Teresa R. Gallegos

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Teresa R. Gallegos
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Board Member, Brighton School District, District 6
Term ends
November 2015
Years in position 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember, 2015
AppointedOctober, 2012
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionRetail manager
Office website
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Teresa R. Gallegos is the District 6 member of the Brighton School Board in Colorado. She was first appointed to the chamber in 2012. Gallegos won election to an unexpired two-year term on November 5, 2013.[1]


Gallegos resides in Adams County, Colorado. Gallegos spent the first 21 years of her career as a stock trader before briefly retiring. After three years, she took a position as a construction manager and then as an account executive before joining Costco Wholesale as a manager.[2]



See also: Brighton School District elections (2013)


Gallegos defeated challengers Stanley Hiller, Luis Mella and David S. Gill to keep the District 6 seat on the Brighton school board on November 5, 2013.


Brighton School District, District 6 General Election, 2-year term, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngTeresa R. Gallegos Incumbent 42% 4,761
     Nonpartisan David S. Gill 34.5% 3,907
     Nonpartisan Stanley Hiller 17.2% 1,946
     Nonpartisan Luis Mella 6.4% 726
Total Votes 11,340
Source: Adams County, Colorado, "Election Summary Report, 2013 Adams County Coordinated Election," November 19, 2013


Gallegos reported $576.05 in contributions and $576.05 in expenditures to the Colorado Secretary of State, which left her campaign with no cash on hand.[3]


Gallegos did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

What was at stake?

Five seats on the board were at stake in this election. District 2 incumbent Kristi Crisman did not file for re-election, but no other candidates filed for the vacant seat either, which left it open to a write-in candidate. Rick Doucet ran a write-in campaign and won the seat.[4] District 4 incumbent Joan Kniss was ineligible to run for another term because of Amendment 17 to the Colorado Constitution, which states that no "elected official of any...school district....shall serve more than two consecutive terms in office."[5] Newcomer Michael K. Landwehr ran unopposed for the open seat. Districts 5 and 6 incumbents Patrick D. Day and Teresa R. Gallegos faced a total of four challengers, while District 7 incumbent Gregory Piotraschke also ran unopposed for re-election.

About the district

See also: Brighton School District, Colorado
Brighton School District is located in Adams County, Colorado
Brighton School District is located in Adams County, Colorado. The county seat of Adams County is Brighton, Colorado. According to the 2010 US Census, Adams County is home to 459,598 residents.[6]


Adams County underperformed the rest of Colorado in terms of its average household income, poverty rate and higher education achievement in 2011. The median household income in Adams County is $56,089 compared to $57,685 for the state of Colorado. The poverty rate in Adams County is 14.0% compared to 12.5% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 20.7% of Adams 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 Adams County (%) State (%)
White 87.4 88.1
Black or African American 3.5 4.3
American Indian and Alaska Native 2.2 1.6
Asian 3.9 3.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.2
Two or More Races 2.8 2.8
Hispanic or Latino 38.4 21.0

Party Affiliation, 2013[7]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Unaffiliated 96,016 37.65
Democratic 91,925 36.04
Republican 64,406 25.25
Libertarian 1,665 0.65
American Constitution 599 0.23
Green 440 0.18

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.[8][9]

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  1. Board of Education 27J, "Board of Education Members," accessed October 11, 2013
  2. Board of Education 27J, "Register to Vote," accessed October 11, 2013
  3. Colorado TRACER, "Candidate Detail," accessed December 19, 2013
  4. The Standard Blade, "Polls close in Colorado; unofficial results from Nov. 5 election," November 7, 2013
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named board
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 United States Census Bureau, "Adams County, Colorado," accessed October 2, 2013
  7. Colorado Secretary of State, "Total Registered Voters By Party Affiliation and Status," accessed October 2, 2013
  8. United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
  9. 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.