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Boulder Valley School District elections (2013)

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2013 Boulder Valley School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013 (cancelled)
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
Boulder Valley School District
Boulder County, Colorado ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Colorado
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Three seats on the school board for Boulder Valley School District were scheduled for election on November 5, 2013. The school district canceled the election due to a lack of opposition for the candidates who filed, which left newcomer Tina Marquis and incumbents Tom Miers and Jennie Belval as the default winners of the District B, E and F seats, respectively.[1]

About the district

See also: Boulder Valley School District, Colorado
Boulder Valley School District is located in Boulder County, Colorado
Boulder Valley School District is located in Boulder County, Colorado. The county seat of Boulder County is Boulder. According to the 2010 US Census, Boulder County is home to 305,318 residents.[2]


Boulder County outperformed the rest of Colorado in terms of its average household income and higher education achievement, but underperformed in terms of its poverty rate in 2011. The median household income in Boulder County is $66,479 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Boulder County is 13.1% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 57.7% of Boulder County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% in Colorado as a whole.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2012[2]
Race Boulder County (%) Colorado (%)
White 91.2 88.3
Black or African American 1.1 4.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9 1.6
Asian 4.3 2.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.2
Two or More Races 2.4 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 13.7 20.9

Party Affiliation, 2013[3]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 99,321 40.53
Unaffiliated 95,528 38.98
Republican 46,296 18.89
Libertarian 2,265 0.92
Green 1,379 0.56
American Constitution 276 0.12

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.[4] 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 Boulder Valley School District School Board consists of seven members, all of whom are elected by different geographic districts to four-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election to be held on November 5, 2013 was canceled due to a lack of opposition. Three seats were up for grabs in 2013, and four seats will be on the ballot in 2015.[5]

Individuals interested in running for the board began circulating nominating petitions on August 7, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the 2013 general election was August 30, and the filing deadline to serve as a write-in candidate was September 3.[6]




  • Tom Miers
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Illinois
    • Engineer, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


No official endorsements were made in this election before it was canceled.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Colorado Secretary of State.[7]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Three seats were at stake, including that of the board's vice president, Dr. Lesley Smith. She was ineligible to run for another term because of Amendment 17 to the Colorado Constitution, which states that no "elected official of district....shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office."[1] Newcomer Tina Marquis filled the District B seat, while no challengers filed against District E or F incumbents Tom Miers and Jennie Belval.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Boulder Valley School District election in 2013:[6]

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
November 1, 2013 Candidates must file second Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures
November 5, 2013 General election (cancelled)
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. 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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