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Littleton Public Schools elections (2013)

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2013 Littleton Public
Schools Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
Elections
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional measures
External links
References
See also
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Littleton Public Schools
Arapahoe County, Colorado ballot measures
Local ballot measures, Colorado
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Three seats on the school board for Littleton Public Schools were up for general election on November 5, 2013. Kelly Perez, Jack Reutzel and Carrie Warren-Gully defeated Dallas Jones and Robert Reichardt to win the three at-large seats.

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.[1]

Demographics

Arapahoe County outperformed the rest of Colorado in terms of its average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2010. The median household income in Arapahoe County was $59,937 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Arapahoe County was 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.[1]

Method of board member selection

The Littleton Public School Board consists of five members, all of whom are elected at-large to four-year terms. There was no primary election and the general election was held on November 5, 2013. Three seats were on the ballot in 2013, and two seats will be on the ballot in 2015.[3]

Individuals interested in running for the board began circulating nominating petitions on August 7, 2013. The filing deadline for school board candidates to get on the ballot in the 2013 general election was August 30, and the filing deadline to serve as a write-in candidate was September 3.[4]

Elections

2013

Candidates

  • Dallas Jones
    • Graduate, University of Wyoming, Georgia Tech
    • Stay-at-home dad
  • Kelly Perez
    • Graduate, Florida Atlantic University
    • Small business owner
  • Robert Reichardt
    • Graduate, University of Maryland, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    • Researcher and analyst
  • Jack Reutzel
    • Graduate, University of Pennsylvania, University of Denver
    • Attorney, Denver law firm
  • Carrie Warren-Gully
    • Non-profit organization management professional

Election 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

Campaign finance

Candidates received a total of $19,680.46 and spent a total of $19,449.19 during the election, according to the Colorado Secretary of State.[5]

Candidate Contributions Expenditures Cash on hand
Dallas Jones $1,815.00 $1,815.00 $0.00
Kelly Perez $3,928.50 $3,928.50 $0.00
Robert Reichardt $7,180.46 $6,949.19 $231.27
Jack Reutzel $1,702.00 $1,702.00 $0.00
Carrie Warren-Gully $5,054.50 $5,054.50 $0.00

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.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the Littleton Public Schools election in 2013:[4]

Deadline Event
August 7, 2013 Last day for nominating petitions to be made available to candidates
August 30, 2013 Last day to file nominating petitions
September 3, 2013 Last day to file as a write-in candidate
October 15, 2013 Candidates must file first Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures
November 1, 2013 Candidates must file second Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures
November 5, 2013 General election
December 5, 2013 Candidates must file third Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures

Additional elections on the ballot

This election shared the ballot with two statewide measures. Voters decided on a ballot measure dealing with excise taxes and sales taxes on marijuana sales in Colorado, which passed. They also voted to reject Amendment 66, which was an initiated constitutional amendment to raise the state's income tax in order to increase state funding for public school districts.

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