Adams County School District 50 elections (2013)
Method of election
What was at stake?
Adams County School District 50, Colorado
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 districtAdams 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.
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.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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.
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.
- Joe Davidek
- Graduate, Coe College
- Legal assistant, Holland & Hart LLP
- Ryan McCoy
- Assistant director, Front Range Community College Foundation
|Adams County School District 50, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Source: Adams County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013|
No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Colorado Secretary of State.
|Adams County 50 Board of Education, At-large, November 3, 2009|
|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.
The following dates were key deadlines for the Adams County School District 50 election in 2013:
|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 (dead link).|
|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. 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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- Colorado school board elections focus on Amendment 66, school reform
- School board elections review: Voters opt for experience over new blood in nation's largest school districts
- School board election wrap-up: Incumbents re-elected overwhelmingly in November 5 elections
- Adams County School District 50, Colorado
- Colorado 2013 ballot measures
- Adams County, Colorado ballot measures
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts:Westminster, accessed October 24, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, “Voter Registration Numbers,” accessed October 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Fair Campaign Practices Act," accessed October 23, 2013
- Adams County Clerk, "Voter Service & Polling Centers," accessed October 24, 2013 (dead link)
- TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 18, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, "2013 Election Calendar," accessed July 8, 2013
- Adams County Elections, "Certified List of Ballot Content," accessed October 24, 2013 (dead link)