Jeffco school board candidates show continued fundraising gaps

The union-backed candidates vying for spots on the Jeffco school board are continuing to take in large contributions.

Four candidates are running for two open seats on Jeffco’s five-member school board.

Two of the candidates, Stephanie Schooley for District 3 and Joan Chávez-Lee for District 4, have been endorsed by the teachers union and have each received two $10,000 contributions from the union’s small donor committee.

According to reports filed Tuesday, the same two candidates also each received $3,750 from the Public Education Committee, a small donor committee affiliated with the Colorado Education Association.

And Schooley and Chávez-Lee have now used some of that money, about $14,800 each, on mailers.

Robert Applegate, who is challenging Schooley, almost doubled his contribution total to $1,810, but he remains far behind Schooley’s totals.

Check out the numbers below. And for more about the race, check out this page.