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Christophe Febvre

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Christophe Febvre
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Poudre Board of Education, District D
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember, 2017
AppointedApril 24, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado
Master'sUniversity of Colorado
Christophe Febvre currently represents District D on the Poudre Board of Education in Colorado. He was appointed to the District D seat on April 24, 2013 to fill the vacancy left by James Ross.[1] Febvre won election without opposition on November 5, 2013.


Febvre earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado. In 2001, he co-founded an engineering firm called DGCD, Inc. with three partners in Fort Collins. Febvre has served on the Fort Collins Economic Advisory Committee since 2005. He and his wife have three children who have attended district schools.[2]



See also: Poudre School District elections (2013)


Febvre won re-election to the District D seat unopposed on November 5, 2013.


Poudre School District, District D General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChristophe Febvre 100% 27,051
Total Votes 27,051
Source: Larimer County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013


Febvre reported $250.00 in contributions and $59.69 in expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State, which left his campaign with $190.31 on hand.[3]

Campaign themes


Febvre explained his reasons for running for the District D seat on his campaign website:[2]

"Poudre School District is a thriving educational organization with a mission to "educate ... every child, every day." This mission and vision is commendable, but it is also vital to our community and economy. The resources we use now to educate, train, and grow our younger population generates boundless return in the form of a vibrant and cohesive economy.

The district has a great diversity - cultural, socio-economic, and learning styles. The work of educating every child takes accountability - accountability from each student, educator, parent, and tax-payer in the district. Educating each and every student takes a commitment from all of us, and it involves consistent and continuous organizational learning and evaluation. I am both excited and passionate about being involved in evaluating, prodding, and collaborating with the District to seek greatness."

Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.

What was at stake?

Incumbent Jim Hayes did not file for re-election in District C, leaving challengers Mel Hilgenberg and David Trask to compete with one another for the seat. Christophe Febvre ran for re-election in District D without opposition. Nicholas Holian ran unopposed for the District E seat formerly held by Patrick Albright, who did not file for the 2013 election.

About the district

See also: Poudre School District, Colorado
Poudre School District is located in Larimer County, CO
Poudre School District is based in Fort Collins and serves students in nearby communities including LaPorte, Red Feather, Stove Prairie and Wellington. Fort Collins is the county seat of Larimer County in northern Colorado. According to the 2010 US Census, Fort Collins is home to 143,986 residents.[4]


Fort Collins outperformed the rest of Colorado in higher education achievement while lagging behind state rates for median income and poverty. The average household income in Fort Collins was $51,446 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Fort Collins was 17.2% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 51.5% of Fort Collins residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% in Colorado.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2012[4]
Race Fort Collins (%) Colorado (%)
White 89 81.3
Black or African American 1.2 4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.1
Asian 2.9 2.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 3.1 3.4
Hispanic or Latino 10.1 20.7

Party Affiliation, 2013[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Unaffiliated 68,937 36.6
Republican 64,522 34.3
Democratic 52,249 27.8
Libertarian 1,549 0.8
Green 579 0.3
American Constitution 388 0.2

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.[6] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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