07 September 2007

November 2007 Election in Denver Update

All three school board seats that are up for election in 2007 will be contested (there are 7 seats in all, five from districts and two at large). Two have incumbents (at large, and District 1 in Southeast Denver), one is an open seat (District 5 in Northwest Denver). These will be the only candidate races on the ballot in Denver. I know very little about the candidates yet -- but, we have two months to figure that out.

From the Denver Post via Coyote Gulch:

The two incumbents are Theresa Peña and Bruce Hoyt. Peña is the board president and is running for an at-large seat against challengers John McBride and Rita Montero. Hoyt is the board's vice president and represents District 1. He is being challenged by Frank Deserino and Lawrence Botnick. The open seat is being vacated by Lucia Guzman, who is stepping down as District 5's representative. Candidates for District 5, which represents northwestern Denver, are Tony Curcio, Arturo Jimenez, Raymond Gutierrez and José Silva.

There will also be nine city financial issues on the ballot (which George in Denver has covered extremely well), and a marijuana deprioritization issue. These should be the only ballot issues on the ballot in Denver. For the record, I favor a yes vote on all ten issues.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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For the record, Safer blogged about you, but didn't link for an odd reason.