The status quo has held in Jeffco Public Schools.
Two incumbents facing opposition easily defeated two challengers, ensuring that the governing board of the state’s second largest school district will remain united 5-0.
In District 1, incumbent Brad Rupert won by 20 percentage points over against Matt Van Gieson, a parent and former president of the parent teacher organization at a Jeffco charter school, Golden View Classical Academy.
In District 2, incumbent Susan Harmon claimed a similar margin over Erica Shields, a conservative Jeffco parent.
Current board president Ron Mitchell ran unopposed. The other two seats are not up for a vote this election.
The current board, supported in large part by the teachers union, was elected in 2015. That election, voters recalled three conservative board members and voted in five new members who have since hired a new superintendent, signed an extended contract with the teachers union, given some pay raises and voted to close an elementary school.
The school board incumbents raised considerably more money than the challengers, including thousands of dollars from the teachers union.