Just 47 votes separated him and former Regional Transportation District Director Tom Tobiassen from the seat when the recount was called. That prompted Adams, Douglas and Arapahoe Counties to recount the votes in the 2017 election
Each candidate spoke of their own unique experiences and background and how it related to the board. But there wasn’t much room between candidates when it came out major issues like supporting teachers, wanting to fight for increased funding for the district and the importance of increasing performance of schools in the district.
Only one incumbent is running again during this race: Barbara Yamrick. Board President Amber Drevon and embattled board member Eric Nelson have both decided not to run for reelection. Director JulieMarie Shepherd Macklin termed out.
“Aurora’s elected officials have granted themselves a generous retirement package,” said Duane Senn, who ran for council himself in 2007, said at the recent meeting. “The elected officials do not contribute to the program that grants them a nice retirement check.”