Wayzata Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Wayzata Public Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Wayzata Public Schools
Hennepin County, Minnesota ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Minnesota
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Three seats on the Wayzata Public Schools school board were up for general election on November 5, 2013. Newcomers Andrea Cuene, Sarah Johansen and Chris McCullough defeated six challengers to win the three at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Wayzata Public Schools, Minnesota
Wayzata Public Schools is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Wayzata Public Schools is located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The county seat of Hennepin County is Minneapolis. According to the 2010 United States Census, Hennepin County is home to 1,184,576 residents.[1]


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.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Hennepin County (%) Minnesota (%)
White 76.7 86.5
Black or African American 12.3 5.5
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2 1.3
Asian 6.7 4.4
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 3.0 2.2
Hispanic or Latino 6.9 4.9

Presidential Voting Pattern[2]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 423,982 240,073
2008 420,958 231,054
2004 383,841 255,133
2000 307,599 225,657

Note: Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" percentage, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one- or two-tenths off. Read more about race and ethnicity in the Census here.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Wayzata school board consists of seven members elected to four-year terms at-large by the district as a whole. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Three seats were on the ballot in 2013.[4]

Candidates began filing affidavits of candidacy on July 30. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the 2013 general election was August 13.[5]





  • Andrea Cuene
    • Graduate, University of Minnesota
    • Speech language pathologist, Greenwood Elementary
  • Derek Diesen
    • Graduate, Dunwoody Institute
    • Small business owner
  • Dan Haugen
    • Graduate, University of Minnesota
    • College president, Adler Graduate School
  • Sarah Johansen
    • Graduate, University of Michigan
    • Adjunct professor, Augsburg College
  • David A. Lloyd
    • Graduate, Concordia College Moorhead
    • Small business owner

  • Chris McCullough
    • Graduate, University of Minnesota Law School
    • Vice president and general counsel, Honeywell Sensing and Control
  • Bill Pritchard
    • Graduate, Mankato State University
    • Investment representative advisor, Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Ted Victor
    • Graduate, University of Minnesota
    • Real estate broker

Election results

Wayzata Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChris McCullough 21.9% 1,607
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSarah Johansen 21% 1,539
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAndrea Cuene 15.2% 1,112
     Nonpartisan Ted Victor 13.4% 981
     Nonpartisan Dan Haugen 12.2% 894
     Nonpartisan Derek Diesen 6.6% 486
     Nonpartisan David A. Lloyd 3.7% 268
     Nonpartisan Bill Pritchard 2.9% 215
     Nonpartisan Phil Napier 2.7% 200
     Nonpartisan Write-in votes 0.4% 29
Total Votes 7,331
Source: Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, "Results for Selected Contests in School District No. 284 - Wayzata," accessed December 18, 2013


Chris McCullough and Sarah Johansen received endorsements from former Wayzata school board Chairs Pat Gleason and Greg Rye.[6][7] Ted Victor also received endorsements from Gleason and Rye, in addition to endorsements from former Wayzata school board Chair Greg Baufield and former Minnesota State Senator David Gaither.[8] Derek Diesen received an endorsement for his campaign from John Alexander, who serves as the head of the Groves Academy school for students with disabilities.[9] Dan Haugen received endorsements for his campaign from Plymouth Mayor Kelli Slavik and former United States Representative Jim Ramstad, who represented Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District.[10]

Andrea Cuene, David A. Lloyd, Phil Napier and Bill Pritchard did not receive endorsements for their campaigns.

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $8,395.34 and spent a total of $23,097.39 during the election, according to Wayzata Public Schools.[11] Phil Napier and Bill Pritchard were not required to submit campaign finance reports since they raised and spent less than $750 each in 2013.[12] These numbers therefore do not include any contributions to or expenditures by these two candidates.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Andrea Cuene $990.00 $8,533.52 -$7,543.52
Derek Diesen $250.00 $1,495.00 -$1,245.00
Dan Haugen $50.00 $2,974.92 -$2,924.92
Sarah Johansen $5,676.00 $5,675.67 $0.33
David A. Lloyd $179.34 $179.34 $0.00
Chris McCullough $0.00 $2,263.36 -$2,263.36
Phil Napier $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Bill Pritchard $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Ted Victor $1,250.00 $1,975.58 -$725.58

Past elections

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.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Wayzata Public Schools election in 2013:[5]

Deadline Event
July 30, 2013 First day to file affidavits of candidacy
August 13, 2013 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy
November 5, 2013 Election day

Additional elections on the ballot

This election only shared the ballot with other municipal elections. No additional measures appeared on the ballot.

See also

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