Brighton School District elections (2013)

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2013 Brighton 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 elections
External links
References
See also
Colorado
Brighton School District
Adams County, Colorado ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Colorado
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Five seats on the school board for Brighton School District were up for general election on November 5, 2013. Incumbent Patrick D. Day defeated Cassandra L. Barker-Carr for the District 5 seat, while incumbent Teresa R. Gallegos won the District 6 seat by overcoming Stanley Hiller, Luis Mella and David S. Gill. Newcomer Michael K. Landwehr and incumbent Gregory Piotraschke ran unopposed and won the District 4 and 7 seats, respectively. No candidates filed before the deadline for the District 2 seat, but Rick Doucet ran a successful write-in campaign to win the seat.

About the district

See also: Brighton School District, Colorado
Brighton School District is located in Adams County, Colorado
Brighton School District 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.[1]

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.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
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[2]
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 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.[3]

Method of board member selection

The Brighton School Board consists of seven members, all of whom are elected at-large by the district as a whole, but to different geographic district seats. Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 seats carry four-year terms, while Districts 6 and 7 seats carry two-year terms.[4] There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Five seats were on the ballot in 2013, and four seats will be on the ballot in 2015.[5]

Individuals interested in running for the board began circulating nominating petitions on August 7, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the 2013 general election was August 30, and the filing deadline to serve as a write-in candidate was September 3.[6]

Elections

2013

Candidates

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No candidates filed for this election.

  • David S. Gill
    • Graduate, University of Colorado
    • Supervisor, Denver Adult Probation Department

Election results

Brighton School District, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngRick Doucet 100% 1,485
Total Votes 1,485
Source: Adams County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report, 2013 Adams County Coordinated Election," November 19, 2013

Note:Rick Doucet won as a write-in candidate.


Brighton School District, District 4 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngMichael K. Landwehr 100% 9,125
Total Votes 9,125
Source: Adams County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report, 2013 Adams County Coordinated Election," November 19, 2013


Brighton School District, District 5 General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick D. Day Incumbent 55.1% 6,201
     Nonpartisan Cassandra L. Barker-Carr 44.9% 5,053
Total Votes 11,254
Source: Adams County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report, 2013 Adams County Coordinated Election," November 19, 2013


Brighton School District, District 6 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTeresa R. Gallegos Incumbent 42% 4,761
     Nonpartisan David S. Gill 34.5% 3,907
     Nonpartisan Stanley Hiller 17.2% 1,946
     Nonpartisan Luis Mella 6.4% 726
Total Votes 11,340
Source: Adams County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report, 2013 Adams County Coordinated Election," November 19, 2013


Brighton School District, District 7 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngGregory Piotraschke Incumbent 100% 8,618
Total Votes 8,618
Source: Adams County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report, 2013 Adams County Coordinated Election," November 19, 2013

Endorsements

No official endorsements were made in this election.

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $576.05 and spent a total of $1,619.64 during the election, according to the Colorado Secretary of State.[7]

In the District 2 race, no contributions or expenditures were reported during the election.

In the District 4 race, no contributions or expenditures were reported during the election.

In the District 5 race, candidates received a total of $0.00 and spent a total of 194.58.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Patrick D. Day $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Cassandra L. Barker-Carr $0.00 $194.58 -$194.58

In the District 6 race, candidates received a total of $576.05 and spent a total of 1,425.06.

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Teresa R. Gallegos $576.05 $576.05 $0.00
David S. Gill $0.00 $849.01 -$849.01
Stanley Hiller $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Luis Mella $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

In the District 7 race, no contributions or expenditures were reported during the election.

Past elections

What was at stake?

Five seats on the board were at stake in this election. District 2 incumbent Kristi Crisman did not file for re-election, but no other candidates filed for the vacant seat either, which left it open to a write-in candidate. Rick Doucet ran a write-in campaign and won the seat.[8] District 4 incumbent Joan Kniss was ineligible to run for another term because of Amendment 17 to the Colorado Constitution, which states that no "elected official of any...school district....shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office."[4] Newcomer Michael K. Landwehr ran unopposed for the open seat. Districts 5 and 6 incumbents Patrick D. Day and Teresa R. Gallegos faced a total of four challengers, while District 7 incumbent Gregory Piotraschke also ran unopposed for re-election.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Brighton School District election in 2013:[6]

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
November 1, 2013 Candidates must file second Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures
November 5, 2013 General election
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.

See also

External links

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