Amber Drevon

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Aurora Public Schools Board of Education, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Denver
Personal
ProfessionBilling manager
Amber Drevon is an at-large member of the Aurora Public Schools Board of Education in Colorado. She won election against four other candidates for four available seats on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Drevon earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver in 2004. She currently works as a billing manager for United Martial Arts Center. Drevon has three children who currently attend district schools.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Aurora Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Drevon sought election to the board against Jasper Armstrong, Eric Nelson, JulieMarie Shepherd and Barbara Yamrick on November 5, 2013.

Results

Aurora Public Schools Board of Education, At-large, November 5, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJulieMarie Shepherd Incumbent 22.5% 16,466
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEric Nelson 20.6% 15,065
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngAmber Drevon 19.5% 14,283
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Yamrick 18.9% 13,826
     Nonpartisan Jasper Armstrong 18.6% 13,614
Total Votes 73,254
Source: Adams County Elections, "2013 Coordinated Election," November 27, 2013, Arapahoe County Elections, "2013 Coordinated Election," November 22, 2013

Funding

Drevon reported no contributions or expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State.[2]

Endorsements

The Aurora Sentinel endorsed Drevon on October 24, 2013.[3]

Campaign themes

2013

In an interview with The Denver Post, Drevon explained her reasons for running in 2013:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

I'm very invested in my children's education and have always volunteered in their school as a means of being involved and knowledgeable...I hope to help encourage our district to do a better job of proactively seeking teacher feedback and incorporating that feedback into education and professional excellence innovative solutions.

What was at stake?

JulieMarie Shepherd was the only incumbent to seek re-election in the 2013 election. Board members Jane Barber, Jeanette Carmany and Matthew Cook were ineligible to run for third terms 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."

About the district

See also: Aurora Public Schools, Colorado
Aurora Public Schools is located in Arapahoe County, CO
Aurora Public Schools serves K-12 students in Aurora, Colorado. Aurora is located primarily in Arapahoe County though sections of the city are located in Adams and Douglas Counties. According to the 2010 US Census, Aurora is home to 325,078 residents.[4]

Demographics

Aurora lagged behind the rest of Colorado in median income, poverty rate and higher education achievement according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The average household income in Aurora was $50,468 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Aurora was 16.5% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 26.1% of Aurora residents aged 25 years and older earned a Bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% rate in Colorado.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Aurora (%) Colorado (%)
White 61.1 81.3
Black or African American 15.7 4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1 1.1
Asian 4.9 2.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.1
Two or More Races 5.2 3.4
Hispanic or Latino 28.7 20.7

Party Affiliation, 2013[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 104,622 34.7
Republican 99,306 33
Unaffiliated 93,858 31.2
Libertarian 2,019 0.7
Green 537 0.2
American Constitution 486 0.1



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