|Former candidate for|
|Board Member, Douglas County School District, District D|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Term limits||2 consecutive terms|
Stephen Boyd resides in Douglas County, Colorado. Boyd spent a 33 year career in business before retiring and studying to earn a Master's degree in Education. After earning his degree, he spent seven years as a teacher in Lewis-Palmer School District 38 before retiring for a second time.
Stephen Boyd ran against fellow newcomers Kevin Leung, Judi Reynolds and Julie Keim for the vacant District D seat in the general election on November 5, 2013. He withdrew from the race on August 19, 2013, due to his concern that his presence may "split the vote" and that other candidates who share his views "have a better chance of winning."
During his campaign, no campaign donations or expenditures for Stephen Boyd were reported to the Colorado Secretary of State.
Stephen Boyd did not receive any official endorsements for his 2013 campaign.
About the district
LocationDouglas County School District is located in Douglas County, Colorado. Douglas County is located between the cities of Denver and Colorado Springs. According to the 2010 US Census, Douglas County Schools is home to 285,465 residents. The school district includes 88 schools and served 64,657 students in the 2012-2013 school year. The county seat is Castle Rock, named after a notable nearby butte. The district lies on the Colorado Piedmont and features woodlands and mesas.
Douglas County outperforms the rest of Colorado based on average household income, poverty rate and graduation rates in 2011. The average household income in Douglas County was $101,193 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Douglas County was 3.5% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 54.6% of Douglas County residents aged 25 years and older attained a bachelor's degree compared to a 36.3% in Colorado.
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