Elections - Candidate and Election Information

2023 School Board Director Election

Official Candidates - Board of Education School Board Directors

This information will be updated as necessary.  Please check back for more news and information as it becomes available. 

Click a candidate's name for additional information.

Director District A:

Andy Jones

Email: [email protected]

Website: BestDCSD.com

Susan Meek

Email: [email protected]

Website: ReelectMeekForDCSD.com

Director District C:

David DiCarlo

Email: [email protected]

Website: DiCarloForSchoolBoard.com

Brad Geiger

Email: [email protected]

Website: BradGeigerDCSD.com

Jason Page

Email: [email protected]

Website: BestDCSD.com

Director District F:

Maria Sumnicht

Email: [email protected]

Website: BestDCSD.com

Valerie Thompson

Email: [email protected]

Website: ValerieForDouglasCountySchools.com

In addition to their websites (above), school board candidate

information  can also be found on Ballotpedia.

The regular biennial school board election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.   More information is available at the Douglas County Elections website.

Douglas County School District (DCSD) has established a director district plan of representation. All school directors are voted on at large (i.e., eligible electors of the school district vote for one candidate from each director district). Three (3) School Board Director seats will be elected at the November 2023 election.

  • Director A (map): Currently held by Susan Meek
  • Director C (map): Currently held by Jason Page
  • Director F (map):  Currently held by David Ray

Serving as a DCSD Board of Education School Board Director is a volunteer position. Board of Education Directors serve four-year terms. Typically, a Study Session is held on the second Tuesday and a Regular Board Meeting is held on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  A work session and/or an executive session (a closed session) may be held preceding the Study Session or Regular Board Meeting. Variations to this schedule may occur, and Special Meetings may be called as determined by the President of the Board.  School Board Directors also serve on one or more committees that meet periodically throughout the school year.

Board Member Candidate Qualifications

Pursuant to Colorado State Statutes, a candidate for the office of school director:

  • Shall be a registered elector of Douglas County School District for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the election;
  • Shall be a resident of the director district for which he or she is a candidate at the time of filing the notice of intention and supporting petition; and
  • Shall not have been convicted of, plead guilty or nolo contendere to, or received a deferred judgment and sentence for a sexual offense against a child.

Please note that candidate qualifications will be verified through the records of the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder.

Throughout the election period, candidates are required to fulfill filing/reporting obligations. See the timeline for details.

The 2023 School Director Election Timeline is posted here. The timeline contains critical information for candidates and the Election Official.

Candidate Packets

Candidates may obtain the following documents on or after Wednesday, August 9, 2023 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Ronnae Brockman, Designated Election Official, at Wilcox Administration Building, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado.  Items in the packet include:

  1. Affidavit that Candidate fully meets the qualifications for the School Director office he/she seeks to hold;
  2. Notice of Intent to be a Candidate for School Director;
  3. Petition for Nomination, with Circulator’s Affidavits (signatures of 50 eligible electors are required.) (First day a candidate may circulate a nomination petition is August 9, 2023); and
  4. Acceptance of Nomination to be a Candidate.

The documents referenced above must be completed and returned to Ronnae Brockman at Douglas County School District, Wilcox Administration Building, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2023. Please contact the Designated Election Official by phone at 303-387-0258 or by email at [email protected] to arrange a time to turn in documents. Candidates are encouraged to return the completed documents prior to the deadline to allow time for verification of signatures. 

More information regarding school board elections may be found at the website for the Colorado Association of School Boards, and the Colorado Secretary of State website at the following links:

School Board Candidate Forums

Braver Angels' Bipartisan School Board Candidate Forum and Community Discussion
Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 5:30 p.m.
DCSD Legacy Campus, 10035 S. Peoria Street, Lone Tree, CO 80134
Click here for more information and to register.  

School Board Candidates Forum

Hosted by Alliance Douglas County Charter Schools

Thursday, October 5 | 6:00 p.m.

Parker Performing Arts School

15035 Compark Boulevard, Parker

RSVP to [email protected]


School Board Candidate Forum

Hosted by Douglas County School District Student Advisory Group

Monday, October 9, 2023 | 5:00 p.m.

DCSD Legacy Campus

10035 S. Peoria Street

Lone Tree, CO 80134

RSVP for community members and parents

Students use questionnaire distributed by email



Douglas County School Board Candidate Forum

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties

Friday, October 13 | 4:00 p.m.

Lone Tree Library Event Hall

10055 Library Way, Lone Tree

No registration required. This forum will be filmed and made available to watch online following the event date.

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0127.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.


Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).