Wayzata Public Schools elections (2013)
Method of election
What was at stake?
Wayzata Public Schools
Hennepin County, Minnesota ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Minnesota
Three seats on the Wayzata Public Schools school board were up for general election on November 5, 2013. Newcomers Andrea Cuene, Sarah Johansen and Chris McCullough defeated six challengers to win the three at-large 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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
Method of board member selection
The Wayzata school board consists of seven members elected to four-year terms at-large by the district as a whole. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Three seats were on the ballot in 2013.
Candidates began filing affidavits of candidacy on July 30. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the 2013 general election was August 13.
|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|
Chris McCullough and Sarah Johansen received endorsements from former Wayzata school board Chairs Pat Gleason and Greg Rye. Ted Victor also received endorsements from Gleason and Rye, in addition to endorsements from former Wayzata school board Chair Greg Baufield and former Minnesota State Senator David Gaither. Derek Diesen received an endorsement for his campaign from John Alexander, who serves as the head of the Groves Academy school for students with disabilities. Dan Haugen received endorsements for his campaign from Plymouth Mayor Kelli Slavik and former United States Representative Jim Ramstad, who represented Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District.
Candidates received a total of $8,395.34 and spent a total of $23,097.39 during the election, according to Wayzata Public Schools. Phil Napier and Bill Pritchard were not required to submit campaign finance reports since they raised and spent less than $750 each in 2013. These numbers therefore do not include any contributions to or expenditures by these two candidates.
|Candidate||Contributions||Expenditures||Cash on hand|
|David A. Lloyd||$179.34||$179.34||$0.00|
Information about earlier elections can be found by clicking [show] at the right.
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.
The following dates were key deadlines for the Wayzata Public Schools election in 2013:
|July 30, 2013||First day to file affidavits of candidacy|
|August 13, 2013||Last day to file affidavits of candidacy|
|November 5, 2013||Election day|
Additional elections on the ballot
This election only shared the ballot with other municipal elections. No additional measures appeared on the ballot.
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- Wayzata Public Schools, Minnesota
- List of school board elections in 2013
- Hennepin County, Minnesota ballot measures
- Local ballot measures, Minnesota
- 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
- Wayzata Public Schools, "Election Information," accessed October 15, 2013
- Hennepin County, Minnesota, "Elections Division," accessed October 15, 2013
- Chris McCullough for Wayzata School Board 2013, "Letters of Support," accessed October 23, 2013
- Vote Sarah Johansen for Wayzata Schoolboard, "What your neighbors are saying about Sarah...," accessed October 23, 2013
- Ted Victor for Wayzata School Board, "Endorsements," accessed October 23, 2013
- Derek Diesen for Wayzata School Board, "Endorsements," accessed October 23, 2013
- Dan Haugen for Wayzata School Board, "Home," accessed October 23, 2013
- Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from Wayzata Public Schools on January 3, 2014
- Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, "Political Committee and Political Fund Handbook," accessed December 17, 2013