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Lori Hvizda Ward

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Lori Hvizda Ward
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Thompson Board of Education, District E
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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Lori Hvizda Ward currently represents District E seat on the Thompson Board of Education in Colorado. She won election to the board against challenger Rocci Bryan on November 5, 2013.


Ward is currently a PTA president as well as a member of the District Budget Proposal Team. She has three students currently attending district schools.[1]



See also: Thompson School District elections (2013)

Ward sought election to the board against fellow challenger Rocci Bryan on November 5, 2013.

Election results

Thompson Board of Education, District E General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngLori Hvizda Ward 52.2% 15,299
     Nonpartisan Rocci Bryan 47.8% 14,012
Total Votes 29,311
Source: Larimer County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013 (dead link)


Ward reported $3,762.92 in contributions and $2,606.41 in expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State, which left her campaign with $1,156.51 on hand.[2]


Ward earned the endorsement of Boulder Weekly during the 2013 election.[3]

Campaign themes


Ward's campaign website listed the following issues for 2013:[1]

I will work to:

  • Ensure our schools prepare our children to succeed in college or career
  • Provide a supportive and rewarding environment to attract and retain the most talented teachers
  • Enhance communication and transparency to build trust and engagement among the school district , families, and the community

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

What was at stake?

Incumbent Jeff Berg competed with challengers Kathleen D. Hatanaka and Donna Rice to fill an unexpired two-year term in District A. Berg was appointed to the seat in August 2012 to replace Lola Johnson. Challenger Bryce Carlson faced incumbent Janice Marchman for the District B seat. Board members Sharon Olson (District E) and Leonard Sherman (District F) did not file for re-election. The District E race featured newcomers Ward and Rocci Bryan. Carl Langner and Gerald Lauer who ran for the open seat in District F.[4]

About the district

See also: Thompson School District, Colorado
Thompson School District is located in Larimer County, CO
Thompson School District is based out of Loveland, Colorado in Larimer County. The district serves students in Loveland, Berthoud and Fort Collins as well as sections of Boulder and Weld Counties. According to the 2010 US Census, Larimer County is home to 299,630 residents.[5]


Larimer County outperformed the rest of Colorado in higher education achievement while lagging behind state rates for median income and poverty. The average household income in Larimer County was $57,215 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Larimer County was 13.4% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 43.1% of Larimer County residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% in Colorado.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Larimer County (%) Colorado (%)
White 93.5 88.1
Black or African American 1 4.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 1 1.6
Asian 2.1 3.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.2
Two or More Races 2.3 2.8
Hispanic or Latino 10.8 21.0

Party Affiliation, 2013[6]
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 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 Ward for School Board, "Main," accessed October 23, 2013 (timed out)
  2. Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
  3. Boulder Weekly, "Election Guide 2013: Full list of Boulder Weekly endorsements," October 17, 2013
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named DistrictA
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts:Larimer County, accessed October 23, 2013
  6. Colorado Secretary of State, “Voter Registration Numbers,” accessed October 23, 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.