|Pueblo City Board of Education, At-large|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
|High school||Centennial High School|
Sanchez graduated from Centennial High School in 1976. She is the founder and CEO of Senior Care Systems of Colorado, Inc., which operates two senior care centers in Pueblo. Sanchez serves on the Parkview Medical Center Board and the Pueblo Zoological Society Board. She and her husband have one adult child.
- See also: Pueblo City Schools elections (2013)
|Pueblo City Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Phyllis Sanchez Incumbent||30.8%||13,559|
|Source: Pueblo County, Colorado "2013 Coordinated Election," November 20, 2013|
Sanchez did not receive any endorsements in the 2013 campaign.
Sanchez first won election to the board on November 3, 2009 by placing second out of three candidates for two available seats.
|Pueblo City Board of Education, At-large, November 3, 2009|
|Source: Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder|
What was at stake?
Incumbent Phyllis Sanchez sought re-election to the board. Fellow member Stephanie Garcia was ineligible to run for another term 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." Sanchez was challenged by Patty Milner, Frances Montgomery and Anita Stapleton for two available seats.
About the district
- See also: Pueblo City Schools, Colorado
Pueblo lagged behind state rates for median income, poverty and higher education achievement in 2010. The average household income in Pueblo was $34,750 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Pueblo was 22% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 19% of Pueblo residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to 36.3% in Colorado.
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