|Board Member, Littleton Public Schools, At-large|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November, 2017|
|Master's||University of Pennsylvania|
|J.D.||University of Denver|
Reutzel has his law degree from the University of Denver and his Master's degree in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an attorney at a Denver law firm. He and his wife, Karen, have two children.
|Littleton Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Source: Arapahoe County, Colorado, "2013 Coordinated Election," November 22, 2013|
Reutzel was endorsed by Denver radio talk show host, Mike Rosen.
Reutzel stated the following about his campaign priorities on his website:
A parent. My wife Karen and I have raised two kids through the LPS system. Our son graduated from Littleton High School and is now at CU and our daughter is a sophomore at Heritage High School. I have seen first hand the benefits of great teachers in the classrooms and have witnessed the camaraderie created through extra-curricular activities within LPS.
Involved in LPS. I have served on various committees within LPS for 10 years, serving on school accountability committees, Principal search committees and the Littleton Council on Educator Effectiveness.
An advocate for kids. I support all activities that encourage creativity, problem solving and team work. I have been a coach of girls' lacrosse, boys' baseball and basketball. I support TSA, Destination Imagination, athletics, music, theatre and the arts.
Objective, hard working and a decision maker. As an attorney for the past 26 years I have sharpened my analytical skills and negotiation abilities to move complex projects to successful outcomes.
Honest enough to admit what I don’t know and will ask the tough questions to make sure my understanding is complete before I vote.
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Three seats on the Littleton Public School Board were up for election. Current board members, Board President Bob Colwell, Board Treasurer Renée Howell and Board Assistant Secretary Sue Chandler finished their second four-year terms on the Board and could not run again due to term limits. As a result, all three members elected to the board were new.
About the district
- See also: Littleton Public Schools, Colorado
Arapahoe County outperformed the rest of Colorado in terms of its average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Arapahoe County is $59,937 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Arapahoe County is 11.9% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 38.3% of Arapahoe 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.
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- Jack Reutzel for School Board, "Experience," accessed October 31, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- Facebook, "Mike Rosen," accessed October 31, 2013
- Jack Reutzel for School Board, "Meet Jack," accessed October 31, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Arapahoe County, Colorado," accessed October 4, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Total Registered Voters By Party Affiliation and Status," accessed October 4, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014