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Posted January 10, 2013

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APS to Host Board Candidates Forum

The 10 candidates running for four positions in the Feb. 5 election have been invited to participate in the forum that begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at City Centre.

The 10 candidates running for four positions on the APS Board of Education in the Feb. 5 election have been invited to participate in a public forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the APS Administrative Building (City Centre). The forum also will air live on APS-operated radio station KANW-FM (89.1).

The candidates are vying for positions in District 3, 5, 6 and 7.

Those running 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, Candido Arturo Archuleta, Jr., and Leah E. Persons.

Steven Michael Quezada is running unopposed in District 5, which includes the west side of the Rio Grande, south of Montaño to Dennis Chavez Blvd.

Four candidates are running in District 6, which includes the Northeast Heights east of Louisiana and south of Montgomery as well as the East Mountains. District 6 candidates are current board president Paula Maes, current board member David Robbins, 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.

Those running in in District  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 and Larry Langley.

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.

Information about the candidates will be posted soon on the APS website, along with key dates during the election process.

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