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|Former candidate for|
|Aurora Public Schools Board of Education, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|High school||Eagle-crest High School|
|Profession||Youth intervention specialist|
Armstrong graduated from Eagle-crest High School and later attended Colorado State University. He worked as a special education teacher at Grandview High School for seven years. Armstrong currently works as a youth intervention specialist at Overland High School in the Cherry Creek School District.
- See also: Aurora Public Schools elections (2013)
|Aurora Public Schools Board of Education, At-large, November 5, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||JulieMarie Shepherd Incumbent||22.5%||16,466|
|Source: Adams County Elections, "2013 Coordinated Election," November 27, 2013, Arapahoe County Elections, "2013 Coordinated Election," November 22, 2013|
The Aurora Sentinel endorsed Armstrong on October 24, 2013.
In an interview with The Denver Post, Armstrong explained his reasons for running in 2013:
|“||I want my (students) to be in a school district that will serve them a high-quality education and provide for their future...One way we can do that is an emphasis on early childhood education. The earlier we teach them to love learning, the longer they stay in the school system.||”|
What was at stake?
JulieMarie Shepherd was the only incumbent to seek re-election in the 2013 election. Board members Jane Barber, Jeanette Carmany and Matthew Cook were ineligible to run for third terms because of Amendment 17 to the Colorado Constitution, which says that no "elected official of any...school district....shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office."
About the district
- See also: Aurora Public Schools, Colorado
Aurora lagged behind the rest of Colorado in median income, poverty rate and higher education achievement according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The average household income in Aurora was $50,468 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Aurora was 16.5% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 26.1% of Aurora residents aged 25 years and older earned a Bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% rate in Colorado.
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. This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.
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- Denver Post, "Five vie for seats on Aurora Public Schools Board of Education," October 8, 2013
- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- Aurora Sentinel, "EDITORIAL: Sentinel choices for school board: Cherry Creek: Perlis; APS: Nelson, Armstrong, Shepherd and Drevon," October 24, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Aurora, accessed: November 18, 2013
- Colorado Secretary of State, “Voter Registration Numbers,” Accessed October 24, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014