LovelandPolitics has been informed that Denise Montagu is moving to Boulder, Colorado due to a divorce thus vacating her seat on the Thompson Board of Education. We have confirmed that her personal residence in Loveland where she is registered to vote is being offered for rent on Zillow.com.
Despite her obnoxious and disruptive behavior during her first term on the Thompson Board of Education, Montagu was re-elected in November of 2015 along with Pam Howard, Dave Levy and Jeff Swanty due to the local and state teacher unions pouring more than a quarter million dollars into the race.
Mantagu’s absence from the board will likely not change the direction of the board. A graduate from CSU, Montagu’s work history was primarily doing marketing for Uptown Auto in Loveland owned by a family member and later a short stint working for a financial services firm.
Montagu is most well known for her public outbursts and interruptions of former Board of Education President Bob Kerrigan who decided not to seek re-election in 2015. Montagu is reported to have said she was assigned the task of disrupting meetings and acting in an obnoxious manner to try and provoke Kerrigan to lose his temper and do something “regrettable.” Montagu also once demanded an elderly man be forceably removed “immediately” from a Board of Education meeting after he spoke critically about her during his turn at public comments.
We hope she learns the value of civil discourse and treating all people with respect. We also hope she has success with her new life in Boulder.