Union-backed candidates leading in Jeffco school board races – Canyon Courier

Candidates and supporters stand for A photograph On the Jeffco School Board, Union Sl…….

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Candidates and supporters stand for A photograph On the Jeffco School Board, Union Slate, victory celebration in Golden Colorado

Photograph by Bob Wooley

Jeffco School Board, Union Slate Candidate, Mary Parker celebrates with supporters, collectively with previous board president, Ron Mitchell in Golden, Colorado.

Photograph by Bob Wooley.

Candidate, Paula Reed speaks to her supporters in Golden, Colorado.

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Danielle Varda, Jeffco Union Slate Candidate stands for A photograph with daughters, Harlow and Olivia.

Photograph by Bob Wooley

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In an election To Search out out administration of the Jeffco Public Schools’ Board of Education the teachers’ union-supported slate have swept all three open seats On this yr’s election, based mostly on uncertified vote totals. 

With 99% of the county’s ballots counted, Outcomes for District 1 current Daniel Varda beating Jeffrey Wilhite by a 26,189-vote margin, with 156,201 votes tallied.

For District 2, Paula Reed led Theresa Shelton by 18,399 votes as of the mid-night vote tally. The completely different candidate David C Johnson sits a distant third. 

“I by no means stopped being an educator,” Reed said on election Evening time. “I retired three yrs in the past And that i am working for my husband’s signal agency… by my coronary heart is The center of an educator.”

In District 5, Mary Parker leads Kathy Miks by rougly 16,515 votes with 155,339 counted.

The conservative slate of Shelton, Miks and Wilhite had been essential of current district management, and ran on a promise of change. 

Current District 4 Board of Educatin member Susan Miller expressed her displeasure at  the vote Outcome whereas attending the Shelton, Miks and Wilhite watch celebration. 

“People voted for The established order — what We have expert for the previous six yrs — declining enrollment and declining achievement,” Miller said

The seventh candidate, Johnson, working in District 2, straddles The road between the slates with priorities collectively with scholar safety (following public well being orders), monetary obligation, and scholar efficiency.

Expiring phrases for President, Susan Harmon (District 2), 1st Vice chairman, Brad Rupert (District 1) and 2nd Vice chairman, Richard Rush (District 5) left three out Of 5 seats on the Jeffco Board of Education, up for grabs.

Extra: Jeffco Public Schools candidate questionnaires