Gregory Piotraschke

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Gregory Piotraschke
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Board Member, Brighton School District, District 7
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember, 2017
AppointedJune, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolNorthglenn High School
Bachelor'sMetro State University
Master'sColorado State University
Office website
Ballotpedia's school board candidate survey
Gregory Piotraschke is the District 7 member of the Brighton School Board in Colorado. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2012. Piotrasche won re-election on November 5, 2013.


Gregory Piotraschke resides in Adams County, Colorado. Piotraschke graduated from Northglenn High School before earning his B.A. in Music Education from Metro State University and his M.A. in Music Education from Colorado State University. His family moved to the Brighton area in 2005, and he is currently employed as a music teacher at Jefferson County.[1]



See also: Brighton School District elections (2013)


Piotraschke ran unopposed to keep the District 7 seat on the Brighton school board on November 5, 2013.


Brighton School District, District 7 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Piotraschke Incumbent 100% 8,618
Total Votes 8,618
Source: Adams County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report, 2013 Adams County Coordinated Election," November 19, 2013


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


Piotraschke did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

Campaign themes

In response to a candidate survey sent out by the school district, Piotraschke provided the following campaign themes:[1]

"I believe that I can bring a unique view to the board as a parent, a teacher, and a citizen which can see the issues from all angles and find solutions. Some of these issues are: the growth of the student population and how that affects 3 cities (Brighton, Commerce City, and Thornton) and 2 counties (Adams and Weld), a new teacher evaluation system and revised state standards, as well as potential financial changes in how the state will fund education in the future."

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

What was at stake?

Five seats on the board were at stake in this election. District 2 incumbent Kristi Crisman did not file for re-election, but no other candidates filed for the vacant seat either, which left it open to a write-in candidate. Rick Doucet ran a write-in campaign and won the seat.[3] District 4 incumbent Joan Kniss was ineligible to run for another term because of Amendment 17 to the Colorado Constitution, which states that no "elected official of district....shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office."[4] Newcomer Michael K. Landwehr ran unopposed for the open seat. Districts 5 and 6 incumbents Patrick D. Day and Teresa R. Gallegos faced a total of four challengers, while District 7 incumbent Gregory Piotraschke also ran unopposed for re-election.

About the district

See also: Brighton School District, Colorado
Brighton School District is located in Adams County, Colorado
Brighton School District is located in Adams County, Colorado. The county seat of Adams County is Brighton, Colorado. According to the 2010 US Census, Adams County is home to 459,598 residents.[5]


Adams County underperformed the rest of Colorado in terms of its average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Adams County is $56,089 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Adams County is 14.0% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 20.7% of Adams County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% in Colorado as a whole.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Adams County (%) State (%)
White 87.4 88.1
Black or African American 3.5 4.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.2 1.6
Asian 3.9 3.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.2
Two or More Races 2.8 2.8
Hispanic or Latino 38.4 21.0

Party Affiliation, 2013[6]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Unaffiliated 96,016 37.65
Democratic 91,925 36.04
Republican 64,406 25.25
Libertarian 1,665 0.65
American Constitution 599 0.23
Green 440 0.18

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[7][8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Board of Education 27J, "Register to Vote," accessed October 11, 2013 (dead link)
  2. TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 18, 2013
  3. The Standard Blade, "Polls close in Colorado; unofficial results from Nov. 5 election," November 7, 2013
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named board
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 United States Census Bureau, "Adams County, Colorado," accessed October 2, 2013
  6. Colorado Secretary of State, "Total Registered Voters By Party Affiliation and Status," accessed October 2, 2013
  7. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  8. 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.