COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – A city council candidate is accused of misrepresenting her educational background and plagiarism.
Michelle Talarico is running for the District 3 vacancy. That district covers the southwest portion of the city, including Old Colorado City and the Broadmoor area.
Multiple Colorado publications have said she earned a bachelor’s degree from the private liberal arts college. However, Integrity Matters, a nonprofit political action group has obtained a report from National Student Clearinghouse, which shows Talarico attended Colorado College from 1982 to 1984, but never received a bachelor’s degree.
Talarico’s LinkedIn account lists a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College in the education section. The non-profit National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), where Talarico serves as a board member, also states Talarico is a Colorado College graduate on its website.
KRDO reached out to NAMI about the claim. A spokesperson for the organization said due to other outlets referring to her as an alumna of Colorado …