|Board Member, Wayzata School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota|
|Profession||Real estate broker|
Ted Victor earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business. Victor spent much of his career in management positions as a banker, beginning with the Wayzata Bank & Trust Company and continuing with the Wayzata Mortgage Company, then the Meritor Mortgage Corporation followed by the Waterfield Northwest Corporation. From 1989 to 1990, he was self-employed as a finance consultant, but he then took positions with Highland Bank, Beacon Bank and Lake Community Bank before retiring from the industry in 2007. Since that time, Victor has worked as a real estate broker and he serves on both the Citizen Financial Advisory Council and the Other Post Employment Benefits Committee.
- See also: Wayzata Public Schools elections (2013)
Ted Victor 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|
Ted Victor reported $1,250.00 in contributions and $1,975.58 in expenditures to Wayzata Public Schools, which left his campaign with $725.58 in debt.
In an interview with Patch, Victor listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
I want Wayzata to continue and increase its Academic Excellence, maintain the District’s AAA bond rating and its Fiscal Responsibility that has been earned over the last 20 years, and prudently plan for the growth the District is currently experiencing and projected to have in the future including preparing for additional school facilities.
I am focused on maintaining the Academic Excellence of the District. It is imperative we continue to meet the individual needs of each student by expanding curriculum and extra curricular opportunities, and integrating and increasing technology while addressing the projected growth of the District and the need for additional facilities.
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.
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- Ted Victor for Wayzata School Board, "Home," accessed October 23, 2013
- Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from Wayzata Public Schools on January 3, 2014
- Ted Victor for Wayzata School Board, "Endorsements," accessed October 23, 2013
- Ted Victor, Plymouth Patch, "Wayzata School Board Candidate: Ted Victor of Plymouth," October 15, 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