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|Board Member, Academy School District 20, At-large|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November, 2009|
|Next general||November, 2017|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
Bullock resides in El Paso County, Colorado. Bullock graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University before earning her Certified Public Accountant license in 1990. She currently operates her own home-based accounting business and also assists with her husband's small business, which they opened together in 2011.
|Academy School District 20, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Catherine Bullock Incumbent||24%||12,019|
|Nonpartisan||Linda Van Matre Incumbent||23.2%||11,642|
|Nonpartisan||Larry Norman Borland||23.1%||11,576|
|Nonpartisan||Andrea Van Nort||18.6%||9,305|
|Source: El Paso County, Colorado, "2013 Coordinated Election," November 14, 2013|
Bullock has received endorsements for her 2013 campaign from state Board of Education Chairman Paul Lundeen, United States Representative Doug Lamborn, Colorado State Representative Amy Stephens, El Paso County Commissioners Darryl Glenn and Peggy Littleton, the Colorado Springs Independent, the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors and the Home Builders Association.
|Academy School District 20, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Doug Lundberg Incumbent||18.9%||8,938|
|Nonpartisan||Linda Van Matre Incumbent||17.1%||8,057|
|Nonpartisan||James M. Jenista||6.2%||2,924|
|Source: El Paso County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report, 2009 El Paso County Coordinated Election," accessed October 8, 2013|
Bullock's campaign website listed fiscal responsibility, accountability and a pure focus on benefiting children as her campaign themes for 2013.
What was at stake?
Three seats, including those of the board president, vice president and treasurer were at stake. Doug Lundberg, who served as the vice president of the board, 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." Incumbents Linda Van Matre and Catherine Bullock ran for re-election against challengers Shannon Mendes, Larry Norman Borland and Andrea Van Nort.
About the district
- See also: Academy School District 20, Colorado
El Paso County outperformed the rest of Colorado in terms of its poverty rate, but underperformed in terms of its average household income and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in El Paso County is $57,079 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in El Paso County is 11.7% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 35.1% of El Paso 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, 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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- Catherine Bullock for Academy District 20 School Board, "About me:," accessed October 8, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- Catherine Bullock for Academy District 20 School Board, "Endorsements," accessed November 4, 2013
- Colorado Springs Independent, "Help for education, taxes for RMJ sales," October 23, 2013
- Catherine Bullock for Academy District 20 School Board, "Why you should vote for me:," accessed October 8, 2013
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- El Paso County, Colorado, "Official Sample Ballot for 2013 Coordinated Election," accessed October 2, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "El Paso County, Colorado," accessed August 7, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Total Registered Voters By Party Affiliation and Status," accessed October 2, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014