Kathy Plomer was all smiles as she took her seat on the Adams 12 Five Star Schools school board last week as director for District 3. She was sworn in by District Judge Chris Melonakis Dec. 2 to start her four-year term, replacing Fred Schaefer, …
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Kathy Plomer was all smiles as she took her seat on the Adams 12 Five Star Schools school board last week as director for District 3. She was sworn in by District Judge Chris Melonakis Dec. 2 to start her four-year term, replacing Fred Schaefer, whose term expired.
Plomer defeated opponents David Elliott, Debbie Christensen and Joshua Bastian. She won 38 percent of the votes in Adams County and 42 percent in Broomfield County in the Nov. 5 election. She has three children in the district and was on the steering committee for the District School Improvement Team.
“I’m very excited to be here and start this journey and make good things happen for the students in the district,” Plomer said. “It’s a long journey, but an interesting one. I want to hear from you and learn what you want to see happen in the district.”
During the meeting, the board and Superintendent Chris Gdowski welcomed Plomer to her new position.
“Welcome, and I hope you have fun because it’s a fun time,” said board president Mark Clark.
As for the District 4 position, the outcome is still unknown. During the Dec. 2 meeting, the board officially accepted the certified votes from Adams and Broomfield counties after Denver Chief District Judge Robert Hyatt ordered the clerks of the counties to count the votes cast for Amy Speers in the District 4 race against Rico Figueroa. Speers was ineligible to run for District 4 because she resides outside its boundaries. After the votes were tallied, Speers ended up with the most votes.
According to the district website, Hyatt’s order invalidates the emergency rule issued by the secretary of state on Nov. 5, stating, “If the designated election official determines, after ballots are printed, that an individual whose name appears on the ballot is not qualified for office, the votes cast for that individual are invalid and must not be counted.”
After the election, a group of plaintiffs filed a suit against the secretary of state’s authority to administrate the emergency rule. The Colorado Supreme Court will now hear an appeal filed by the secretary of state.
“This means the school district and the board are in a holding pattern until the Supreme Court decides the appeal,” said Joe Ferdani, Adams 12 communications director. “Rico Figueroa continues to serve as the director in District 4 until the district and board receive a ruling from the Supreme Court that helps determine what to do next.”
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