1. Incumbent Happy Haynes edged out challenger Robert Speth in an extremely close election. Read more here.
2. Denver voters rejected Measure 2A, the ballot initiative that would have raised taxes to help provide college scholarships to low income youth. Denver Mayor Hancock and Governor Hickenlooper both supported this measure. Read more here.
3. Three incumbents on Jefferson County’s School Board were recalled by a wide margin and replaced with three candidates backed by the recall effort’s supporters. Two more candidates backed by the recall effort’s supporters were also elected, completely changing the school board. Read more here.
4. Three incumbents on Douglas County’s School Board were defeated by a wide margin. The three challengers that replace them will disrupt the school board’s dynamics but will not defeat the conservative majority. Read more here.
5. Colorado voters approved Proposition BB, allowing the surplus from recreational marijuana tax to be spent on school construction.
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