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|Former candidate for|
|Pueblo City Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
Stapleton is a registered nurse.
- See also: Pueblo City Schools elections (2013)
|Pueblo City Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Phyllis Sanchez Incumbent||30.8%||13,559|
|Source: Pueblo County, Colorado, "2013 Coordinated Election," November 20, 2013|
Stapleton did not receive any endorsements in the 2013 campaign.
During an August 13, 2013 meeting of the Colorado State Board of Education, Stapleton expressed her opposition to implementation of Common Core State Standards. She argued that implementation of these standards would take away control over local education policies from parents.
What was at stake?
Incumbent Phyllis Sanchez sought re-election to the board. Fellow member Stephanie Garcia 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." Sanchez was challenged by Patty Milner, Frances Montgomery and Anita Stapleton for two available seats.
About the district
- See also: Pueblo City Schools, Colorado
Pueblo lagged behind state rates for median income, poverty and higher education achievement in 2010. The average household income in Pueblo was $34,750 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Pueblo was 22% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 19% of Pueblo residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% 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.
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- The Pueblo Chieftain, "School boards to see big changes," October 21, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate and Candidate Committee Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- EdNews Colorado, "SBE gets earnest earful from Common Core critics," August 14, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Pueblo, accessed October 30, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, “Voter Registration Numbers,” accessed October 29, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014