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{{tnr}}'''David Bolgrien''' is a candidate for the District 4 seat on the [[Duluth Public Schools, Minnesota|Duluth school board]]. Bolgrien received enough votes in the September 10 primary election to continue on to the general election on [[Duluth Public Schools elections (2013)|November 5, 2013]].
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{{tnr}}'''David Bolgrien''' was a candidate for the District 4 seat on the [[Duluth Public Schools, Minnesota|Duluth school board]]. Bolgrien received enough votes to pass through the September 10 primary election but lost in the general election on [[Duluth Public Schools elections (2013)|November 5, 2013]].
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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:: ''See also: [[Duluth Public Schools elections (2013)]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Duluth Public Schools elections (2013)]]''
 
====Opposition====
 
====Opposition====
'''David Bolgrien''' is challenging incumbent [[Art Johnston]] to win the District 4 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013. Johnston and Bolgrien defeated [[Justin Perpich]] in the September 10 primary election to continue on to the general election.
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'''David Bolgrien''' lost to incumbent [[Art Johnston]] in his bid to win the District 4 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013. Johnston and Bolgrien defeated [[Justin Perpich]] in the September 10 primary election to continue on to the general election.
  
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====Results====
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|ref=[http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/Results/SchoolDistrictRaces/6?districtid=281 ''Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State,'' "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 709 - Duluth," accessed December 18, 2013]
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====Funding====
 
====Funding====
As of October 28, no 2013 campaign donations or expenditures for '''David Bolgrien''' have been reported to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.<ref name=finance>[http://www.cfbreport.state.mn.us/dyncfb/cfbsearch1.php ''Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board,'' "Contributions to a Specific Candidate or to Candidates that Meet a Criteria," accessed October 28, 2013]</ref>
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'''David Bolgrien''' reported $2,204.42 in contributions and $2,840.87 in expenditures to Duluth Public Schools, which left his campaign with $636.45 in debt.<ref>''Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from the Business Services department of Duluth Public Schools on December 30, 2013''</ref>
  
 
====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
'''David Bolgrien''' has received endorsements for his campaign from the Duluth Federation of Teachers and the ''Duluth News Tribune''.<ref name=endorse/><ref>[https://www.facebook.com/DaveBolgrien ''Facebook,'' "Dave Bolgrien," accessed October 29, 2013]</ref> Former candidate [[Justin Perpich]] endorsed Bolgrien following his defeat in the September 10 primary election.<ref>[http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/s3155884.shtml ''WDIO,'' "School Board Candidate Concedes, Backs Top Finisher," September 11, 2013]</ref>
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'''David Bolgrien''' received endorsements for his campaign from the Duluth Federation of Teachers and the ''Duluth News Tribune''.<ref name=endorse/><ref>[https://www.facebook.com/DaveBolgrien ''Facebook,'' "Dave Bolgrien," accessed October 29, 2013]</ref> Former candidate [[Justin Perpich]] endorsed Bolgrien following his defeat in the September 10 primary election.<ref>[http://www.wdio.com/article/stories/s3155884.shtml ''WDIO,'' "School Board Candidate Concedes, Backs Top Finisher," September 11, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Campaign themes==
 
==Campaign themes==
In response to a survey from the ''Duluth News Tribune'', Bolgrien argued that there is one significant issue facing the school district:<ref name=duluth/>
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In response to a survey from the ''Duluth News Tribune'', Bolgrien argued that there was one significant issue facing the school district:<ref name=duluth/>
  
 
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==What's at stake?==
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==What was at stake?==
There are four seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. The only incumbent who filed for re-election was District 4 member [[Art Johnston]], who is facing challenger David Bolgrien and and who defeated [[Justin Perpich]] in the primary. District 1 incumbent Ann Wasson did not file for the election, leaving her seat vacant to [[Joseph Matthes]] or [[Rosie Loeffler-Kemp]], both of whom defeated [[Marcia Stromgren]] in the primary. Neither at-large members Mary Cameron or Tom Kasper are running for re-election, so two newcomers will win their seats. Neither [[Joshua Bixby]] nor [[Loren Martell]] received enough votes to proceed to the general election, where [[Annie Harala]], [[Henry L. Banks]], [[Harry Welty]] and [[Nancy Nilsen]] will compete for the seats.
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There were four seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. The only incumbent who filed for re-election was District 4 member [[Art Johnston]], who faced challenger David Bolgrien and who defeated [[Justin Perpich]] in the primary election. District 1 incumbent Ann Wasson did not file for the election, which left her seat vacant for candidates [[Joseph Matthes]] and [[Rosie Loeffler-Kemp]], both of whom defeated [[Marcia Stromgren]] in the primary. Neither at-large members Mary Cameron or Tom Kasper ran for re-election, so two newcomers won their seats. Neither [[Joshua Bixby]] nor [[Loren Martell]] received enough votes to proceed to the general election, where [[Annie Harala]], [[Henry L. Banks]], [[Harry Welty]] and [[Nancy Nilsen]] competed for the seats.
  
