Christy Williams, uno de cuatro “Los niños primero” candidatos, read off initial resultados to raucous applause at a supporter appreciation party in Parker, Colorado, en los momentos posteriores al cierre de las urnas.
“Me siento humilde hasta la médula,” Williams told Fox News. “I think there’s a lot to look at, but ultimately I hope to give parents the ultimate authority over their children.”
Williams was joined by Mike Peterson, Becky Myers and Kaylee Winegar. Together, they hold a lead over the teacher federation-backed CommUnity Matters slate, comprised of incumbent board members Krista Holtzmann and Kevin Leung and newcomers Ruby Martinez and Juli Watkins.
Peterson and Myers led by double-digit percentage points as of late Tuesday night, hora local. Williams leds Leung by more than 7,000 votes and Winegar led Holtzmann by more than 8,000 votos.
Local NBC affiliate 9news called the race for the conservative slate after 10 pm. MST.
The results indicate that more than half of the seven-member board could be replaced.
All four “Los niños primero” candidates spoke exclusively to Fox News after declaring victory.
“I’ll tell you what, free speech is back,” Peterson said. “No more cutting people off at two minutes, no more telling people that waving an American flag in support of a speaker s intimidation.”
“And we’re going to do the First Amendment in the boardroom, eso es seguro,” él continuó.