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Shaun Broyhill

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Shaun Broyhill
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Board member, Sioux City Community School District
Term ends
Elections and appointments
Last electionSeptember 10, 2013
First electedSeptember 10, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBriar Cliff University
Master'sUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha
ProfessionProject Programmer/Analyst IV at Great West Casualty Company
Shaun Broyhill is an at-large member of the Sioux City Community school board. He won the general election on September 10, 2013.


Broyhill grew up in Sioux City and attended schools within the district. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Briar Cliff University with a B.S. in computer science. Broyhill currently works as a project programmer at Great West Casualty Company.[1] He has previously worked as a programmer consultant and programer at Sabre Industries, Inc., an application developer at B.S.Software, and as a lead programmer / designer at Direct SS Incorporated.[2] He is currently pursuing graduate level work with a focus on Biomedical Informatics and Human Computer Interaction. Broyhill currently resides in Sioux City with his wife and newborn child. He has accumulated 800 hours of service at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center.[1]



See also: Sioux City Community School District elections (2013)


Broyhill won an election for a four year term on the Sioux City Community school board. He ran against Jaqueline Ritter, Audie Baughman, Paul Gorski, Perla Alarcon-Flory, and Paul Speidel 2013 for the election on September 10, 2013.


Sioux City Community School District, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Gorski 20% 1,721
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Speidel 19.4% 1,670
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngShaun Broyhill 19.1% 1,645
     Nonpartisan Perla Alarcon-Flory 16.2% 1,400
     Nonpartisan Jacqueline Ritter 13.3% 1,147
     Nonpartisan Audie Baughman 12.1% 1,040
Total Votes 8,623
Source: Woodbury County Auditor, "2013 School Election," September 12, 2013

Campaign themes


According to his campaign Facebook page, Broyhill's campaign will focus on the students of the district. Broyhill says, "I am running for the School Board because I hope to continue to serve the Sioux City community, and am dedicated to education of today's youth. They are our future, and I want to see both my children and the children of Sioux City have all the educational tools they need to achieve academic success."[1]

What was at stake?

Three seats were up for election on September 10, 2013. The board will continue to pursue its legislative action priority, which includes support of state funding of school board activities through property tax equities, equal standards between charter schools and other schools in the district, and reaffirming local control of the school board.[3]

About the district

Sioux City Community Schools is located in Woodbury County, Iowa
Sioux City is the county seat of Woodbury County, which is located in western Iowa. Woodbury is one of five counties in the Sioux City metropolitan area. The population is 102,172 according to the 2010 Census[4]


Sioux City underperforms in educational achievement compared to the rest of the state and median household income. According to the 2010 Census, the percentage of residents with a high school degree (83.4%) is lower than the number for Iowa (90.3%). The percentage of residents over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher is also lower in Sioux City (19.8%) compared to the state overall (24.9%). The median household income in Sioux City is $43,158 compared to Iowa's median of $50,451.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Sioux City (%) Iowa (%)
White 80.6 91.3
Black or African American 2.9 2.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.7 0.4
Asian 2.7 1.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 3.7 1.8
Hispanic or Latino 16.4 5.0

Presidential Voting Pattern[5]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 49.2 49.5
2008 49.0 50.0
2004 48.5 50.5
2000 46.7 49.8

See also

Sioux City Community School District elections (2013)

Sioux City Community School District, Iowa

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