Poudre School District elections (2013)

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2013 Poudre School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional measures
External links
References
See also
Colorado
Poudre School District, Colorado
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Three seats were up for election on the Poudre Board of Education. Seats in District C, D and E were on the ballot on November 5, 2013. David Trask defeated Mel Hilgenberg for the District C seat, while incumbent Christophe Febvre and newcomer Nicholas Holian ran unopposed and won the District D and E seats, respectively.

About the district

See also: Poudre School District, Colorado
Poudre School District is located in Larimer County, CO
Poudre School District is based in Fort Collins and serves students in nearby communities including LaPorte, Red Feather, Stove Prairie and Wellington. Fort Collins is the county seat of Larimer County in northern Colorado. According to the 2010 US Census, Fort Collins is home to 143,986 residents.[1]

Demographics

Fort Collins outperformed the rest of Colorado in higher education achievement while lagging behind state rates for median income and poverty in 2010. The average household income in Fort Collins was $51,446 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Fort Collins was 17.2% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 51.5% of Fort Collins residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% in Colorado.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2010[1]
Race Fort Collins (%) Colorado (%)
White 89 81.3
Black or African American 1.2 4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 1.1
Asian 2.9 2.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 3.1 3.4
Hispanic or Latino 10.1 20.7

Party Affiliation, 2013[2]
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, 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 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[3]

Method of board member selection

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The Poudre Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected by district to four-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Seats in Districts A, B, F and G will be up for election on November 3, 2015.

Candidates in Poudre School District had to file nominating petitions containing at least 50 valid signatures with the Larimer County Clerk by August 30, 2013 in order to qualify for the ballot. State law requires candidates to submit disclosures of contributions and expenditures to comply with the Fair Campaign Practices Act on October 15, November 1 and December 5.[4]

Voters in Larimer County were able to request mail ballots from the Elections Department by October 15. These ballots were sent out to registered voters who submitted requests by the deadline starting on October 15. Mailed ballots could be dropped off at ten approved locations throughout Larimer County by 7:00pm local time on November 5. Voters could also mail their ballots back to the County Clerk though ballots must arrive by November 5.[5]


Elections

2013

Candidates

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  • David Trask
    • Graduate, University of Nebraska
    • Retired educator

  • Christophe Febvre
    • Incumbent
    • Graduate, University of Colorado
    • Co-founder, DGCD, Inc.

Election results

Poudre School District, District C General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Trask 64.9% 22,282
     Nonpartisan Mel Hilgenberg 35.1% 12,058
Total Votes 34,340
Source: Larimer County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013


Poudre School District, District D General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngChristophe Febvre 100% 27,051
Total Votes 27,051
Source: Larimer County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013


Poudre School District, District E General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngNicholas Holian 100% 26,465
Total Votes 26,465
Source: Larimer County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $6,375.00 and spent a total of $5,643.42 during the election, according to the Colorado Secretary of State.[6]

In District C, candidates received a total of $6,125.00 and spent a total of $5,583.73.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Mel Hilgenberg $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
David Trask $6,125.00 $5,583.73 $541.27

In District D, candidates received a total of $250.00 and spent a total of $59.69.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Christophe Febvre $250.00 $59.69 $190.31

In District E, there were no contributions or expenditures during the election.

Past elections

What was at stake?

Incumbent Jim Hayes did not file for re-election in District C, leaving challengers Mel Hilgenberg and David Trask to compete with one another for the seat. Christophe Febvre ran for re-election in District D without opposition. Nicholas Holian ran unopposed for the District E seat formerly held by Patrick Albright, who did not file for the 2013 election.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Poudre School District election in 2013:[7]

Deadline Event
August 7, 2013 Last day for nominating petitions to be made available to candidates.
August 30, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions.
September 3, 2013 Last day to file as a write-in candidate.
October 15, 2013 Candidates must file first Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures.
October 15, 2013 First day ballots are mailed to registered voters in Larimer County.
November 1, 2013 Candidates must file second Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures.
November 5, 2013 General election and last day for voters to submit mailed ballots at ballot drop-off locations.
November 22, 2013 Certification of general election votes.
December 5, 2013 Candidates must file third Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures.

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with two statewide measures. Voters decided on a ballot measure dealing with excise taxes and sales taxes on marijuana sales in Colorado, which passed. They also voted to reject Amendment 66, which was an initiated constitutional amendment to raise the state's income tax in order to increase state funding for public school districts. Residents of Fort Collins also voted on a local initiative that proposed a five-year ban on hydraulic fracturing, which was approved. The ballot included seven countywide ballot issues including Issue 1A, which authorized the use of existing revenue from an expired tax to renovate administrative buildings.[8]

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