|Thompson Board of Education, District F|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
Langner worked as an engineer with Shell Oil prior to his retirement in 2008. He and his wife, Ann, have two children and four grandchildren.
Langner sought election to the board against fellow challenger Gerald Lauer on November 5, 2013.
|Thompson Board of Education, District F General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Source: Larimer County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013|
Langner earned the endorsement of Liberty Watch Colorado in the 2013 election.
Langner's campaign website listed the following themes for 2013:
"Let's improve student achievement by enabling more local control. Let's make it possible for our teachers to innovate within child-centered classes. Let's prioritize spending on the classrooms and the teachers."
"Graduation rates are on the decline in Thompson School District compared to other schools in the region. Let's find a way to promote dual tracks - one towards college and the other towards vocational training. Let's give students of all inclinations a path to success."
"Families in the district are hardworking and are all still feeling the pinch of the slow economic recovery. Let's find ways to improve upon the efficient and responsible use of tax dollars in the district. Our kids, teachers, parents and business owners deserve it!"
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Incumbent Jeff Berg competed with challengers Kathleen D. Hatanaka and Donna Rice to fill an unexpired two-year term in District A. Berg was appointed to the seat in August 2012 to replace Lola Johnson. Challenger Bryce Carlson faced incumbent Janice Marchman for the District B seat. Board members Sharon Olson (District E) and Leonard Sherman (District F) did not file for re-election. The District E race featured newcomers Rocci Bryan and Lori Hvizda Ward. Langner and Gerald Lauer who ran for the open seat in District F.
About the district
- See also: Thompson School District, Colorado
Larimer County outperformed the rest of Colorado in higher education achievement while lagging behind state rates for median income and poverty. The average household income in Larimer County was $57,215 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Larimer County was 13.4% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 43.1% of Larimer County residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to a 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.
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- Langner for School Board, "About," accessed October 23, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- Facebook, "Liberty Watch Colorado," October 12, 2013
- Langner for School Board, "Issues," accessed October 23, 2013
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- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts:Larimer County, accessed October 23, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, “Voter Registration Numbers,” accessed October 23, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014