Lori Hvizda Ward
|Lori Hvizda Ward|
|Thompson Board of Education, District E|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||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.
Ward sought election to the board against fellow challenger Rocci Bryan on November 5, 2013.
|Thompson Board of Education, District E General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Lori Hvizda Ward||52.2%||15,299|
|Source: Larimer County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013|
Ward earned the endorsement of Boulder Weekly during the 2013 election.
Ward's campaign website listed the following issues for 2013:
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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.
About the district
- See also: Thompson School District, Colorado
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.
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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- Ward for School Board, "Main," accessed October 23, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- Boulder Weekly, "Election Guide 2013: Full list of Boulder Weekly endorsements," October 17, 2013
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- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts:Larimer County, accessed October 23, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, “Voter Registration Numbers,” Accessed October 23, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014