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Posted January 7, 2013

10 Candidates Certified for APS Board Election

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Ten candidates have been certified by Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office to fill four positions on the seven-member Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education.

To be certified by the clerk, candidates must live in the district they are seeking to represent.

Candidates filing for the position in District 3, which covers the North Valley as well as parts of the Northeast Heights west of Louisiana and downtown Albuquerque, include incumbent Lorenzo L. Garcia, who has served in the position for the past four years.  Also filing for the Dist. 3 position were Candido Arturo Archuleta, Jr., and Leah E. Persons.

Only one candidate filed for the position in Dist. 5, which includes the west side of the Rio Grande, south of Montaño to Dennis Chavez Boulevard in the southwest area of Albuquerque. Steven Michael Quezada was the only candidate filing in Dist. 5.

Candidates filing for the position in Dist. 6, which includes the Northeast Heights, east of Louisiana and south of Montgomery, as well as the East Mountains, are current board president Paula Maes, who has served on the board for the past 12 years, and current board member David Robbins, who has served for the past four. Also filing in Dist. 6 were Donald R. Duran and Angela L. Gonzales Carver.

The current board members were placed in the same district following the redistricting process required every 10 years by the Census.

Candidates filing for the position in Dist. 7, which includes the far Northeast Heights south from the Sandoval County line to about Comanche Road and east of Louisiana, include incumbent David Eugene Peercy, who has served in the position for the past four years. Larry Langley also filed in Dist. 7.

Information on those running will be posted shortly on the APS website, along with key dates during the election process. A public forum with candidates is scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the APS Building at 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE. The forum will air live on APS-operated KANW-FM (89.1).

In addition to choosing board members, voters will also be deciding on a $368 million bond and mil levy package to build and maintain schools.

The deadline to be registered with the county clerk to vote in the election is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8.

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