Court says Mesa County school board member can remain |

Court says Mesa County school board member can remain

Associated Press

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A Mesa County school board member will be able to remain in office after the Colorado Supreme Court rejected a challenge to his election.

Paul Pitton was elected to the District 51 board last fall after being certified to run as a candidate in a district that he didn’t live in at the time, an issue that came up during the campaign.

The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that opponents to his election didn’t file a challenge at the right time so the school board election was rightfully allowed to continue.

Pitton, who is building a house in the district he represents, told The Daily Sentinel ( ) that he’s relieved the court case is over.

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