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Robert Reichardt
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Board Member, Littleton Public Schools, At-large
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Master'sUniversity of Maryland
Ph.D.Pardee RAND Graduate School
Personal
ProfessionResearcher and analyst
Websites
Campaign website
Robert Reichardt campaign logo
Robert Reichardt was a candidate for an at-large seat on the Littleton School Board in Colorado. He lost election to the board on November 5, 2013.

Biography

Reichardt has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a Doctorate in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He is married and has two daughters attending LPS elementary schools.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Littleton Public Schools elections (2013)

Opposition

Reichardt ran unsuccessfully against four fellow challengers for three at-large seats on November 5, 2013.

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

Funding

Reichardt reported $7,180.46 in contributions and $6,949.19 in expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State, which left his campaign with $231.27 on hand.[2]

Endorsements

Reichardt was endorsed by Denver radio talk show host, Mike Rosen.[3][4]

Campaign themes

Reichardt stated the following about his campaign priorities on his website:[5]

Littleton has a good school district, one of the top districts in the state. I want to help make our district excellent. How? Through leadership with a focus on high expectations, accountability, and collaboration.

LPS can be better. As a school board member, I will use the district's strategic plan to set high expectations for all students, set measurable goals for district activities, and link these goals to the resources invested to reach those goals. The key question for improvement is “Are we getting a high return on our investments?” I have the experience needed to make this strategy work. For the past several years I have been working on issues around school accountability and outcomes, particularly through my work as primary researcher on Colorado School Grades. I have also been measuring teacher/staff resource use in schools since the late 1990s.

High expectations and accountability without collaboration will not get LPS to the next level. The key to improving student outcomes is improving what occurs in classrooms. Collaboration is essential for improving what happens in classrooms. We have to work together with parents, our community, and the professionals working in our district to achieve excellence. Working together does not mean we always agree, or that we don’t push for change. But it does mean we treat each other with dignity and respect.

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.[6]

Demographics

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.[6]

Racial Demographics, 2012[6]
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[7]
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.[8]

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