We are grateful for the following endorsements

The Denver Post Editorial Board, The Denver Post

“Both slates of candidates include accomplished, thoughtful people with roots in the district. And the answers they provided in questionnaires suggest members of both slates are willing to take a fresh look at the district’s compensation system and at ways to shore up community trust. But here too the potential influence of the union is worrisome — especially if the next board recognizes the AFT as the official bargaining unit, as seems likely if the AFT-backed slate wins.”

Brandon Blankenship, Douglas County Young Republicans

“For DCYR, the decision was simple. The Elevate team has been clear about their intent to give power back to the Parents and members of the community as it relates to school choice. Both sides have acknowledged budget concerns within the school district. The Elevate team has taken the position that this is first and foremost an issue of fiscal responsibility and trust within the community, and have committed themselves to earning and honoring the trust placed in them as school board members. It is at this point that they may, with credibility, bring to the voters any remaining budget constraints that must be addressed. Ultimately, approving additional tax dollars for education is a voter decided issue, and not a school board issue (…)”

Tanne Blackburn, Douglas County Republicans

“We are endorsing to help level the playing field and to expose Leung, Holtzmann, Schor, and Graziano’s deception to our community. They are not conservatives and do not hold Republican values. If you typically check the R box on the ballot, you should vote for Mills, Abresch, Scheffel, and Nelson. We hope all Republicans in Douglas County will join us in support of these four…”

Joyce Rankin,

Vice Chair, State Board of Education, 3rd Congressional District

Pam Mazanec,

State Board of Education, 4th Congressional District

Steve Durham,

State Board of Education, 5th Congressional District

 

We had the pleasure of serving on the State Board of Education with Debora Scheffel, an accomplished educator and outstanding leader on behalf of all Colorado students.  Debora and her fellow running mates Randy Mills, Ryan Abresch, and Grant Nelson are committed to educational choice and success for Douglas County students.  We are pleased to provide our endorsement.”

Pam Mazanec
State Board of Education, 4th Congressional District

“Having served with her on the State Board of Education, I can say without reservation that Debora Scheffel is the most qualified candidate.  She has an impressive and extensive educational resume, the highest principles, and a heart for serving.  Randy Mills, business owner, Ryan Abresch, attorney and legal analyst, and Grant Nelson, real estate developer, all fathers, are also dedicated to elevating the discourse and the district for students, parents, and teachers.  It is with pleasure that I endorse the Elevate Douglas County slate.”

Joyce Rankin, Vice Chair State Board of Education, Third Congressional District

“I serve on the State Board of Education and served with Debora Scheffel when she was a member. As a thoughtful board member and educator she was able to cut through the banter and listen to the tax payers, parents and most importantly the students. She will always put students first with their teachers and parents rounding out the foundation of a great education. Through choice every child has a great opportunity to reach their potential. Douglas County deserves the best.  Douglas County deserves Debora Scheffel.”

State Senator Chris Holbert

“If you share my view that parents make the best decisions for their kids, then please vote for Randy Mills, Ryan Abresch, Deborah Scheffel, and Grant Nelson.”

Joni Inman, Colorado Women’s Alliance

“What we’ve found is that every woman, no matter her political affiliation, wants the best educational opportunities for children. Providing top notch education for every child, in a fiscally prudent manner, is a tough job. We feel that the Elevate Douglas County slate is best equipped to provide that balance.”

U.S. Congressman Ken Buck, Republican

“The Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow motto has made Douglas County one of the premier school districts in the nation. I hope you’ll cast your vote for Randy Mills, Ryan Abresch, Debora Scheffel and Grant Nelson. They embody this motto and will fight to renew Douglas County’s tradition of educational excellence, empower parents to be partners in their children’s education, support our educators, and expand educational options for students. Please join me and support the Elevate slate.”

The Gazette Editorial Board, The Gazette

“ElevateDouglasCounty.com advocates four candidates who will stand for school choice and the First Amendment’s ability to defend it. They are: Randy Mills; Ryan Abresch; Deb Scheffel; and Grant Nelson. School board elections matter. This one has national implications for ending racist laws and expanding school choice.”

We thank the following local community members for their endorsement of our campaign

Al and Brenda Bollwerk
Parent
Highlands Ranch

 

Andy Jones
Parent
Highlands Ranch

 

Molly Vogt
Co-Host of the Americhicks – Molly & Kim, Radio Show

 

Dr. Steven Newell
Community Member
Parker

 

Margo Knutson
Taxpayer
Franktown

 

Brad Wann
Former Vice Chair of the Douglas County GOP
Highlands Ranch

 

Nicole Hunt
Parent
Highlands Ranch

 

Michelle and Ben Lyng
Parents
Castle Rock

 

Charcie Russell
Taxpayer
Castle Rock

 

Laurie Bratton
Former Teacher
Highlands Ranch

 

Rich Bratton
Former Teacher
Highlands Ranch

 

John and Patty Bell
Former Teachers
Castle Rock

 

Pam Mazanec
State Board of Education
Larkspur

 

 Frederick Mitchell
Castle Rock

Sue Sharkey
CU Regent
Castle Rock

 

Aaron Johnson
Parent
Castle Rock

 

Chrys Larson
Community Member
Castle Pines

 

Kim Ransom
State Representative
Parker

 

Pat Neville
House Minority Leader
Castle Rock

 

Chris Holbert
Senate Majority Leader
Parker

 

Diane Holbert
County Treasurer
Parker

 

Mark Scheffel
Former Republican Majority Leader
Parker

 

David DiCarlo
Parent
Highlands Ranch

 

Terry and Anne Beh
Parents

 

Gene and April Hawley
Parents
Highlands Ranch

 

Renee Anderson
Parent
Highlands Ranch

 

Patty Hellmer
Parent
Highlands Ranch

 

Clairissa Jolley
Parent
Highlands Ranch

 

Steve Buretz
Parent
Castle Pines

Kim Monson
Former Lone Tree City Councilwoman and Co-Host of the Americhicks – Molly & Kim, Radio Show
Lone Tree

 

Stu Parker
Parent
Highlands Ranch

 

Evelyn Zur
Parker

 

Denise Denny
Former Teacher
Parker

 

Rita Young
Parker

 

Ross Izard
Parent
Castle Rock

 

Kris Gray
Community Member
Lone Tree

 

Beth Sri
Parent
Lone Tree

 

Sonia McGarrity
Parent
Lone Tree

 

Rosalee Lopez
Parent
Highlands Ranch

 

Joyce Rankin
State Board of Education

 

Steve Durham
State Board of Education

 

Lisa Nolan
Parent
Highlands Ranch

 

MaryAnn Huber
Community Member
Lone Tree

 

Donna Monroe
Community Member

Kelly Butler
Parent
Castle Pines

 

Mona Weaver
Community Member
Parker

 

Milann Quint
Parent
Roxborough Park

 

Lorrie Grove
Parent
Highlands Ranch

 

Lindsey Baker
Parent
Parker

 

Stephanie Scavuzzo
Parent
Parker

 

Jen Dalton
Parent
Lone Tree

 

Mary Parker
Community Member
Highlands Ranch

 

Sue Langstaff
Parker

 

Andy Jones
Highlands Ranch

 

Aleta You
Former Teacher
Parker

 

Helen Mitchell
Parker

 

Joy Overbeck
Parker