Craig Beytien

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Craig Beytien
Board Member, Dubuque Community Schools, At-Large
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Next generalSeptember 10, 2013
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Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas
Master'sWashburn University
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Craig Beytien currently serves as an at-large member on the Dubuque Community School Board. He is seeking re-election against challengers Terra Siegert, Jim Prochaska and fellow incumbent George Davis in the school board election on September 10, 2013.


Beytien was born in Minnesota and grew up in Kansas City. Craig attended public schools and graduated from the University of Kansas in 1982. He began his business career in educational publishing with Macmillan before he joined McGraw-Hill in 1988 as College Textbook Editor. He eventually assumed the position of Vice-President of Product Development at McGraw-Hill, and served there for over 16-years. Currently, Beytien is Executive VP and a Partner at a publishing consulting firm called Content Connections. Beytien, his wife Alyson, and his three sons, Spencer, Joshua, and Zachary moved to Dubuque in 2003. Craig is also a woodworker hobbyist and semi-professional magician, as well as a devout Mormon.[1]

Election History


Dubuque Community Schools, At-Large Position, 4-year term, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Beytien 17.4% 1,813
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Davis 22.1% 2,301
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngOtto Krueger 22.8% 2,374
     Nonpartisan David Patton 12.5% 1,298
     Nonpartisan Ted Stieber 14.2% 1,481
     Nonpartisan Breyan Strickler 10.9% 1,130
Total Votes 10,397
Source: Dubuque County School Election 2009, Accessed August 13, 2013

About the district


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Dubuque Community schools is located in Dubuque, Iowa. According to the 2010 US Census, Dubuque is home to 58,155 residents. [2] The district lies on the eastern border of Iowa and is 201 mies east of Des Moines.


The median household income in Dubuque in 2011 was $43,362 compared to $50,451 for the state of Iowa. The poverty rate was 11.8% in Dubuque compared to 11.9% statewide. The US Census also found that 27.1% of residents aged 25 and older attained bachelor's degrees compared to 24.9% for the state of Iowa.[3]

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