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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Of Course: Recall the Jeffco School Board Majority

[Published Oct. 15, 2015, in the Jeffco editions of the Denver Post's YourHub section and in four Jefferson County weekly newspapers]

It was a shock and disappointment in 2013 when the block of three conservatives seized control of the Jeffco School Board, caused the resignation of Superintendent Cindy Stevenson, and paid more for a newbie with none of Cindy’s experience and expertise. The conservative majority has displayed its “Tea Party” stripes time and again, and I’m so glad that a citizen group was able to get their recall on the ballot and found five excellent candidates to replace them. One of them I know — Brad Rupert, who has worked side by side with me for many years supporting an interfaith coalition that has raised funds to build 15 Habitat for Humanity homes. (Our biggest fundraiser is our pumpkin patches at 68th & Wadsworth and Garrison & Alameda — come buy your pumpkins so we can build our 16th Habitat for Humanity home!)

I’m proud of the effort made to reverse that 2013 take-over and hope you’ll join me in voting for the recall and those candidates.  More info at

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