Wayne A. Johnson
|Wayne A. Johnson|
|Former candidate for|
|Board Member, South Washington County School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Wayne Johnson unsuccessfully ran against 13 other candidates in his attempt to win one of four at-large seats with four-year terms in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|South Washington County Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Tracy Brunnette Incumbent||10.6%||2,990|
|Nonpartisan||Katy McElwee-Stevens Incumbent||9.4%||2,648|
|Nonpartisan||Sharon H. Van Leer||8.7%||2,464|
|Nonpartisan||David G. Kemper Incumbent||8%||2,267|
|Nonpartisan||Michael P. Edman||6.7%||1,880|
|Nonpartisan||Frederick E. Hess||5.9%||1,679|
|Nonpartisan||Wayne A. Johnson||5.5%||1,541|
|Nonpartisan||John P. Griffin, II||4.7%||1,323|
|Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 833 - South Washington County," accessed December 18, 2013 and Scott Wente, South Washington County Bulletin, "Recount confirms Van Leer District 833 School Board victory," November 22, 2013|
Wayne Johnson reported no contributions or expenditures to South Washington County Schools.
Wayne Johnson did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
In an interview with Patch, Johnson provided the following campaign themes:
My employment history working in management and my current ownership of a business have given me the knowledge and the experience in working with others to make decisions based on long-term views.
I do not agree with the decision regarding high school students walking up to two miles. In my opinion this a decision made necessary by a decision to change school times that was made without realizing the ramifications. My goal would be to work with other members and administration to find a way to reverse the two-mile policy.
What was at stake?
There were five seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. Four of the seats were for normal four year terms, but the fifth seat was to fill a vacancy on the board and carried only a two year term. Board Vice-Chair Tracy Brunnette and fellow incumbents David G. Kemper and Katy McElwee-Stevens sought re-election to four year terms, while incumbent Laurie Johnson filed for the two year term. The incumbents faced a total of thirteen challengers, eleven of whom competed for the four year terms and two of whom challenged Johnson for the two year term.
About the districtWashington County, Minnesota. The county seat of Washington County is Stillwater. According to the 2010 United States Census, Washington County is home to 244,088 residents.
Washington County 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 Washington County was $79,571 compared to $58,476 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in Washington County was 5.7% compared to 11.0% for the entire state. The United States Census Bureau also found that 40.0% of Washington 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 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.
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- Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from the Communications department of South Washington County Schools on January 3, 2014
- Kris Janisch, Woodbury Patch, "School Board Candidate Profile: Wayne Johnson," October 21, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Washington County, Minnesota," accessed October 15, 2013
- Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Election Results and Statistics," accessed October 15, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- 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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