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2013 Mounds View Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Mounds View Public Schools
Ramsey County, Minnesota ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Minnesota
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Three seats on the Mounds View school board were up for general election on November 5, 2013. Incumbents Jon Tynjala, Greg Madsen and Marre Jo Sager defeated challenger John Hakes to keep the three at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Mounds View Public Schools, Minnesota
Mounds View Public Schools is located in Ramsey County, Minnesota
Mounds View Public Schools is located in Ramsey County, Minnesota. The county seat of Ramsey County is St. Paul. Ramsey County is home to 526,714 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[1] In the 2011-2012 school year, Mounds View Public Schools was the 14th-largest school district in Minnesota and served 10,207 students.[2]


Ramsey County outperformed the rest of Minnesota in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 39.4 percent of Ramsey County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 32.6 percent for Minnesota as a whole. The median household income in Ramsey County was $54,247 compared to $59,836 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in Ramsey County was 16.9 percent compared to 11.5 percent for the entire state.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2013[1]
Race Ramsey County (%) Minnesota (%)
White 70.9 86.2
Black or African American 11.6 5.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.3
Asian 13.2 4.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 3.3 2.3
Hispanic or Latino 7.3 5.0

Presidential Voting Pattern, Ramsey County[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 184,938 86,800
2008 182,974 88,942
2004 171,846 97,096
2000 138,470 87,669

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.[4][5]

Method of board member selection

The Mounds View school board consists of seven members elected to four-year terms at-large by the district as a whole. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Three seats were on the ballot in 2013.[6]

Candidates began filing affidavits of candidacy on July 30. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the 2013 general election was August 13.[7]





  • Jon Tynjala
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Minnesota Law School
    • Lawyer, Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC
  • Greg Madsen
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Minnesota Law School
    • Lawyer, Kennedy & Graven

  • Marre Jo Sager
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of St. Thomas
    • Administrative officer, U.S. Geological Survey
  • John Hakes
    • Graduate, University of Minnesota-Duluth
    • Certified Public Accountant

Election results

Mounds View Public Schools, At-Large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Madsen Incumbent 29.1% 6,339
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMarre Jo Sager Incumbent 27.7% 6,037
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJon Tynjala Incumbent 24.1% 5,251
     Nonpartisan John Hakes 19% 4,130
Total Votes 21,757
Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 621 - Mounds View," accessed December 18, 2013


No endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

John Hakes was the only candidate who filed a campaign finance report in 2013. He received a total of $1,266.00 and spent a total of $1,266.00 during the election, according to the Ramsey County Election Office.[8] Jon Tynjala, Greg Madsen and Marre Jo Sager were not required to submit campaign finance reports since each of them raised and spent less than $750 in 2013.[9]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Jon Tynjala $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Greg Madsen $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Marre Jo Sager $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
John Hakes $1,266.00 $1,266.00 $0.00

Past elections

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.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Mounds View Public Schools election in 2013:[7]

Deadline Event
July 30, 2013 First day to file affidavits of candidacy
August 13, 2013 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

This election only shared the ballot with other municipal elections and a school district referendum. This referendum, which passed, renewed the district's revenue authorization at the current rate of $1,024.35 per pupil, beginning with the 2015-16 school year and lasting for an eight year span.[10]

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