term budgeting forecast that moves us away from needing operating levies over the next 10 years.

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 district

See also: South Washington County Schools, Minnesota
South Washington County Schools is located in Washington County, Minnesota
South Washington County Schools is located in Washington 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.[6]

Demographics

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.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Washington County (%) Minnesota (%)
White 88.2 85.3
Black or African American 4.0 5.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5 1.1
Asian 5.3 4.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.0
Two or More Races 2.0 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 3.6 4.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[7]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 70,203 69,137
2008 70,277 64,334
2004 61,395 65,751
2000 49,637 51,502

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[8]

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