Rebecca McClellan


November 18, 2016

Centennial – With updated results for the Colorado Board of Education race in the 6th Congressional District now in, former Centennial Mayor Pro Tem and education advocate Rebecca McClellan appears to be the winner.

“I’m honored that the voters of CD 6 have decided to have me represent them on the Colorado Board of Education,” said McClellan. “As a public school parent, I will put our children’s education first. I’m proud that my campaign reflected a broad coalition of Coloradans who came together to support positive change. I am hopeful we will avoid a recount as my lead has continued according to todays results.”

McClellan challenged incumbent Republican Debora Scheffel for the seat. This will be the first time Democrats will have majority representation on Colorado’s State Board of Education for many years.

“I’d also like to congratulate Debora Scheffel for running a positive race that was a true competition of ideas,” McClellan added. “ I hope she will keep our conversation going and know that my door is always open. I’ll keep that positive and constructive spirit going forward. We have a diverse district and I pledge to work to ensure every child has access to a high quality public education for a bright future for them and our state.”


Rebecca McClellan is the former Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Centennial, where she served on City Council from 2006 to 2014. As City Council Liaison to local schools, she worked with State Legislators and local stakeholders to develop and pass measures to improve school funding. Rebecca also worked with Bicycle Colorado to bring Centennial schools their first Safe Routes to Schools program. Rebecca McClellan has served on the Executive Board of her school district’s Legislative Network, where she advocated for our public schools. Rebecca’s school volunteer experience spans more than a decade, including classroom work, fundraising, and support for programs including music and the arts. Rebecca and Jim have two children in public school, and Rebecca is a PTCO Executive Officer. She has been a successful small business owner, in addition to her many years of public service. Rebecca McClellan is running for the State Board of Education to continue her strong support for excellent schools for every student. 

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