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School-board candidate Lee Mulcahy, shown here campaigning Oct. 30, didn't win a seat on the Aspen board of education. But he and his fellow candidates supported ballot issue 3A, which passed by a two-to-one margin.

Aspen school tax triumphs, incumbents re-elected

Aspen School District ballot issue 3A asked voters to raise their property taxes to the maximum level allowed by the state of Colorado. The increase, which will deliver an additional $991,000 per year to the district, won by more than a two-to-one margin.