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Election 2021

On November 2, 2021, Jeffco Public Schools will have three of its five Board of Education seats open for election: Director District 1 (north Arvada, Westminster area), Director District 2 (mountains, west central Lakewood), and Director District 5 (south). All Jefferson County voters will vote on all candidates, choosing one per director district.

Official Candidates 
Director District 1: 4 year term ending 2025
Danielle Varda,, Notice of Intent to be a Candidate
Jeffrey Wilhite,, Notice of Intent to be a Candidate

Director District 2: 4 year term ending 2025
David Johnson,, Notice of Intent to be a Candidate
Paula Reed,, Notice of Intent to be a Candidate
Theresa Shelton,, Notice of Intent to be a Candidate

Director District 5: 4 year term ending 2025
Kathy Miks,, Notice of Intent to be a Candidate
Mary Parker,, Notice of Intent to be a Candidate
Candidate Forums

September 24, 7:45 a.m.,
via Zoom, sponsor: Jeff-West Community Forum, 

September 29, 6 p.m.
, Recording of Forum. Via Zoom, participation link emailed 9/26; sponsor: Jeffco PTA and Support Jeffco Kids; registration required:

September 30, 6:30 p.m., masks required, Compass Montessori-Golden, 4441 Salvia St., Golden: To join by video: League of Charter Schools, Jeffco Charter Schools Consortium; contact:

October 11, 4-6 p.m., virtual. Viewers can find the forum on the Westminster Chamber of Commerce Facebook and Youtube Channel. Details of the event on the Chamber's website, Chamber Candidate Forum: School Districts - Oct 11, 2021 - Westminster Chamber of Commerce, COLORADOSponsor: Westminster Chamber of Commerce. 

October 13, 6-7:30 p.m., via Zoom, registration will be available at the following website ( Spanish interpretation will be provided. Sponsors: Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition and Edgewater Collective. 

October 14, 7 p.m., masks required (6:30pm program begins with statewide ballot issue presentation), Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood; sponsor: Lakewood AAUW, contact Betty Boyd

October 18, 6-8 p.m., Apex Soccer Complex Community Room, 5724 Oak St, Arvada; sponsor: Christians Who Care, contact: Sharon Araji, Patty DeLorenzo

As the Board of Education office is informed of forums, the information will be posted here.

Election Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
The election will be held by mail ballot and Voter Service Polling Centers, beginning with the mailing of ballots to voters in October.

The Board of Education is the policy-making body of the school district. The Board is composed of five members, elected to alternating four-year terms. Board members receive no pay; they give freely of their time to serve the community.

In order to provide information for this webpage, or if you have questions, please contact the designated election official.

Please check back periodically as additional election information will be posted as details become available.

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