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Adams County School District 50 elections (2013)

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2013 Adams County School District 50 Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional measures
External links
References
See also
Colorado
Adams County School District 50, Colorado
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Two seats were up for election on the Adams County School District 50 Board of Education. Two candidates sought election to the board on November 5, 2013. Joe Davidek and Ryan McCoy ran unopposed and won the two at-large seats.

About the district

See also: Adams County School District 50, Colorado
Adams County School District 50 is located in Adams County, CO
Adams County School District 50 is based out of Westminster in Adams County, Colorado. This suburban district serves students in Westminster as well as portions of Arvada and Denver. According to the 2010 US Census, Westminster is home to 106,114 residents.[1]

Demographics

Westminster outperformed the rest of Colorado in median income based on the 2010 U.S. Census. The average household income in Westminster was $64,016 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Westminster was 11.1% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 33.3% of Westminster residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% rate in Colorado.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Westminster (%) Colorado (%)
White 82 81.3
Black or African American 1.4 4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.1
Asian 5.4 2.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 3.4 3.4
Hispanic or Latino 20.7 20.7

Party Affiliation, 2013[2]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 70,058 37.8
Unaffiliated 62,955 33.9
Republican 50,434 27.2
Libertarian 1,248 0.7
American Constitution 408 0.2
Green 280 0.1

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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Adams County Board of Education consists of five members who are elected at-large to four-year terms. There was no primary election, and the general election took place on November 5, 2013. Two seats were up for election in 2013, and three seats will be on the ballot on November 3, 2015.

Candidates in Adams County School District 50 had to file nominating petitions containing at least 50 valid signatures with the Adams County Clerk by August 30, 2013 in order to qualify for the ballot. State law required candidates to submit disclosures of contributions and expenditures to comply with the Fair Campaign Practices Act on October 15, November 1 and December 5.[4]

Voters within the district were able to request mail ballots from the County Clerk by October 15. These ballots were sent out to registered voters who submitted requests by the deadline starting on October 15. Mailed ballots had to be dropped off at 12 approved locations throughout Adams County by 7:00pm local time on November 5. Voters could also mail their ballots back to the County Clerk though ballots had to arrive by November 5.[5]

Elections

2013

Candidates

  • Joe Davidek
    • Graduate, Coe College
    • Legal assistant, Holland & Hart LLP
  • Ryan McCoy
    • Assistant director, Front Range Community College Foundation

Election results

Adams County School District 50, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRyan McCoy 52.5% 7,759
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Davidek 47.5% 7,014
Total Votes 14,773
Source: Adams County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Colorado Secretary of State.[6]

Past elections

2009

Adams County 50 Board of Education, At-large, November 3, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMarilyn Flachman 29% 4,105
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngSharon Whitehair 26.2% 3,716
     Nonpartisan Scott Magerfleisch 22.8% 3,223
     Nonpartisan Clifford Hartman 22% 3,120
Total Votes 14,164
Source: Adams County Elections

What was at stake?

Incumbents Marilyn Flachman and Sharon Whitehair did not file for re-election in 2013. Flachman was ineligible to run for another term because of Amendment 17 to the Colorado Constitution, which says that no "elected official of any...school district....shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office." Newcomers Joe Davidek and Ryan McCoy ran for two seats on the board on November 5, 2013.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Adams County School District 50 election in 2013:[7]

Deadline Event
August 7, 2013 Last day for nominating petitions to be made available to candidates.
August 30, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions.
September 3, 2013 Last day to file as a write-in candidate.
October 15, 2013 Candidates must file first Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures.
October 15, 2013 First day ballots are mailed to registered voters in Adams County.
November 1, 2013 Candidates must file second Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures.
November 5, 2013 General election and last day for voters to submit mailed ballots at ballot drop-off locations.
November 22, 2013 Certification of general election votes.
December 5, 2013 Candidates must file third Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures.

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with two statewide measures. Residents of Westminster cast ballots for Mayor and three seats on the City Council.[8] Voters decided on a ballot measure dealing with excise taxes and sales taxes on marijuana sales in Colorado, which passed. They also voted to reject Amendment 66, which was an initiated constitutional amendment to raise the state's income tax in order to increase state funding for public school districts.

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