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|Former candidate for|
|Board Member, Wayzata School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
- See also: Wayzata Public Schools elections (2013)
Phil Napier was defeated in a race against eight fellow candidates for three vacant at-large school board seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Wayzata Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||David A. Lloyd||3.7%||268|
|Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 284 - Wayzata," accessed December 18, 2013|
Phil Napier reported no contributions or expenditures to Wayzata Public Schools.
Phil Napier did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
In a survey conducted by the Sun Sailor, Napier provided the following campaign themes for 2013:
[...]I want to join the Board to make sure it continues to support the students and teachers in their education and ongoing growth process, working hand-in-hand with residents of the district, keeping policies and curricula up to date and budgets appropriate. Simply put, I don’t want there to be any barriers between the children of our district and a "best-of-the-best" quality education.
What was at stake?
There were three seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. None of the three incumbents with expiring terms, including Board Chair Susan Jean Hayes Droegemueller, filed for re-election. Nine newcomers, Andrea Cuene, Derek Diesen, Dan Haugen, Sarah Johansen, David A. Lloyd, Chris McCullough, Phil Napier, Bill Pritchard and Ted Victor filed for the three open seats.
About the district
- See also: Wayzata Public Schools, Minnesota
Hennepin County outperformed the rest of Minnesota in terms of its median rates of average household income and higher education achievement but underperformed in terms of its poverty rate in 2011. The median household income in Hennepin County was $62,966 compared to $58,476 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in Hennepin County was 12.3% compared to 11.0% for the entire state. The United States Census Bureau also found that 44.7% of Hennepin 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, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. 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.
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- Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from Wayzata Public Schools on January 3, 2014
- Jared Huizenga, Sun Sailor, "Nine candidates on Wayzata Schools ballot," August 22, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Hennepin 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