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2023 is all about school board elections

With the November 2023 school board elections approaching, every school district in the region will have elections. This presents an opportunity for the Latino community to make our voices heard and elect officials who understand our needs as a community.


Here is a breakdown of the seats that will be up for election in each district in the central-mountain region:

  • Garfield 16 School District: Three seats will be up for election in this district.

  • Garfield 2 School District: Two seats will be up for election in this district.

  • Roaring Fork School District: Three seats will be up for election in this district.

  • Eagle County School District: Four seats will be up for election in this district.

  • Summit County School District: Three seats will be up for election in this district.

  • Lake County School District: Three seats will be up for election in this district.

These elections will have a direct impact on the education of our children and the future of our communities. It is crucial that we run for public office, come out to vote in these elections, and make our voices heard. By electing officials who understand our unique challenges and can work to create policies that benefit our community, we can ensure that our children receive the education they deserve and that our communities thrive.


The Latino community is a significant and growing demographic in Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Summit, and Lake counties in Colorado. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of 2020, the Latino population in these counties was as follows:


- Garfield County: 30.7%

- Eagle County: 34.8%

- Pitkin County: 11.3%

- Summit County: 16.2%

- Lake County: 43.7%


According to the Colorado Department of Education and local news outlets, the Latino student demographics for the following school districts are:


- Garfield 16 School District: 33%

- Garfield 2 School District: 53%

- Roaring Fork School District: 57%

- Eagle County School District: 52%

- Summit County School District: 37%

- Lake County School District: 66%


These numbers highlight the importance of the Latino vote in these counties. As a significant and growing demographic, our voices and our votes can make a significant impact on the democratic process.


Our vote is our power, and we must use it to make a difference. By coming out to vote in the 2023 school board elections, we can ensure that our voices are heard and that our communities are represented.


You can follow our nonpartisan work at www.vocesunidas.vote and read more about our endorsements at www.vocesunidasaction.org/elections.


Reach out to us if you have questions about how to run for school board.

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