|Board member, Boise Board of Trustees, At-large|
|Minority Caucus Leader Idaho State House|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||September 2, 2014|
|Idaho House of Representatives District 19B|
|Place of birth||New York, NY|
|Profession||Senior Vice President, Strategies 360; Owner and marketing director of Garabatos Spanish Preschool|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Elections
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 About the district
- 6 Recent news
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Brian Cronin is the member-elect for an at-large seat on the Boise School District Board of Trustees in Idaho. He won election to the board in the general election on September 2, 2014. He is also a former Democratic member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 19B from 2008 to 2012. He served as Minority Caucus Leader from 2011 to 2012.
Cronin graduated with his bachelor's degree from Havenford College and his master's degree from Harvard University. He is the Senior Vice President for Strategies 360 and is the owner and marketing director of Garabatos Spanish Preschool. Cronin was previously the owner and president of Cronin Associates, worked as a teacher for Boston Public Schools and at Scarsdale High School, served as press secretary for Jerry Brady and Mayor Dave Bieter, was a communications specialist and magazine editor at Junior Chamber International, a writer at Scholastic Incorporated and a volunteer for WorldTeach. He is married to Veronica Cronin and has two children.
- See also: Boise School District elections (2014)
In the September 2, 2014 general election, incumbents Nancy Gregory and Doug Park defeated newcomers John Hruby, Anthony Shallat and Grant Walden for two at-large seats with six-year terms. Former Idaho House member Brian Cronin defeated Travis Jones for an at-large seat with a two-year term.
|Boise School District, At-Large General Election, 2-year term, 2014|
|Source: Boise School District, "2014 Board of Trustee Election Results," accessed September 2, 2014 Disclaimer: These election results are unofficial. They will be updated once certified election results are available.|
Cronin did not file a campaign finance report with the Idaho Secretary of State.
Cronin did not receive any official endorsements in this election.
Cronin did not run for re-election in 2012.
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 19B (2010)|
|Brian Cronin (D)||9,974||68.1%|
|John Magnan (R)||4,677||31.9%|
In 2010, a year in which Cronin was up for re-election, he collected $14,435 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brian Cronin's campaign in 2010|
|Idaho Education Association||$1,000|
|Cronin, Denis F||$1,000|
|Professional Fire Fighters Of Idaho||$1,000|
|Idaho Hospital Association||$800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$14,435|
On November 4, 2008, Democrat Brian Cronin won the election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 19B receiving 66.6% of the vote (14,004 votes), ahead of Republican Kevin McGowan who received 33.4% of the vote (7,008 votes).
|Idaho House of Representatives, District 19B (2008)|
|Brian Cronin (D)||14,004||66.6%|
|Kevin McGowan (R)||7,008||33.4%|
In 2008, Cronin raised $46,318.
Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.
|Idaho Education Association||$2,000|
|Denis F. Cronin||$1,000|
|Denis F. & Linda Cronin||$1,000|
|Professional Fire Fighters of Idaho||$1,000|
|Brian C. Cronin||$1,500|
|Kevin B. Cronin||$1,500|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cronin served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cronin served on these committees:
Cronin opposed Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's K-12 education reform package. The first bill was sent to the governor on March 9, 2011. That bill restricted collective bargaining rights for teachers to salaries and benefits only. Additionally, the bill called for tenure to be phased out for new teachers and existing teachers without tenure. "One person's medicine is another person's Kool-Aid and I refuse to drink it," Cronin said.
Students at Idaho's four-year universities paid more in tuition in 2011-2012. Data showed that while state appropriations for higher education had been up and down in the last decade, hikes in student fees had been consistent.
Rep. Linden B. Bateman said that students paying more for their college experience is only a product of a poor economy.
“The problem is that we have this bleak economy and we can’t ask taxpayers to come up with more,” Bateman said. “The revenue is just not there.”
Rep. Brian Cronin says the trend showed the state’s inability to commit to stable and adequate funding for colleges and universities.
“This latest tuition increase is a logical consequence of a decade-long disinvestment into higher education,” said Cronin. “I think it’s a significant problem.”
About the district
- See also: Boise School District, Idaho
Ada County outperformed the rest of Idaho in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 35.3 percent of Ada County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 24.7 percent for Idaho as a whole. The median household income in Ada County was $55,499 compared to $47,015 for the state of Idaho. The poverty rate in Ada County was 12.2 percent compared to 15.1 percent for the entire state.
Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Brian + Cronin + Boise + School + District"
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- Boise School District
- Idaho House of Representatives - Brian Cronin
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2004
- Brian Cronin on Facebook
- Brian Cronin on LinkedIn
- http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/33220/brian-cronin#.U8VGaq2Vk8g Project Vote Smart, "Brian Cronin's Biography," accessed July 15, 2014]
- LinkedIn, "Brian Cronin," accessed July 15, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "2014 Scanned Campaign Finance Reports - Statewide Candidates," accessed July 14, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- Follow The Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed April 16, 2014
- Idaho Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed April 16, 2014
- 2008 contributors to Brian Cronin
- Idaho Houses of Idaho house standing committees
- Fox News, "Idaho Votes to Phase Out Teacher Tenure, Restrict Collective Bargaining," March 9, 2011
- "Tuition hikes reflect trend of students paying greater share of college costs," Idaho Reporter , April 26th, 2011
- United States Census Bureau, "Ada County, Idaho," accessed July 9, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- Ada County, "Election Results," accessed July 14, 2015
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|Idaho House of Representatives District 19B
| Succeeded by|
Holli High Woodings (D)
|2014 Boise School District Elections|
|Ada County, Idaho|
|Election date:||September 2, 2014|
|Candidates:||Six-year term: • Nancy Gregory • Doug Park • John Hruby • Anthony Shallat • Grant Walden|
Two-year term: • Brian Cronin • Travis Jones
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|