Carl Langner

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Carl Langner
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Thompson Board of Education, District F
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
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Carl Langner currently represents District F on the Thompson Board of Education in Colorado. He won election to the board against challenger Gerald Lauer on November 5, 2013.


Langner worked as an engineer with Shell Oil prior to his retirement in 2008. He and his wife, Ann, have two children and four grandchildren.[1]



See also: Thompson School District elections (2013)


Langner sought election to the board against fellow challenger Gerald Lauer on November 5, 2013.

Election results

Thompson Board of Education, District F General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Langner 52.5% 15,398
     Nonpartisan Gerald Lauer 47.5% 13,948
Total Votes 29,346
Source: Larimer County, Colorado "Election Summary Report," November 19, 2013


Langner reported $9,609.99 in contributions and $8,617.44 in expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State, which left his campaign with $992.55 on hand.[2]


Langner earned the endorsement of Liberty Watch Colorado in the 2013 election.[3]

Campaign themes


Langner's campaign website listed the following themes for 2013:[4]

Student achievement

"Let's improve student achievement by enabling more local control. Let's make it possible for our teachers to innovate within child-centered classes. Let's prioritize spending on the classrooms and the teachers."

Graduation rates

"Graduation rates are on the decline in Thompson School District compared to other schools in the region. Let's find a way to promote dual tracks - one towards college and the other towards vocational training. Let's give students of all inclinations a path to success."

Fiscal responsibility

"Families in the district are hardworking and are all still feeling the pinch of the slow economic recovery. Let's find ways to improve upon the efficient and responsible use of tax dollars in the district. Our kids, teachers, parents and business owners deserve it!"

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

What was at stake?

Incumbent Jeff Berg competed with challengers Kathleen D. Hatanaka and Donna Rice to fill an unexpired two-year term in District A. Berg was appointed to the seat in August 2012 to replace Lola Johnson. Challenger Bryce Carlson faced incumbent Janice Marchman for the District B seat. Board members Sharon Olson (District E) and Leonard Sherman (District F) did not file for re-election. The District E race featured newcomers Rocci Bryan and Lori Hvizda Ward. Langner and Gerald Lauer who ran for the open seat in District F.[5]

About the district

See also: Thompson School District, Colorado
Thompson School District is located in Larimer County, CO
Thompson School District is based out of Loveland, Colorado in Larimer County. The district serves students in Loveland, Berthoud and Fort Collins as well as sections of Boulder and Weld Counties. According to the 2010 US Census, Larimer County is home to 299,630 residents.[6]


Larimer County outperformed the rest of Colorado in higher education achievement while lagging behind state rates for median income and poverty. The average household income in Larimer County was $57,215 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Larimer County was 13.4% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 43.1% of Larimer County residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% in Colorado.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
Race Larimer County (%) Colorado (%)
White 93.5 88.1
Black or African American 1 4.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 1 1.6
Asian 2.1 3.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.2
Two or More Races 2.3 2.8
Hispanic or Latino 10.8 21.0

Party Affiliation, 2013[7]
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

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