St. Vrain Valley School District elections (2013)

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2013 St. Vrain Valley School District Elections

General Election date:
November 5, 2013
Table of Contents
About the district
Method of election
What was at stake?
Key deadlines
Additional elections
External links
See also
St. Vrain Valley School District, Colorado
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Four seats were originally scheduled to be on the ballot for St. Vrain Valley Board of Education on November 5, 2013. The school district canceled the election on September 4, 2013 due to a lack of opposition for the candidates who filed, which left incumbents Joie Siegrist and Debbie Lammers and newcomers John Ahrens and Paula Peairs as the default winners of the District A, B, D and F seats, respectively.[1]

About the district

See also: St. Vrain Valley School District, Colorado
St. Vrain Valley School District is located in Weld County, CO
St. Vrain Valley School District is based out of Longmont, Colorado in Weld County. The district serves students in 13 communities in Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld Counties. Longmont is home to 86,270 residents according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Longmont outperformed the rest of Colorado in higher education achievement based on the 2010 U.S. Census. The average household income in Longmont was $56,278 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Longmont was 12.9% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 37.8% of Longmont residents aged 25 years and older earned a bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% rate in Colorado.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Longmont (%) Colorado (%)
White 83.3 81.3
Black or African American 0.9 4
American Indian and Alaska Native 1 1.1
Asian 3.2 2.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.9 3.4
Hispanic or Latino 24.6 20.7

Party Affiliation, 2013[3]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Republican 49,140 40.1
Unaffiliated 41,524 33.8
Democratic 30,719 25
Libertarian 787 0.6
American Constitution 327 0.3
Green 178 0.1

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[4][5]

Method of board member selection

The St. Vrain Valley Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected by district to four-year terms. There was no primary election and the November 5, 2013 general election was canceled. Seats in Districts A, C, E and G will be up for election on November 3, 2015.

Prior to the cancellation, voters in Weld County were able to request mail ballots from the Elections Department until October 15.[6]





No official endorsements were made in this election before it was canceled.

Campaign finance

No contributions or expenditures were reported during the election, according to the Colorado Secretary of State.[7]

Past elections

What was at stake?

Incumbents Joie Siegrist and Debbie Lammers sought re-election to the board in 2013. Siegrist was appointed to the board in February 2012 and will serve the remainder of an unexpired two-year term.[8] District D member Dori Van Lone and District F member Rod Schmidt were ineligible to run for additional terms because of Amendment 17 to the Colorado Constitution, which says that no "elected official of district....shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office." Newcomers John Ahrens and Paula Peairs were running to replace Van Lone and Schmidt. The election was canceled on September 4, 2013 as only four candidates filed to fill the four available seats.

Key deadlines

The following dates were key deadlines for the St. Vrain Valley School District election in 2013:[9]

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.
October 15, 2013 First day ballots are mailed to registered voters in Weld County.
November 1, 2013 Candidates must file second Fair Campaign Practices Act report detailing their contributions and expenditures.
November 5, 2013 General election and last day for voters to submit mailed ballots at ballot drop-off locations.
November 22, 2013 Certification of general election votes.
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. Weld County residents also cast ballots regarding whether or not Weld County and ten other northern Colorado counties should collaborate to pursue the creation of a 51st state separate from Colorado. Other local elections, such as for Greeley Mayor and City Council as well as the Aims Community College board, also appeared on the ballot.[10]

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