|Former candidate for|
|Board Member, Greeley-Evans School District 6, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
Mahan resides in Greeley, Colorado. Mahan began his career as a store manager for Blockbuster from 1995 to 2000, leaving that position to serve as the Operations Supervisor of Affluent Operations at OppenheimerFunds. In 2009, he left OppenheimerFunds to start his own leadership and executive coaching business, RT Leadership, which he still owns and operates. Mahan joined BBA Solutions in 2010 as an area operations manager.
Mahan, Paleri Mann, Donna Downey and Ron Brecheisen lost to Roger Alan DeWitt, Rhonda Solis, Steve Hall, and John Haefeli in their attempt to win one of four at-large seats in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Greeley-Evans School District 6, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Roger Alan DeWitt Incumbent||13.6%||9,773|
|Nonpartisan||Paleri Mann Incumbent||8.5%||6,142|
|Source: Weld County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report, 2013 Weld County Coordinated Election," November 15, 2013|
Mahan did not receive any endorsements for his 2013 campaign.
In an interview with the Greeley Tribune, Mahan stated that his primary concerns were closing the divide between teachers and district administrators, creating a strategic plan for the district, embracing diversity and confronting low test scores instead of avoiding the issue. On his campaign website, Mahan stated that he did not support Amendment 66 because, "Anything we add to our state constitution should be clear and sensible. 66 is neither and just a way around TABOR without a guarantee that the funds would go to the schools."
What was at stake?
Four seats on the board were at stake in this election. Two incumbents, Roger Alan DeWitt and Paleri Mann, filed for re-election while fellow incumbents Scott Rankin and Linda J. Trimberger decided not to run. They competed with six challengers in Donna Downey, Rhonda Solis, Steve Hall, Ron Brecheisen, John Haefeli and Logan Mahan for the four open seats. Downey, Hall, Brecheisen and Mahan decided to run as "The Fab Four" slate due to their shared conservative positions on issues, such as Amendment 66.
Amendment 66 was an initiated constitutional amendment on the Colorado ballot that would have raised the state's income tax in order to increase state funding for public school districts. The Colorado Legislative Council estimated that the current state funding of approximately $5.5 billion would rise by $915 million if the measure had passed, which it did not. This issue divided the candidates, with Roger Alan DeWitt, Paleri Mann, Rhonda Solis and John Haefeli in support of the measure and Ron Brecheisen, Donna Downey, Steve Hall and Logan Mahan opposing it.
About the districtWeld County, Colorado. The county seat of Weld County is Greeley, Colorado. According to the 2010 US Census, Weld County is home to 263,691 residents.
Weld County underperformed the rest of Colorado based on average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Weld County was $55,825 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Weld County was 13.8% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 25.6% of Weld County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% 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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- Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
- Sherrie Peif, Greeley Tribune, "Eighth candidate announces bid for Greeley-Evans District 6 school board," September 6, 2013
- Facebook, "Logan Mahan Candidate for Weld County - D6 School Board," accessed October 7, 2013
- Sherrie Peif, Greeley Tribune, "Greeley-Evans District 6 school board election draws slate of candidates dubbed ‘Fab Four’," October 16, 2013
- Legislative Council Staff, Education Policy Center, "Table 1," accessed October 7, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014