|Board Member, Des Moines School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||September 10, 2013|
|High school||Dowling High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Iowa|
Shane Schulte resides in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife and daughter. Schulte attended Dowling High School, which is not part of Des Moines Public Schools, and graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Business Administration and Drake University with an M.B.A. He works as a senior project manager with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, with a focus on investor operations, performance, and analytics. Schulte has served as President of the Des Moines City Wide PTA and currently serves as a member of the DMPS Citizens' Budget Advisory Committee.
|Des Moines Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Connie Boesen Incumbent||24.4%||2,838|
|Nonpartisan||Rob X. Barron||23.2%||2,699|
|Nonpartisan||Joe Jongewaard Incumbent||22.9%||2,671|
|Source: Polk County Auditor, "School Board Election," accessed September 14, 2013|
As of September 9, 2013, Shane Schulte reported $2,166.00 in donations and $4,321.09 in expenditures to the Iowa Secretary of State, which left him $2,155.09 in debt.
Shane Schulte received an endorsement for his campaign from the Des Moines Education Association.
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
There were four seats on the school board up for election on September 10, 2013. Incumbents Connie Boesen, Teree Caldwell-Johnson and Joe Jongewaard sought re-election to the board while fellow incumbent and current Chair Dick Murphy did not file for re-election, thereby ensuring that the election would result in a change of board leadership. Boesen and Jongewaard faced three challengers for two at-large seats. Rob X. Barron, Heather Ryan and Shane Schulte filed for the at-large race, while Ed Linebach and Toussaint Cheatom filed for the new District 2 seat. Caldwell-Johnson, Darlene Blake and Joel Doyle filed for the new District 4 seat.
About the district
- See also: Des Moines Public Schools, Iowa
Polk County outperformed the rest of Iowa in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Polk County was $57,473 compared to $50,451 for the state of Iowa. The poverty rate in Polk County was 10.6% compared to 11.9% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 33.8% of Polk County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 24.9% in Iowa.
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.
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- Education in Des Moines, "About," accessed July 31, 2013
- LinkedIn, "Shane Schulte," accessed July 31, 2013
- Des Moines Register, "Parent volunteer running for Des Moines school board," July 11, 2013
- Mary Stegmeir, Des Moines Register, "Mix of incumbents, challengers to join Des Moines school board," September 10, 2013
- IECDB Web Reporting System, "DR-2 Disclosure Summary Page," accessed September 9, 2013
- Mary Stegmeir, Des Moines Register, "Teachers union endorses candidates in Des Moines school board race," August 8, 2013
- Andy Fales, WHOtv.com 13, "SCHOOL BOARD: 8 New Candidates Vying For Spots," September 4, 2013
- Education in Des Moines, "What I stand for," July 26, 2013
- Des Moines Register, "10 vie for seats on Des Moines school board," August 2, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Guide to 2010 Census State and Local Geography - Iowa," accessed July 29, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Polk County Quick Facts," accessed July 29, 2013
- Iowa Secretary of State, “Voter Registration Totals by County,” accessed July 29, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014