Reutzel poised for win in LPS election

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Just 69 votes made the difference between taking a seat on the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education and going back to the drawing board.

Assuming the results as of press time hold, Jack Reutzel snagged the third seat at the table with 12,622 votes, or 19.59 percent.

“I won’t be pronouncing any winners until after the canvass, which is Nov. 22,” Matt Crane, Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder, said on Nov. 7. “However, with that said, I don’t anticipate much change in vote totals after the updated count we release this afternoon.”

Just six votes separated the bottom two candidates — Dallas Jones finished with 12,553 (19.48 percent), Robert Reichardt with 12,547 (19.47 percent).

“Congratulations to the winning candidates,” said Jones. “LPS is in good hands going forward. Let’s give them our full support.”

Carrie Warren-Gully snagged the top spot with 21.67 percent, or 13,694. Kelly Perez followed with 13,011 votes, or 20.19 percent.

“I wanted to thank all the voters who voted for me, and my friends for their support and hard work during this campaign,” said Perez. “I look forward toward serving the next four years in the LPS school community.”

Reutzel is ahead by just enough to prevent an automatic recount, which kicks in when there is less than a half of a percent difference among the candidates. Any candidate could ask for one but would have to pay for it out of pocket. Thus far, none have indicated that they would.

Assuming the results stand, Warren-Gully, Perez and Reutzel will replace Sue Chandler, Bob Colwell and Renee Howell, who were all term-limited.

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