|Board Member, Bloomington School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 1994|
Tim Culver resides in Bloomington, Minnesota. Culver earned his B.A. in English from Macalester College in 1970 and studied Educational Leadership and Administration at Hamline University in 2007. Throughout his career, he has worked as an educator and often as an English teacher.
|Bloomington Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Tim Culver Incumbent||13.3%||5,220|
|Nonpartisan||Arlene Bush Incumbent||12.5%||4,941|
|Nonpartisan||Lyle Abeln Incumbent||12.4%||4,895|
|Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 271 - Bloomington," accessed December 18, 2013|
Culver reported no contributions or expenditures to the school district office.
Culver did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
|Bloomington Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Melissa Halvorson Wiklund||12.8%||3,561|
|Nonpartisan||Tim Culver Incumbent||10.9%||3,028|
|Nonpartisan||Arlene Bush Incumbent||8.9%||2,479|
|Nonpartisan||Mark Hibbs Incumbent||8.1%||2,259|
|Nonpartisan||Maureen Peterson Incumbent||7.7%||2,131|
|Nonpartisan||Larry A. Frost||5.4%||1,518|
|Nonpartisan||Lisa H. Bowen||3.9%||1,094|
|Source: Bloomington, Minnesota, "Unofficial results: General Election," accessed October 21, 2013|
In an interview with the local newspaper, Culver listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
"It’s important that the school district improve communication between teachers and parents, staff and students, board and administrators, schools and the community. Community and parent engagement are district priorities. The board needs to take that commitment seriously, help define what it means, and make sure it’s happening."
What was at stake?
There were four seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent board Chair Tim Culver, Lyle Abeln and Arlene Bush unsuccessfully sought re-election, while fellow incumbent Mark Hibbs did not file for re-election. The incumbents drew four challengers in Ricardo Oliva, Dawn Steigauf, Jim Sorum and Tom Bennett.
About the district
- See also: Bloomington Public Schools, Minnesota
Bloomington 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 Bloomington was $60,150 compared to $58,476 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in Bloomington was 8.5% compared to 11.0% for the entire state. The United States Census Bureau also found that 38.5% of Bloomington 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- LinkedIn, "Tim Culver," accessed October 21, 2013
- Information received in an email to Ballotpedia from Jennifer Hazel on March 25, 2014
- Mike Hanks, Sun Current, "Bloomington Board of Education election profiles," October 18, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Hennepin County, Minnesota," accessed October 14, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Bloomington (city), 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