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Jack Reutzel
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Board Member, Littleton Public Schools, At-large
Incumbent
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Education
Master'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
J.D.University of Denver
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Campaign website
Jack Reutzel campaign logo
Jack Reutzel is an at-large member of the Littleton School Board in Colorado. He won election against four fellow challengers on November 5, 2013.

Biography

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.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Littleton Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Reutzel, Kelly Perez and Carrie Warren-Gully defeated two fellow newcomers on November 5, 2013.

Results

Littleton Public Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngCarrie Warren-Gully 21.3% 13,750
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Perez 20.2% 13,069
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngJack Reutzel 19.6% 12,674
     Nonpartisan Dallas Jones 19.5% 12,606
     Nonpartisan Robert Reichardt 19.5% 12,601
Total Votes 64,700
Source: Arapahoe County, Colorado, "2013 Coordinated Election," November 22, 2013

Funding

Reutzel reported $1,702.00 in contributions and $1,072.00 in expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State, which left his campaign with no cash on hand.[2]

Endorsements

Reutzel was endorsed by Denver radio talk show host, Mike Rosen.[3]

Campaign themes

Reutzel stated the following about his campaign priorities on his website:[4]

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
Littleton Public Schools is located in Arapahoe County, Colorado
Littleton Public Schools is located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. The county seat of Arapahoe County is Littleton, Colorado. According to the 2010 US Census, Arapahoe County is home to 595,546 residents.[5]

Demographics

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.[5]

Racial Demographics, 2012[5]
Race Arapahoe County (%) State (%)
White 79.1 88.1
Black or African American 10.7 4.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1 1.6
Asian 5.3 3.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.2
Two or More Races 3.6 2.8
Hispanic or Latino 18.6 21.0

Party Affiliation, 2013[6]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Unaffiliated 130,181 34.46
Democratic 127,697 33.80
Republican 115,930 30.69
Libertarian 2,567 0.68
Green 735 0.19
American Constitution 648 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.[7]

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