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Cassell wins, Houston retains Clear Creek school board seat

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Jennifer Cassell has won the District C seat on the Clear Creek School District Board of Education, garnering more than 70 percent of the vote in unofficial results. Cassell beat Scott York, who received about 30 percent of the vote.

The two were vying for a seat held by Jeanne Biggs, who is term-limited and couldn’t run for the seat again. This was a low-key election with both candidates campaigning by talking with constituents.

In addition, incumbent Mitch Houston, who ran unopposed, retained his seat on the school board representing the northeastern part of the county. Houston, 55, a Clear Creek County resident since 1984, currently serves as the board’s president. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons attending Clear Creek High School.

Cassell, 37, is married to Clear Creek County Commissioner Tim Mauck, who will leave the county board in 2018 because he is term-limited and cannot run for re-election.

She wants to serve to give back to the community and to help schools be the best they can be, and she hopes to be a parent in the district one day.

Cassell is a partner in Bowditch & Cassell that lobbies legislators on behalf of local governments and school districts. After getting a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Denver, she is also an adjunct faculty at Colorado Mountain College.

Cassell and Houston are expected to be sworn in to the board for their four-year terms at a meeting at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. School board members are not paid.

Contact Deb Hurley Brobst at deb@evergreenco.comor 303-350-1041.