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Kevin Leung
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Candidate, Douglas County School Board, District D
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah
Master'sUniversity of Colorado-Denver
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner
Websites
Campaign website

Kevin Leung is a candidate running for the District D seat on the Douglas County School District Board of Education. He is unopposed for the election on November 5, 2013. In 2009, he was defeated by Dan Gerkin for the same seat.[1] Leung campaigns against increased budget cuts and fund balances, a return to the distinction rating for DCSD and against the district's school voucher program.[2]

Biography

Leung graduated with a B.S. from the University of Utah in 1990. He later earned a M.B.A. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado-Denver.[3] Leung served as a consultant to the U.S. Army during the First Gulf War and received a Certificate of Appreciation. He is currently an IT consultant and the owner of Magic Rabbit Carwash, Detail & Lube Co. Leung and his wife of 23 years, Shirley, currently reside in Castle Rock, Colorado.[4]

Elections

2013

Opposition

Kevin Leung is currently unopposed for the District D seat on the Douglas County School District Board of Education.

Funding

As of 7/22/13 no campaign donations or expenditures for Kevin Leung have been reported to the Colorado Secretary of State. He currently has $650.00 remaining from his 2009 campaign.[5]

Endorsements

Kevin Leung has not received any official endorsements for his 2013 campaign as of yet. In 2009, he received an endorsement from Douglas County Federation of Teachers.

2009

Leung first ran for the District D seat in 2009, but was defeated by current incumbent and Douglas County Republican Party endorsed candidate Dan Gerken. [6] The school board is officially non-partisan, however political endorsements impacted the campaign. The Douglas County Republican Party endorsed Gerken and fellow candidates John Carson, Meghann Silverthorn, and Doug Benevento, while the Douglas County Federation of Teachers and Classified Employees union endorsed Leung.[7]

Douglas County School District, District D, Coordinated Election, 2009
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngDan Gerken 59.5% 26,726
     Nonpartisan Kevin Leung 40.5% 18,209
Total Votes 44,935

Campaign themes

Leung's campaign website listed the following issues for his 2013 campaign:[8]

Maintain academic excellence

"I will work to ensure adequate resources are allocated to the school principals and to ensure more responsive communication with school accountability councils to improve their schools."

Improve financial management

"I will restore efficient use of taxpayers’ money to maximize educational opportunities, reduce class size and restore the lost instructional time in high schools, benefiting both charter and neighborhood schools’ students enrolled to DCSD high schools."

Improve employee morale

"DCSD should seek to attract and retain great employees who can excite and motivate students and work well with parents."

Project funding

"Increase funding for capital maintenance on charter, neighborhood, and alternative school properties."

Charter schools

"Create an advisory committee on charter schools to address charter schools’ concerns, and to promote cooperation between charter and neighborhood schools. I will strive to reform the District Accountability Committee so it will become a truly independent advisory committee that represents the diversity of our school district."

About the district

Douglas County School District is located in Douglas County, CO
Douglas County School District is located in Douglas County, Colorado. Douglas County is located between the cities of Denver and Colorado Springs. According to the 2010 US Census, Douglas County is home to 285,465 residents.[9] The county seat is Castle Rock, named after a notable nearby butte. The district lies on the Colorado Piedmont and features woodlands and mesas.

Demographics

Douglas County outperforms the rest of Colorado based on average household income, poverty rate and graduation rates in 2011. The average household income in Douglas County was $101,193 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Douglas County was 3.5% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 54.6% of Douglas County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% in Colorado.[10]


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