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{{tnr}}'''Harry Welty''' is a candidate for an at-large seat on the [[Duluth Public Schools, Minnesota|Duluth school board]]. Welty 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]]. He was also a [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010#District 7|District 7]] of the [[Minnesota State Senate]] in [[State legislative elections, 2010|2010]].
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{{tnr}}'''Harry Welty''' is a member-elect for an at-large seat on the [[Duluth Public Schools, Minnesota|Duluth school board]]. Welty won the general election on [[Duluth Public Schools elections (2013)|November 5, 2013]]. He was also a [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010#District 7|District 7]] of the [[Minnesota State Senate]] in [[State legislative elections, 2010|2010]].
  
 
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'''Harry Welty''' is challenging fellow candidates [[Annie Harala]], [[Henry L. Banks]] and [[Nancy Nilsen]] to win one of two at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013. Welty and the other candidates defeated [[Joshua Bixby]] and [[Loren Martell]] in the September 10 primary election to continue on to the general election.
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'''Harry Welty''' and [[Annie Harala]] defeated [[Nancy Nilsen]] and [[Henry L. Banks]] to win two at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013. Harala and the other candidates also defeated [[Joshua Bixby]] and [[Loren Martell]] in the September 10 primary election.
  
 
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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 November 7, 2013]
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Revision as of 14:25, 7 November 2013

Harry Welty
Harry Welty.jpg
Board Member, Duluth School Board, At-large
Member-elect
Term ends
2017
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Duluth School Board
1996 - 2004
Education
Bachelor'sMinnesota State University, Mankato
Personal
ProfessionRetired educator
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
Harry Welty is a member-elect for an at-large seat on the Duluth school board. Welty won the general election on November 5, 2013. He was also a Democratic candidate for District 7 of the Minnesota State Senate in 2010.

Biography

Harry Welty resides in Duluth, Minnesota. Welty earned his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato.[1] He taught in the classroom before embarking on multiple political campaigns throughout his adulthood. From 1996 to 2004, he won office and served on the Duluth school board. During his time on the board, Welty brought national media attention to the district by inserting pins into a voodoo doll during a board meeting as a symbolic means of eliminating the disharmony amongst board members.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: Duluth Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Harry Welty and Annie Harala defeated Nancy Nilsen and Henry L. Banks to win two at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013. Harala and the other candidates also defeated Joshua Bixby and Loren Martell in the September 10 primary election.

Duluth Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAnnie Harala 36.1% 11,064
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHarry Welty 24.9% 7,648
     Nonpartisan Nancy Nilsen 22.7% 6,966
     Nonpartisan Henry L. Banks 15.5% 4,753
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.8% 241
Total Votes 30,672
Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 709 - Duluth," accessed November 7, 2013


Duluth Public Schools, At-large Primary Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAnnie Harala 25.8% 3,028
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHarry Welty 19.1% 2,246
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Nilsen 17.6% 2,073
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngHenry L. Banks 16.4% 1,926
     Nonpartisan Loren Martell 10.9% 1,283
     Nonpartisan Joshua Bixby 10.1% 1,190
Total Votes 11,746
Source: Duluth, Minnesota, "Summary Report," accessed October 24, 2013

Funding

As of October 28, no 2013 campaign donations or expenditures for Harry Welty have been reported to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.[3]

Endorsements

Harry Welty has received an endorsement for his campaign from the Duluth News Tribune.[2]

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Welty was defeated in the August 10 primary for District 7 of the Minnesota State Senate by incumbent Roger Reinert.[4]

Campaign themes

2013

During an August discussion with the Duluth News Tribune editorial board, Welty stated that the primary focus of his campaign is to reduce class sizes. He added that the school board needs more members who understand finances and that he is a strong supporter of both educational funding referendums.[2]

What's 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.

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 US Census, St. Louis County is home to 200,319 residents.[5]

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.[5]

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