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Kelly Perez
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Board Member, Littleton Public Schools, At-large
Term ends
November 2017
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFlorida Atlantic University
ProfessionSmall business owner
Campaign website
Kelly Perez is an at-large member of the Littleton School Board in Colorado. She won election against four fellow challengers on November 5, 2013.


Perez graduated from Florida Atlantic University with double B.A. degrees in Public Administration and Public Affairs. Currently, she is a small business owner and a part-time educational consultant. She is married with five children.[1]



See also: Littleton Public Schools elections (2013)


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


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


Perez reported $3,928.50 in contributions and $3,928.50 in expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State, which left her campaign with no cash on hand.[2]


Perez was endorsed by several leaders in local education and government, including Arapahoe H.S. Principal, Ron Booth and Centennial Council Member, Keith Gardener.[3]

Campaign themes

Perez stated the following about her campaign priorities on her website:[4]

"I believe that every child in LPS has the right to a high quality, well-rounded, and complete education that will serve as a solid foundation for them as they go forward in life. To do this I believe that we must continue to support our school district, our teachers and most importantly our students; a path which my history has shown consistent support for."

"The role of everyone who works in LPS is to ensure our students get the best education possible. A lot can go on at the district level, but the arena where the true differences are made is in the classroom, with our teachers. It is crucial that we support our teachers and give them the means to succeed in the classroom."

"The motivation for my work is, and always has been, to ensure that our kids get the best education they can get so when the time comes for them to embark on their own journey into the world, they are armed with an education that makes their dreams, aspirations, and hopes within reach. My motivation is unwavering and indefatigable and it is this motivation that fuels my desire to be your school board representative."

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]


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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[7] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.

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