Eileen Lynch Gonzalez

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Eileen Lynch Gonzalez
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Board Director, Harrison School District Two, At-large
Term ends
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2015
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
Master'sUniversity of Texas at Austin
Place of birthMassachusetts
ProfessionCommunity volunteer
Eileen Lynch Gonzalez is an at-large member of the Harrison School District Two Board of Directors in Colorado. She was appointed to the board in 2013 to fill a vacancy left by Keith Varney. Gonzalez won election to an unexpired two-year term on November 5, 2013.


Gonzalez grew up and graduated from public schools in Massachusetts. She has both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. She and her husband, Chris, live in Spring Creek with their two children.[1]



See also: Harrison School District Two elections (2013)


Gonzalez ran unopposed in a special election on November 5, 2013 for the seat vacated by Keith Varney.

Election results

Harrison School District Two, At-large General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngEileen Lynch Gonzalez Incumbent 100% 5,079
Total Votes 5,079
Source: El Paso County, Colorado, "2013 Coordinated Election," November 14, 2013


Gonzalez reported no contributions or expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State.[2]


Gonzalez was endorsed by the HBA Political Action Committee (PAC).[3]

Campaign themes

Gonzalez stated the following as her campaign priorities on the Harrison School district website:[4]

  • Ensuring that the new Board, with four of five of its members new to the role of director, has the knowledge and support to do its work effectively and efficiently;
  • Supporting the superintendent in his continuing work to improve critical measures of student achievement; and
  • Representing Harrison School District 2 in its quest to provide the highest-quality educational experience for the district's students by ensuring that it leverages all the financial and other resources available to it.

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

What was at stake?

Current member Eileen Lynch Gonzalez sought re-election to the board to continue the term that she was appointed to earlier this year when Keith Varney vacated his seat. Incumbents Deborah Hendrix, Richard Price and Linda Pugh were ineligible to run for additional terms because of Amendment 17 to the Colorado Constitution, which says that no "elected official of any [...] school district [...] shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office."

About the district

See also: Harrison School District Two, Colorado
Harrison School District Two is located in El Paso County, CO
Harrison School District Two is based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado in El Paso County. According to the 2010 US Census, Colorado Springs is home to 416,427 residents.[5]


Colorado Springs lagged behind state averages for median income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2010. The average household income in Colorado Springs was $53,747 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Colorado Springs was 12.7% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 36.1% of Colorado Springs residents aged 25 years and older earned a Bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% rate in Colorado.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2010[5]
Race Colorado Springs(%) Colorado (%)
White 78.8 81.3
Black or African American 6.3 4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1 1.1
Asian 3 2.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.3 0.1
Two or More Races 5.1 3.4
Hispanic or Latino 16.1 20.7

Party Affiliation, 2013[6]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 141,493 45.7
Unaffiliated 95,849 31
Democratic 68,290 22.1
Libertarian 2,417 0.8
American Constitution 730 0.2
Green 635 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.[7]

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