 
==About the district==
 
==About the district==
:: See also: [[Duluth Public Schools, Minnesota]]
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:: ''See also: [[Duluth Public Schools, Minnesota]]''
[[File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Saint Louis County.png|200px|thumb|left|link=David Bolgrien|Duluth Public Schools is located in St. Louis County, Minnesota]]Duluth Public Schools is located in [[St. Louis County, Minnesota]]. The county seat of St. Louis County is [[Duluth, Minnesota|Duluth]]. According to the 2010 US Census, St. Louis County is home to 200,319 residents.<ref name=Census>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/27/27137.html ''United States Census Bureau,'' "St. Louis County, Minnesota," accessed October 24, 2013]</ref>
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[[File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Saint Louis County.png|200px|thumb|left|link=David Bolgrien|Duluth Public Schools is located in St. Louis County, Minnesota]]Duluth Public Schools is located in [[St. Louis County, Minnesota]]. The county seat of St. Louis County is [[Duluth, Minnesota|Duluth]]. According to the 2010 United States Census, St. Louis County is home to 200,319 residents.<ref name=Census>[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/27/27137.html ''United States Census Bureau,'' "St. Louis County, Minnesota," accessed October 24, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Demographics===
 
===Demographics===
St. Louis County underperformed the rest of Minnesota in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in St. Louis County was $45,399 compared to $58,476 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in St. Louis County was 16.0% compared to 11.0% for the entire state. The US Census also found that 25.5% of St. Louis County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 31.8% in Minnesota.<ref name=Census/>
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St. Louis County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Minnesota in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in St. Louis County was $45,399 compared to $58,476 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in St. Louis County was 16.0% compared to 11.0% for the entire state. The United States Census Bureau also found that 25.5% of St. Louis County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 31.8% in Minnesota.<ref name=Census/>
  
 
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David Bolgrien
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Former candidate for
Board Member, Duluth School Board, District 4
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Ph.D.University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Personal
ProfessionResearch biologist
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David Bolgrien was a candidate for the District 4 seat on the Duluth school board. Bolgrien received enough votes to pass through the September 10 primary election but lost in the general election on November 5, 2013.

Biography

David Bolgrien resides in Duluth, Minnesota. Bolgrien earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and is employed as a research biologist by the Environmental Protection Agency.[1] He volunteers at Laura MacArthur and Lincoln Park elementary schools and Denfeld High School.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: Duluth Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

David Bolgrien lost to incumbent Art Johnston in his bid to win the District 4 seat in the general election on November 5, 2013. Johnston and Bolgrien defeated Justin Perpich in the September 10 primary election to continue on to the general election.

Results

Duluth Public Schools, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngArt Johnston Incumbent 54% 1,796
     Nonpartisan David Bolgrien 45.7% 1,518
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.3% 11
Total Votes 3,325
Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 709 - Duluth," accessed December 18, 2013


Duluth Public Schools, District 4 Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Bolgrien 37.6% 463
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngArt Johnston Incumbent 33.4% 411
     Nonpartisan Justin Perpich 28.9% 356
Total Votes 1,230
Source: Duluth, Minnesota, "Summary Report," accessed October 24, 2013

Funding

David Bolgrien reported $2,204.42 in contributions and $2,840.87 in expenditures to Duluth Public Schools, which left his campaign with $636.45 in debt.[3]

Endorsements

David Bolgrien received endorsements for his campaign from the Duluth Federation of Teachers and the Duluth News Tribune.[2][4] Former candidate Justin Perpich endorsed Bolgrien following his defeat in the September 10 primary election.[5]

Campaign themes

In response to a survey from the Duluth News Tribune, Bolgrien argued that there was one significant issue facing the school district:[1]

We must increase student achievement. Success is measured by increased enrollment, graduation rates, test scores and school rankings. Underperforming students must be made proficient. High-performing students must be continually challenged. Our graduates must be competitive in college, employment and life. This will help win back students to the district.

What was at stake?

There were four seats on the school board up for election on November 5, 2013. The only incumbent who filed for re-election was District 4 member Art Johnston, who faced challenger David Bolgrien and who defeated Justin Perpich in the primary election. District 1 incumbent Ann Wasson did not file for the election, which left her seat vacant for candidates Joseph Matthes and Rosie Loeffler-Kemp, both of whom defeated Marcia Stromgren in the primary. Neither at-large members Mary Cameron or Tom Kasper ran for re-election, so two newcomers won their seats. Neither Joshua Bixby nor Loren Martell received enough votes to proceed to the general election, where Annie Harala, Henry L. Banks, Harry Welty and Nancy Nilsen competed for the seats.

About the district

See also: Duluth Public Schools, Minnesota
Duluth Public Schools is located in St. Louis County, Minnesota
Duluth Public Schools is located in St. Louis County, Minnesota. The county seat of St. Louis County is Duluth. According to the 2010 United States Census, St. Louis County is home to 200,319 residents.[6]

Demographics

St. Louis County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Minnesota in terms of its median rates of average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in St. Louis County was $45,399 compared to $58,476 for the state of Minnesota. The poverty rate in St. Louis County was 16.0% compared to 11.0% for the entire state. The United States Census Bureau also found that 25.5% of St. Louis County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 31.8% in Minnesota.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race St. Louis County (%) Minnesota (%)
White 93.0 86.5
Black or African American 1.5 5.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.3 1.3
Asian 1.0 4.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 2.2
Hispanic or Latino 1.3 4.9

Presidential Voting Pattern[7]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 73,378 39,131
2008 77,351 38,742
2004 77,958 40,112
2000 64,237 35,420

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[8]

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