David S. Gill
Gill resides in Adams County, Colorado. Gill earned a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Colorado. He began his career as a probation officer in Wyoming, and he currently serves as the supervisor of the Denver Adult Probation Department. From 2005 to 2009, Gill served on the Brighton City Council, but he was unable to run for a third term due to term limits.
|Brighton School District, District 6 General Election, 2-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Teresa R. Gallegos Incumbent||42%||4,761|
|Nonpartisan||David S. Gill||34.5%||3,907|
|Source: Adams County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report, 2013 Adams County Coordinated Election," November 19, 2013|
Gill reported no contributions but $849.01 in expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State, which left his campaign with $849.01 in debt.
Gill did not receive any official endorsements for his campaign.
In response to a candidate survey sent out by the school district, Gill provided the following campaign themes:
"Although Gill has been nominated for, or appointed to many prestigious committee’s or organizations, he is most proud of
being acknowledged by the City of Brighton as being one of the most transparent City Councilmen to have served the City. It is this transparency that Gill wishes to bring to 27J as a School Board member. Gill feels that the lack of transparency has hindered 27J over the years and it is in being truthful that will move 27J forward in addressing the financial needs of the District.
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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. 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." 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.
About the district
- See also: Brighton School District, Colorado
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.
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.
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- Board of Education 27J, "Register to Vote," accessed October 11, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate and Candidate Committee Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- The Standard Blade, "Polls close in Colorado; unofficial results from Nov. 5 election," November 7, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Adams County, Colorado," accessed October 2, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Total Registered Voters By Party Affiliation and Status," accessed October 2, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014