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School Board Candidates Supported by the El Paso County Democratic Party

In addition to knowing which school board candidates are supported by the Democratic Party, you might be interested in knowing how some Republican candidates answered the survey put out by the El Paso County Republican Party. Survey results.


District 2 Harrison

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Janice "JJ" Frazier

D2 School Board Candidate

After 40+ years’ experience providing behind the scenes administrative support for six (6) Superintendents of Schools and numerous Boards of Education in urban, suburban, and inner-city school districts, the time is right for me to share my experience and be a part of the decision-making process that will assure the academic achievement and overall success of ALL Harrison School District 2 students. I AM TEAM HARRISON!!!



Janice “JJ” Frazier has been active in the Colorado Springs community for many, many years.  A graduate of Widefield High School, a former business owner, a former vocalist at Fannie Mae Duncan’s Cotton Club, and an active volunteer for several civic organizations. 


Ms. Frazier holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operations. She has had a distinguished 40-year career in public education. As Chair of the Board of Directors, she has led the Urbanites Leading the Pikes Peak Region, since 2012. In July 2018, she retired from District 11, but returned as the Equity Specialist in the Office of Human Resources until she officially retired in July 2020. Currently, Ms. Frazier serves as Chair of the Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commission (LETAC) in Colorado Springs.


Ms. Frazier is a recipient of many awards: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s Hats Off Award; Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Colorado; and Woman of Influence by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.


Ms. Frazier is the proud mother of 2, and grandmother to several grandchildren. 


Phone: 719-244-2133



Michelle Wills-Hill

D2 School Board Candidate

Now as never before our children need advocates. I don’t like to say that I’m willing to fight for our children, yet I’m willing to collaborate and advocate on their behalf. Together, you and I can partner to create a brighter future for our children. We are seeking to ensure that students in HSD2 receive equitable opportunities, high priority school safety, and support and services that prepare them for postsecondary successes. I am asking for your support on November 2,2021 and beyond as we align our priorities with District Strategic Plan and work towards “Putting Students First"!

- Your Friend and Neighbor

   Michelle Wills-Hill 




District 3 Widefield

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Dolly Handel

D3 School Board Candidate

Brave * Bold * Consistent

Advocate for Students and All Public School Employees

As a 33-year resident in our Widefield School District, Dolly has raised her children, grandchildren, and cared for our students as a school secretary. Let’s get Dolly elected to our school board to ensure our taxes and budgets reflect the love we have for our working families by giving them the best education in the state. We can rely on Dolly to oversee proper funding for our students’ 21st century educational requirements.



District 8 Fountain Fort Carson

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Shirley Martinez

D8 School Board Candidate

As a retired Army Veteran, Mom, Grandma and Community Diversity Organizer I am excited to advocate for all children in School District 8 and our Educators. Our children need the best public education, and I know what it is like to be a military family and moving to new places every few years. Our school district has generational families and military families, all the people who make living and learning here feel like home. Advocate for Our Children, Our Community and Our Future Leaders by Electing Shirley Martinez, School District 8.


District 11 Colorado Springs

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Julie Ott

D11 School Board Candidate (Incumbent)
Julie is Vice-President of the Colorado Springs District 11 School Board. Elected in 2017, she served as Board Treasurer from 2017-2019. She has been an active member of the Board, serving on the District’s Strategic Plan Core Planning Team and the Facilities Master Plan Committee. She currently sits on the District Equity Leadership Team. She is also active in the League of Women Voters and Scouting. A proud mom of two Coronado High School graduates, Julie is a thoughtful and effective advocate for children and for public education. Julie’s priority is that District 11 provide every child what they need to be successful in learning and in their future. She believes that student success builds a better future and stronger community for everyone.



Twitter: @JulieOttD11

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Chris Wallis

D11 School Board Candidate (Incumbent)

Bio: Chris Wallis is a Colorado native and father to a D11 student. He serves on the board of education and is passionate about ensuring excellence in education by meeting the unique needs of every student. He has over 15 years of experience in leadership and currently works as the Logistics Director for Care and Share food bank of southern Colorado.




Twitter @Walltree1

Instagram: ChrisWallisforD11

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Jen Williamson

D11 School Board Candidate

Jen Williamson is the parent of two D11 children, and has served as PTA President and SAC Chair at Audubon Elementary. She is the youth pastor at Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church downtown and has a passion for public education. Jen is a rational, open-minded advocate who believes in holistic education, fostering mutual trust throughout D11, and forging a hopeful future in Colorado Springs.







District 20 Academy

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Tiana Clark

D20 School Board Candidate

As a Colorado Springs native, current parent of school-age kids, and longtime resident of Academy District 20, I bring a unique perspective and new voice to strengthen our school board operations. I want to represent my community on the Academy School District 20 School Board because ALL stakeholders should have a voice. Every student deserves to thrive.

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Brian Coram

D20 School Board Candidate

Brian decided to run for the D20 school board because he believes a collaborative leadership approach, combined with his depth of experience working with various families, position him as the right team member to bring the best possible education to the families in our community.  He is passionate about ensuring that every D20 student gets an exceptional education that will help prepare them for their next steps in life.  He will represent all students and families to D20 leadership with a fair and equitable voice while supporting our teachers in their efforts to educate and inspire our students.


As for my why,  I'm running to bring my background and experience in mental health to the forefront in order to better serve all of our students to meet the D20 mission of preparing students to thrive in an ever-changing world.



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