Patty Milner

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Patty Milner
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Pueblo City Board of Education, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSterling College
Master'sUniversity of Colorado-Denver
Ph.D.University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Personal
ProfessionUniversity administrator
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Patty Milner is an at-large member of the Pueblo City Board of Education in Colorado. She won election to the board against three other candidates on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Milner earned a B.A. in Communications from Sterling College in 1999. She later earned a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado-Denver in 2005. Milner also holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She worked for seven years as the assessment and training director at Boys & Girls Club of Pueblo County. Milner currently works as a program manager for the External Degree and Independent Study Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Pueblo City Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Milner and incumbent Phyllis Sanchez won election to the board against challengers Frances Montgomery and Anita Stapleton on November 5, 2013.

Results

Pueblo City Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPhyllis Sanchez Incumbent 30.8% 13,559
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPatty Milner 27.5% 12,110
     Nonpartisan Anita Stapleton 23.2% 10,247
     Nonpartisan Frances Montgomery 18.5% 8,161
Total Votes 44,077
Source: Pueblo County, Colorado, "2013 Coordinated Election," November 20, 2013

Funding

Milner reported $12,968.00 in contributions and $10,226.41 in expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State, which left her campaign with $2,741.59 on hand.[2]

Endorsements

Milner did not receive any endorsements in the 2013 campaign.

Campaign themes

2013

Milner explained her reasons for running in 2013 on her campaign's Facebook page:[3]

“All of Pueblo’s children should have access to high quality educational opportunities. I want to ensure that Pueblo City Schools is creating these kinds of opportunities for all students.

Patty believes in the potential of Pueblo because of her first-hand experience with families and children as a teacher, youth development professional and higher education administrator.

She recognizes that our local schools face many challenges, which need to be addressed with “creative and thoughtful leadership, a commitment to data-driven decision making, and engagement from the larger community.”

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


What was at stake?

Incumbent Phyllis Sanchez sought re-election to the board. Fellow member Stephanie Garcia was ineligible to run for another term 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." Sanchez was challenged by Patty Milner, Frances Montgomery and Anita Stapleton for two available seats.

About the district

See also: Pueblo City Schools, Colorado
Pueblo City Schools is located in Pueblo County, CO
Pueblo City Schools serves students in Pueblo, the county seat of Pueblo County, Colorado. According to the 2010 US Census, Pueblo is home to 106,595 residents.[4]

Demographics

Pueblo lagged behind state rates for median income, poverty and higher education achievement in 2010. The average household income in Pueblo was $34,750 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Pueblo was 22% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 19% of Pueblo residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% in Colorado.[4]

Racial Demographics, 2010[4]
Race Pueblo (%) Colorado (%)
White 75.2 81.3
Black or African American 2.5 4
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.2 1.1
Asian 0.8 2.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 4.1 3.4
Hispanic or Latino 49.8 20.7

Party Affiliation, 2013[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 38,133 46.9
Unaffiliated 21,396 26.3
Republican 21,182 26
Libertarian 344 0.4
American Constitution 195 0.2
Green 131 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.[6]

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