Incumbent Shelly Jarnot crusies to win in only contested school board race | VailDaily.com

Incumbent Shelly Jarnot crusies to win in only contested school board race

EAGLE — Incumbent Michele "Shelly" Jarnot won the only contested Eagle County Schools Board of Education race.

Michele "Shelly" Jarnot beat challenger Matthew Koch by a 2-to-1 margin in her bid for a second four-year term. Jarnot will represent District G on the seven-member board. The district runs along the south side of Interstate 70 in Edwards, through Cordillera and includes a small swath of Eagle.

"I'm excited to continue this work and look forward to working with a new superintendent. It's important and gratifying work, and I'm proud to be part of it," Jarnot said.

Jarnot was part of the committee that hired former superintendent Dr. Jason Glass and will now be part of the selection team that chooses the district's next superintendent. She was elected to the school board in 2013 and helped hammer out the school district's strategic plan.

"I have a passion for education and, more importantly, for the success of children. I believe the future is bright," Jarnot said.

She has three children in local public schools — two in high school and one in middle school.

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Melisa Rewold-Thuon, Inga Haagenson Causey and Kate Cocchiarella all ran unopposed.

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or rwyrick@vaildaily.com.

School Board

Michele “Shelly” Jarnot: 4,229

Matthew Koch: 2,085