|Board Member, Cherry Creek School District, District D|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|High school||Cherry Creek High School|
|Bachelor's||Azusa Pacific University|
|Master's||Azusa Pacific University|
|Other||Claremont Graduate School, San Diego University|
Arnold resides in Arapahoe County, Colorado. Arnold graduated from Cherry Creek High School before earning two B.A. degrees in Communication and Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University in 1988. Four years later, he received an M.A. degree in Instructional Education from the same university, and he has since completed all coursework other than his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Claremont Graduate School of San Diego University. During his career, Arnold has served as a physical education teacher, college professor, college administrator, area developer, radio personality and senior financial director. He currently operates his own leadership consulting firm and advises Cherokee Trail High School on the Parent Accountability Committee and the Partnership for Academically Successful Students.
|Cherry Creek School District, Four-year term, District D, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Randy Perlis Incumbent||58.2%||28,161|
|Source: Arapahoe County Elections, "2013 Consolidated Election," November 22, 2013|
Arnold did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
Arnold's campaign website listed the following campaign themes for 2013:
"I believe that the Cheery Creek School Board has been doing great things for kids and will continue to be a beacon of light to the communities that it serves. In fact, there is nothing wrong with its functions and how it operates.
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
We need a re-haul in the system. The way we fund education is not sustainable over the long run; the money will eventually run out. Just throwing money at a problem doesn’t solve our issues. Having the extra money would be awesome and would definitely help further education. However, if this amendment does not pass, we will be forced to realize that our funding model has changed and we will have to look for new, innovative ways to deliver education with less money.
What was at stake?
Two seats on the board were at stake in this election. District D incumbent Randy Perlis fended off a challenge from Arnold, and newcomer Karen Fisher ran unopposed for the seat left vacant by board president Jennifer Churchfield. Churchfield was ineligible to run for another term because of Amendment 17 to the Colorado Constitution, which states that no "elected official of any...school district....shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office."
About the district
- See also: Cherry Creek School District, Colorado
Arapahoe County outperformed the rest of Colorado in terms of its average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Arapahoe County is $59,937 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Arapahoe County is 11.9% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 38.3% of Arapahoe County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% in Colorado as a whole.
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.
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- Brian E. Arnold, "Brian E. Arnold," accessed October 8, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- Brian E. Arnold, "A Note From Brian," accessed October 8, 2013
- Adam Goldstein, Aurora Sentinel, "Vote '13 - Cherry Creek School Board," October 14, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Arapahoe County, Colorado," accessed October 4, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Total Registered Voters By Party Affiliation and Status," accessed October 4, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014