Unofficial results of APS, Rio Rancho elections

Posted at: 02/06/2013 11:42 AM
Updated at: 02/06/2013 12:10 PM
By: staff

The unofficial results of Tuesday’s school elections are in, and it looks like some Albuquerque schools will soon see big improvements.

By a wide margin, voters approved $200 million in general obligation bonds and a $168 million mill levy. The money will be used to renovate and maintain older schools. Property taxes will stay the same.

We also have unofficial results for the APS school board election.

In District 6, incumbent Paula Maes has lost. Only two votes separate the two front runner in that race – Donald Duran is up by two votes over incumbent David Robbins.

Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Oliver says her office is still canvassing the results, adding in hand-tallied ballots to the totals from Tuesday, as well as going through provisional and in-lieu-of absentee ballots to see if any can be qualified and counted.

The election should be certified on Friday, she said.

If, after that, a losing candidate cares to petition the court for a recount and pay a deposit for the cost, they can do so within 6 days, she said.

In District 3, incumbent Lorenzo Garcia won a close race. In District 7, incumbent David Peercy won re-election. In District 5, ‘Breaking Bad” actor Steven Michael Quezada ran unopposed to fill a newly-created West Side seat.

In Rio Rancho, unofficial results show school board president Don Schlichte will keep his seat in District 1.

Martha Janssen will represent District 3 and Catherine Cullen won a five-way race in District 5.