COVID politics, mask mandates drive Colorado parents to run for school board


This is the second in a two-part series on school board politics in Denver suburbs. Part 1

A slate of political novices in Douglas County, Colorado, told Fox News that divisive school board politics and COVID-19 protocols prompted them to put their names on the ballot for next month’s school board elections. 

“Never in my life did I think I would ever run for any office, to be quite honest,” first-time candidate Christy Williams said. “But I’m to that point where it’s time to stand up and take our school district back.”

In two weeks, as Douglas County residents head to the polls, three other candidates will join Williams on the Kids First slate: Mike Peterson, Becky Myers and Kaylee Winegar. Together, they seek to defeat the teacher federation-backed CommUnity Matters slate, which includes incumbent board members Krista Holtzmann and Kevin Leung and newcomers Ruby Martinez and Juli Watkins. 


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