Rich Crandall

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Rich Crandall
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Wyoming Director of the Department of Education
Incumbent
In office
August 1, 2013-Present
Years in position 1
PartyNon-partisan
PredecessorJim Rose (interim)
Compensation
Base salary92,000
Elections and appointments
AppointedJune 2013
Appointed byGov. Matt Mead (R)
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Arizona State Senate
2011-2013
Arizona House of Representatives
2007-2011
Education
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University (1993)
Master'sUniversity of Notre Dame (1997)
Personal
ProfessionPresident/Founder, CN Resource
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Rich Crandall is Director of the Wyoming Department of Education. He was appointed to this position by Gov. Matt Mead (R) in late June 2013 and officially assumed the role on August 1, 2013.[1][2]

Crandall is the first permanent officeholder. Previously, Wyoming Community College Commission Executive Jim Rose served in the position on an interim basis.[3]

Prior to his appointment, Crandall served as a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate from 2011 to 2013 and the Arizona House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011. He resigned from the Senate on August 16, 2013, and the seat was declared open when President of the Senate Andy Biggs (R) received his paperwork on August 20, 2013. Crandall delayed his resignation because two of his children have a pre-existing condition, and he wanted to retain continuous health coverage.[4]

Biography

Crandall's professional experience includes working as the President and founder of CN Resource, Chief Financial Officer/partner of Crandall Corporate Dietitians, managing member of Delos Development, and a Licensed Arizona Certified Public Accountant.[5][6]

Education

  • MBA, University of Notre Dame, 1997
  • MA, Accounting, Brigham Young University, 1993
  • BS, Accounting, Brigham Young University 1993

Political career

Wyoming Director of Education (2013-present)

Crandall has served as Director of the Wyoming Department of Education since August 2013. He is the first permanent officeholder.[7][8]

Arizona State Senate (2011-2013)

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Crandall served on the following committees:

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Crandall served on these committees:

Issues

Legislation

Crandall's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2292 - compulsory attendance; age; increase
  • HB 2483 - elected officials; officeholder expenses; accounts
  • HB 2520 - salvia divinorum; unlawful acts
  • HB 2603 - clean elections; amendments

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.

Scorecards

Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.[9] 2012 Crandall received a score of 58 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of C+ according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 2 points lower than his score on the 2011 report card. Crandall’s 58 in 2012 was the 21st highest grade among all 30 Arizona State Senators.[9]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Rich Crandall endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [10]

Elections/Appointments

2013

Crandall was appointed as Wyoming Director of the Department of Education by Gov. Matt Mead (R) in June 2013. He was among three candidates recommended to the Governor by the State Board of Education.[11]

2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Crandall won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 16. He defeated John Fillmore in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[12][13]

Redistricting moved incumbent Crandall to District 25, where he would have had to face former Senator Russell Pearce. Instead, he opted to move and seek re-election in District 16. This pitted him against representative John Fillmore in the GOP primary.[14]

Arizona State Senate, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRich Crandall Incumbent 64.1% 45,586
     Democratic Scott Prior 35.9% 25,553
Total Votes 71,139
Arizona State Senate, District 16 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRich Crandall Incumbent 52.4% 9,493
John Fillmore 47.6% 8,614
Total Votes 18,107

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Crandall was eligible but did not seek re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. He instead won election to the district 19 seat of the Arizona State Senate. He defeated James Molina in the August 24 primary and defeated Libertarian William Munsil in the November 2 general election.[15][16]

Arizona State Senate, District 19 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rich Crandall (R) 43,557
William Munsil (L) 10,935
Arizona State Senate, District 19 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rich Crandall (R) 12,865
James Molina (R) 8,539

2008

On November 4, 2008, Crandall and Kirk Adams were elected to the 19th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Kathy Romano (D).[17]

Crandall raised $58,879 for the campaign, Adams raised $75,947, and Romano raised $66,780.[18]

Arizona State House, District 19 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rich Crandall (R) 44,693
Green check mark transparent.png Kirk Adams (R) 41,247
Kathy Romano (D) 28,922

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crandall is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Crandall raised a total of $218,152 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[19]

Rich Crandall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 16 Won $41,462
2010 Arizona State Senate, District 19 Won $70,094
2008 Arizona State House, District 19 Won $58,879
2006 Arizona State House, District 19 Won $47,717
Grand Total Raised $218,152

2012

Crandall won re-election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Crandall raised a total of $41,462.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rich Crandall's campaign in 2012
Ballantyne, Reginald M$424
Lant, John G$424
Bielecki, Paul Michael$424
Mclemore, Stanley D$424
Lant, Amy$424
Total Raised in 2012$41,462
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Crandall won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Crandall raised a total of $70,094.

2008

Crandall won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Crandall raised a total of $58,879.

2006

Crandall won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Crandall raised a total of $47,717.

Personal

Crandall and his wife Patrice have seven children.

Crandall is a member of the Bringing Hope to Single Moms Foundation board, Mesa Baseline Rotary, and Mesa Chamber of Commerce.[20]

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References

  1. '"East Valley Tribune, "Mesa's Crandall tapped to lead Wyoming education department," July 1, 2013
  2. Wyoming Department of Education, "Meet the Director - A Conversation with Richard Crandall," July 2013
  3. Billings Gazette, "Wyoming education dir. brings business background," June 27, 2013
  4. The Associated Press, "Ariz Senate president says Crandall's seat vacant," August 22, 2013
  5. Project Vote Smart, "Senator Rich Crandall's Biography," accessed July 6, 2013
  6. Rich Crandall, "About Rich," accessed July 6, 2013
  7. '"East Valley Tribune, "Mesa's Crandall tapped to lead Wyoming education department," July 1, 2013
  8. Wyoming Department of Education, "Meet the Director - A Conversation with Richard Crandall," July 2013
  9. 9.0 9.1 Goldwater Institute, "2012 Legislative Report Card for Arizona's 50th Legislature, First Regular Session," August 15, 2012
  10. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Arizona Elected Officials," February 2, 2012
  11. '"TriValley Central, "Crandall hired as new Wyo. ed director," June 28, 2013
  12. Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary candidate list," accessed December 20, 2013
  13. Arizona Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
  14. Mohave Valley Daily News, "Redistricting muddles state legislative primary contests," August 21, 2012
  15. Arizona Secretary of State, "2010 Primary results," accessed December 20, 2013
  16. Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
  17. Arizona Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 7, 2014
  18. Follow The Money, "Arizona House spending, 2008," accessed April 7, 2014
  19. followthemoney.org, "Crandall, Rich," accessed May 22, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Crandall
Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Rose (interim)
Wyoming Director of the Department of Education
August 2013-present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Leah Landrum-Taylor (D)
Arizona State Senate District 16
2013–August 2013
Succeeded by
David Farnsworth (R)
Preceded by
Chuck Gray
Arizona State Senate District 19
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Anna Tovar (D)
Preceded by
-
Arizona State House District 19
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Justin Olson