Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

City Teachers Group Backs 4 for Board.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Juliet V. Casey Journal Staff Writer

* Just one in race for schools post is backed both by union and chamber of commerce

The Albuquerque Teachers Federation on Wednesday endorsed four candidates for the Feb. 6 school board election who have promised to support teachers and collective bargaining.

Berna Facio, Andrew Mills, incumbent Mary Lee Martin and incumbent Richard Toledo won the union's endorsement for Districts 3, 5, 6 and 7, respectively.

"I think the candidates that we endorsed respect the people who work in (public schools) and believe in public education," said Ellen Bernstein, union president. "They believe in preserving and protecting public education not necessarily the status quo but they will help us move forward. …

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