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'''Harry Welty''' was a [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010#District 7|District 7]] of the [[Minnesota State Senate]].  The [[Primary election dates in 2010|primary election]] was on August 10, 2010 and the general election was on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2]].
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{{tnr}}'''Harry Welty''' is an at-large member of the [[Duluth Public Schools, Minnesota|Duluth school board]]. Welty served on the board from 1996 to 2004 and returned to the board after winning 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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==Biography==
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Harry Welty resides in [[Duluth, Minnesota]]. Welty earned his Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato.<ref name=duluth>[http://legacy.duluthnewstribune.com/pdfs/School%20board%20at%20large%20and%20district%204%20grid%202013.pdf ''Duluth News Tribune,'' "Duluth School Board Voter Guide," accessed October 28, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref name=voodoo>[http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/281177/ ''Duluth News Tribune,'' "Our view / endorsement: For Duluth School Board: Harala and who?," October 22, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Duluth Public Schools elections (2013)]]''
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====Opposition====
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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. Welty and the other candidates also defeated [[Joshua Bixby]] and [[Loren Martell]] in the September 10 primary election.
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====Results====
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber=Duluth Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term
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|party2= Nonpartisan
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|party3= Nonpartisan
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|party4= Nonpartisan
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|party5= Nonpartisan
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|winner1 = Annie Harala
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|winner2 = Harry Welty
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|candidate3 = Nancy Nilsen
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|candidate4 = Henry L. Banks
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|candidate5 = Write-in votes
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|votes1=11064
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|votes2=7648
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|votes3=6966
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|votes4=4753
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|votes5=241
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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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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber=Duluth Public Schools, At-large Primary Election, 4-year term
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|party1= Nonpartisan
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|party2= Nonpartisan
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|party3= Nonpartisan
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|party4= Nonpartisan
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|party5= Nonpartisan
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|party6= Nonpartisan
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|winner1 = Annie Harala
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|winner2 = Harry Welty
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|winner3 = Nancy Nilsen
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|winner4 = Henry L. Banks
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|candidate5 = Loren Martell
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|candidate6 = Joshua Bixby
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|votes1=3028
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|votes2=2246
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|votes3=2073
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|votes4=1926
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|votes5=1283
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|votes6=1190
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|ref=[http://www.duluthmn.gov/clerk/voting/eleresp2013.htm ''Duluth, Minnesota,'' "Summary Report," accessed October 24, 2013]
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====Funding====
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'''Harry Welty''' reported $3,586.73 in contributions and $3,473.78 in expenditures to Duluth Public Schools, which left his campaign with $112.95 on hand.<ref>''Information submitted to Ballotpedia through e-mail from the Business Services department of Duluth Public Schools on December 30, 2013''</ref>
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====Endorsements====
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'''Harry Welty''' received an endorsement for his campaign from the ''Duluth News Tribune''.<ref name=voodoo/>
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===2010===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
Welty was defeated in the August 10 primary by incumbent [[Roger Reinert]].<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20100810/ElecRslts.asp?M=LG&LD=A&R=ALLSENS Minnesota Secretary of State "2010 Primary Results"]</ref>
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Welty was defeated in the August 10 primary for [[Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010#District 7|District 7]] of the [[Minnesota State Senate]] by incumbent [[Roger Reinert]].<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20100810/ElecRslts.asp?M=LG&LD=A&R=ALLSENS ''Minnesota Secretary of State'', "2010 Primary Results," accessed October 15, 2010]</ref>
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==Campaign themes==
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===2013===
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During an August discussion with the ''Duluth News Tribune'' editorial board, Welty stated that the primary focus of his campaign was to reduce class sizes. He added that the school board needed more members who understand finances and that he was a strong supporter of both educational funding referendums.<ref name=voodoo/>
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==What was at stake?==
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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.
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==About the district==
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:: ''See also: [[Duluth Public Schools, Minnesota]]''
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[[File:Map of Minnesota highlighting Saint Louis County.png|200px|thumb|left|link=Harry Welty|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>
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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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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Racial Demographics, 2012<ref name=Census/>
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! style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" | St. Louis County (%)
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| White || 93.0 || 86.5
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| Black or African American || 1.5 || 5.5
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| American Indian and Alaska Native || 2.3 || 1.3
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| Asian || 1.0 || 4.4
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| Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander || Z || 0.1
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| Hispanic or Latino || 1.3 || 4.9
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! colspan="3" style="background-color:#00008B; color: white;" |'' Presidential Voting Pattern<ref>[http://www.sos.state.mn.us/index.aspx?page=137 ''Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State,'' "Election Results and Statistics," accessed October 24, 2013]</ref>
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| 2012 || 73,378 || 39,131
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| 2008 || 77,351 || 38,742
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| 2004 || 77,958 || 40,112
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| 2000 || 64,237 || 35,420
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==Recent news==
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Harry + Welty + Duluth + Public + Schools'''"
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:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==See also==
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*[[Duluth Public Schools, Minnesota]]
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*[[Duluth Public Schools elections (2013)|Duluth Public Schools Elections (2013)]]
  
 
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*[http://www.snowbizz.com/ Personal website]
  
*[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=True&representative=False&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 2010 candidates for Minnesota State Senate]
 
 
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Harry Welty
Harry Welty.jpg
Board Member, Duluth School Board, At-large
Incumbent
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 an at-large member of the Duluth school board. Welty served on the board from 1996 to 2004 and returned to the board after winning 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. Welty and the other candidates also defeated Joshua Bixby and Loren Martell in the September 10 primary election.

Results

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 December 18, 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

Harry Welty reported $3,586.73 in contributions and $3,473.78 in expenditures to Duluth Public Schools, which left his campaign with $112.95 on hand.[3]

Endorsements

Harry Welty 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 was to reduce class sizes. He added that the school board needed more members who understand finances and that he was a strong supporter of both educational funding referendums.[2]

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.[5]

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.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
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[6]
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.[7]

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