St. Vrain Valley School District elections (2013)
Method of election
What was at stake?
St. Vrain Valley School District, Colorado
Four seats were originally scheduled to be on the ballot for St. Vrain Valley Board of Education on November 5, 2013. The school district canceled the election on September 4, 2013 due to a lack of opposition for the candidates who filed, which left incumbents Joie Siegrist and Debbie Lammers and newcomers John Ahrens and Paula Peairs as the default winners of the District A, B, D and F seats, respectively.
About the districtWeld County. The district serves students in 13 communities in Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld Counties. Longmont is home to 86,270 residents according to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Longmont outperformed the rest of Colorado in higher education achievement based on the 2010 U.S. Census. The average household income in Longmont was $56,278 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Longmont was 12.9% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 37.8% of Longmont residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% rate 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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
Method of board member selection
The St. Vrain Valley Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected by district to four-year terms. There was no primary election and the November 5, 2013 general election was canceled. Seats in Districts A, C, E and G will be up for election on November 3, 2015.
Prior to the cancellation, voters in Weld County were able to request mail ballots from the Elections Department until October 15.
- Joie Siegrist
- Debbie Lammers
No official endorsements were made in this election before it was canceled.
Information about earlier elections can be found by clicking [show] at the right.
What was at stake?
Incumbents Joie Siegrist and Debbie Lammers sought re-election to the board in 2013. Siegrist was appointed to the board in February 2012 and will serve the remainder of an unexpired two-year term. District D member Dori Van Lone and District F member Rod Schmidt were ineligible to run for additional terms 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." Newcomers John Ahrens and Paula Peairs were running to replace Van Lone and Schmidt. The election was canceled on September 4, 2013 as only four candidates filed to fill the four available seats.
The following dates were key deadlines for the St. Vrain Valley School District election in 2013:
|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 Weld 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. Weld County residents also cast ballots regarding whether or not Weld County and ten other northern Colorado counties should collaborate to pursue the creation of a 51st state separate from Colorado. Other local elections, such as for Greeley Mayor and City Council as well as the Aims Community College board, also appeared on the ballot.
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- Colorado school board elections focus on Amendment 66, school reform
- School board elections review: Voters opt for experience over new blood in nation's largest school districts
- School board election wrap-up: Incumbents re-elected overwhelmingly in November 5 elections
- St. Vrain Valley School District, Colorado
- Colorado 2013 ballot measures
- Weld County, Colorado ballot measures
- St. Vrain Valley School District, "Order of Cancellation," September 4, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts:Longmont, accessed October 25, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, “Voter Registration Numbers,” accessed October 25, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Weld County Clerk, "2013 Coordinated Election," accessed October 25, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate and Candidate Committee Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- Times-Call, "St. Vrain Valley School District likely to cancel school board election," August 26, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, "2013 Election Calendar," accessed July 8, 2013
- Analisa Romano, Greeley Tribune, "School tax measure, 51st state top election ballot," November 2, 2013