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The election for important local candidates is right around the corner - on November 7th Coloradans will be voting for school board members and in city races. Our elected officials at all levels impact our lives, including our access to reproductive health care and our youth’s access to comprehensive, real sex education.

This year, we sent a survey asking school board candidates to support age appropriate, fact-based sexual health education, access to reproductive health care services for young people, and protection for LGBTQ youth from bullying.

Protecting access to reproductive health care is also vital at our municipal level. City leaders make crucial decisions around where and how our communities can get the reproductive and sexual health care they need.

Listed below are all of the school board AND municipal candidates who received a 100% positive score on our questionnaire:

School Board

·      Debbie Gerkin Adams Arapahoe 28J

·      Brian Reichel, Adams County School District 14

·      Kyla Armstrong-Romero, Aurora Public School Board

·      Gail Pough, Aurora Public School Board

·      Kevin Cox, Aurora Public School Board

·      Marques A. Ivey, Aurora Public School Board

·      Miguel In Suk Lovato, Aurora Public School Board

·      Dean Vlachos, Boulder Valley School District

·      Kitty Sargent, Boulder Valley School District

·      Raj Rawat, Boulder Valley School District

·      Julie Ott, Colorado Springs School District 11

·      Morgan Chavez, Colorado Springs School District 11

·      Julie Banuelos, Denver School District, At-Large

·      Barbara O'Brien, Denver School District, At-Large

·      Robert Speth, Denver School District, At-Large

·      Angela Cobián, Denver School Board District 2

·      Xochitl 'Sochi' Gaytan, Denver School Board District 2

·      Mike Johnson, Denver School Board District 3

·      Carrie A. Olson, Denver School Board District 3

·      Tay Anderson, Denver Public Schools District 4

·      Jennifer Bacon, Denver School Board District 4

·      Rachele Espiritu PhD, Denver School Board District 4

·      Kay Phelps, Dolores School Board RE-4A

·      Cara-Lyn Lappen, Durango School District 9-R

·      Michele "Shelly" Jarnot, Eagle County School District

·      Todd Fahnestock, Englewood School Board

·      Jessica Desmoineaux, Hanover School District 28

·      Linda M. Pugh, Harrison School District Two

·      Susan Harmon, Jefferson County School Board Dist. 2

·      Jonathan Dooley, Manitou Springs SD-14

·      Heather Prewitt, Platte Canyon School District 1

·      Kristen Draper, Poudre School Board District C

·      R Kenneth ONeal, Pueblo Public Schools

·      Daniel Stange, Sheridan School Board D-2

·      Lori Hvizda Ward, Thompson R2J Schools

·      Zoey K. Loomis, Weldon Valley School District


·      Dot Miller, Arvada

·      Jordan Hohenstein, Arvada

·      Allison Hiltz, Aurora

·      Bob Hagedorn, Aurora

·      Crystal Murillo, Aurora

·      Jeff Wilson, Aurora

·      Martha Lugo, Aurora

·      Nicole Emily Johnston, Aurora

·      Adam Swetlik, Boulder

·      Bill Rigler, Boulder

·      Cindy Carlisle, Boulder

·      Eric Budd, Boulder

·      John Gerstle, Boulder

·      Mary Dolores Young, Boulder

·      Mirabai Nagle, Boulder

·      Bill Furman, Lakewood

·      Charles K. Davis, Lakewood

·      Kyra deGruy, Lakewood

·      Kyle Schlachter, Littleton

Please note the candidates listed reflect those who participated in the PPVC survey. PPVC does not interview or screen further for these candidates due to capacity. 

Every single election is important. We must elect leaders who will work hard to protect all of our rights, including our rights to reproductive health care and education.

Click here for more information on Colorado's 2017 Election.

Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado (PPVC) is non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that works to protect access to reproductive health care, education, and rights in Colorado. PPVC engages in educational and electoral activity including voter education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.



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