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These three Jefferson County residents want to be your next school board majority

Three Jefferson County residents Thursday announced their intentions of being the next school board majority.

Brad Rupert, Susan Harmon and Ron Mitchell are running to replace Julie Williams, John Newkirk and Ken Witt, in the likely recall election this fall.

The three were recruited by a group of parents to run as a slate, according to a joint media release.

Rupert is a lawyer with more than two decades of community service. Harmon is a parent and has been an active member of her children’s PTA. Mitchell is a former Jeffco Public Schools principal, including stints at Alameda and Columbine high schools.

Successor candidates must collect 50 valid signatures of Jeffco voters to appear on the recall ballot. The county clerk certified enough valid signatures on a petition to recall the board’s current majority Tuesday. Jefferson County residents have another two weeks to challenge those signatures. However, recall targets Witt and Newkirk have asked no one challenge the signatures.

Former school board member Paula Noonan filed her paperwork to run against Witt earlier.

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