David Elliott

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David Elliott
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Board Member, Adams 12 Five Star Schools, District 3
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
David Elliott was a candidate for the District 3 seat on the Adams 12 Five Star School Board in Colorado. He lost election to the board on November 5, 2013.

Elections

2013

See also: Adams 12 Five Star Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Elliott and fellow newcomers Debbie Christensen and Joshua Bastian lost to Kathy Plomer for the District 3 seat on the Adams 12 school board up for election on November 5, 2013.

Results

Adams 12 Five Star Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Plomer 38% 11,361
     Nonpartisan Debbie Christensen 37.9% 11,333
     Nonpartisan David Elliott 14% 4,183
     Nonpartisan Joshua Bastian 10% 2,993
Total Votes 29,870
Source: Adams County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013

Funding

Elliott reported $0.00 in contributions and $81.42 in expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State, which left his campaign with $81.42 in debt.[1]

Endorsements

Elliott did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.

Campaign themes

In response to a candidate survey, Elliott provided the following goal of his campaign:[2]

"One goal is to ensure that our children continue to receive a quality education, another goal is to see more dollars from the state budget sent to education, specifically for the Adams 12 school district."

In the same survey, Elliott also stated that the following was the largest issue confronting the school district:[2]

"I believe the top issue in 5 years will be the budget. Education is expensive and we need to invest in our children's future (they are the next generation of leaders). One way to do this is to receive more grant money from the federal and state programs. We could also ask the state legislature to increase our budget in upcoming years."

What was at stake?

Two seats on the board were at stake in this election. Incumbent Rico Figueroa ran unopposed to keep his District 4 seat after challenger Amy Speers was deemed ineligible to run due to her residency outside of the district, while in District 3, the retirement of current board member Dr. Frederick J. Schaefer left the seat open to newcomers Joshua Bastian, Debbie Christensen, David Elliott and Kathy Plomer.[3] On November 5, the Colorado Secretary of State issued a rule stating that votes for disqualified candidates cannot be reported, which includes Speers.[4]

About the district

See also: Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Colorado
Adams 12 Five Star Schools is located in Adams County, Colorado
Adams 12 Five Star Schools is located in Adams County, Colorado. The county seat of Adams County is Brighton, Colorado. According to the 2010 US Census, Adams County is home to 459,598 residents.[5]

Demographics

Adams County underperformed the rest of Colorado in terms of its average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Adams County is $56,089 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Adams County is 14.0% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 20.7% of Adams County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% in Colorado as a whole.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Adams County (%) State (%)
White 87.4 88.1
Black or African American 3.5 4.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.2 1.6
Asian 3.9 3.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.2
Two or More Races 2.8 2.8
Hispanic or Latino 38.4 21.0

Party Affiliation, 2013[6]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Unaffiliated 96,016 37.65
Democratic 91,925 36.04
Republican 64,406 25.25
Libertarian 1,665 0.65
American Constitution 599 0.23
Green 440 0.18

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.[7]

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