Reichardt, McCrary win LPS board seats

Pair defeat Jessica Roe and Crysti Copp on five-member board


Robert Reichardt and Lindley McCrary landed the two seats on the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education, defeating candidates Jessica Roe and Crysti Copp.

Reichardt, the sole incumbent in the race, snagged a second four-year term with 34.7% of the vote as of Nov. 7, two days after the election.

Coming in second was Lindley McCrary with 28.1% of the vote.

Jessica Roe was in third at 20.5%, with Crysti Copp in fourth place with 16.7% of the vote.

Reichardt, an education policy researcher, said the board has its work cut out for it.

“This is going to be a busy term,” Reichardt said, referring to planning around the district's forthcoming career and technology education center, work around the district's 2018 bond that will see several schools demolished and rebuilt, and looming budget cuts.

McCrary, a chemical engineer who has sat on numerous boards and committees at LPS, said dealing with budget cuts requires a cautious approach. 

"We're talking about potentially making big cuts that will impact different areas in the district," McCrary said. "We've got to make the right decisions for students, parents, teachers and the community at large."

Roe, a private investigator who made headlines last spring as the face of an anonymous coalition alleging a toxic environment at Arapahoe High School, said she was proud of her run.

“I have no regrets for sticking my neck out and telling LPS to listen up,” Roe said. “It seems complacency is the norm.”

Roe said her vote tally — more than 9,800 by Nov. 7 — validated the group she once led, the Arapahoe High School Community Coalition.

“You can see these people exist,” Roe said. “They voted for accountability and a push for positive change in Littleton schools.”

Copp, who works for a school fundraising group and co-chaired a committee supporting the district's 2018 bond, said she's happy with the results.

“I'm super happy for Robert (Reichardt) and Lindley (McCrary),” Copp said. “They're great choices, and the district is lucky to have them.”

Copp said she will continue her work on the district's Long Range Planning Committee.

“I'll continue volunteering wherever I can have an impact,” Copp said. “There's lots of work to do.”


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