Spending by outside groups alone for Colorado school board races exceeds $2 million
Author: Marianne Goodland - November 2, 2017 - Updated: November 3, 2017
Outside groups trying to sway voters with mailers, phone calls and yard signs on the Colorado's two most controversial school board elections have now spent more than $2 million, with more than $1 million spent in a little more than two weeks in October.
Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.