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.
- 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|
|Source: Larimer County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013|
Febvre explained his reasons for running for the District D seat on his campaign website:
"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
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.
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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- Poudre School District, "Christophe Febvre Fills Vacant Seat on PSD Board of Education," April 25, 2013
- Christophe Febvre for PSD School Board, "About," accessed October 24, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts:Fort Collins, accessed October 24, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, “Voter Registration Numbers,” accessed October 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014