Karen Fisher (Colorado)
|Board Member, Cherry Creek School District, District E|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Master's||Southern Methodist University|
Karen Fisher resides in Arapahoe County, Colorado. Fisher earned her B.S. in Finance from Indiana University in 1985 and her M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Southern Methodist University in 1989. From 1984 to 1995, she was employed in a variety of finance, marketing and banking positions. Since retiring, Fisher has volunteered in the school district and community.
Fisher ran unopposed to win the District E seat on the Cherry Creek school board on November 5, 2013.
|Cherry Creek School District, Four-year term, District E, 2013|
|Source: Arapahoe County Elections, "2013 Consolidated Election," November 22, 2013|
Fisher received several endorsements for her campaign from local leaders, including Parents' Council President Mari Anne Imhoff, former Colorado State Senator Nancy Spence and former district superintendent Dr. Monte Moses.
I support more money for education in Colorado (P-16), and I agree that Colorado’s school finance model needs to be changed. I have immense respect for the work that has gone into this bill. However, I am not comfortable with the disparity between the proposed funding for CCSD and other large neighboring districts, or the proposed tiered tax rates. I am hopeful that if Amendment 66 does not pass, this work will continue.
What was at stake?
Two seats on the board were at stake in this election. District D incumbent Randy Perlis fended off a challenge from local parent Brian Arnold, and newcomer Fisher ran unopposed for the seat left vacant by board president Jennifer Churchfield. Churchfield 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."
About the district
- See also: Cherry Creek School District, Colorado
Arapahoe County outperformed the rest of Colorado in terms of its average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Arapahoe County is $59,937 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Arapahoe County is 11.9% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 38.3% of Arapahoe 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.
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- The Villager, "Karen Fisher kicks off campaign for Cherry Creek School Board election," August 13, 2013
- The Villager, "Fisher announces candidacy for Cherry Creek Schools board," May 8, 2013
- Karen Fisher - Cherry Creek School Board, "About Karen Fisher," accessed October 8, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- Karen Fisher - Cherry Creek School Board, "Endorsements," accessed November 4, 2013
- Adam Goldstein, Aurora Sentinel, "Vote '13 - Cherry Creek School Board," October 14, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Arapahoe County, Colorado," accessed October 4, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Total Registered Voters By Party Affiliation and Status," accessed October 4, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014