|Former candidate for|
|Board Member, Wayzata School Board, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire|
|Master's||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|Ph.D.||University of Minnesota|
Dan Haugen earned his B.A. in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and his M.S. in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Madison before receiving his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Haugen began his academic career as an instructor at the University of Minnesota from 1981 to 1989. Since 1989, he has served as the president of the Adler Graduate School.
- See also: Wayzata Public Schools elections (2013)
Dan Haugen was defeated in a race against eight fellow candidates for three vacant at-large school board seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|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|
Dan Haugen reported $50.00 in contributions and $2,974.92 in expenditures to Wayzata Public Schools, which left his campaign with $2,924.92 in debt.
Haugen's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
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.
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.
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- Adler Graduate School, "Daniel A. Haugen, PhD," accessed October 23, 2013
- Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from Wayzata Public Schools on January 3, 2014
- Dan Haugen for Wayzata School Board, "Home," accessed October 23, 2013
- Dan Haugen for Wayzata School Board, "Mission," accessed October 23, 2013
- 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