Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Candidate Explains Not Voting.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Juliet V. Casey Journal Staff Writer

John Emery, one of three Albuquerque school board candidates who have not voted in the past five school elections, said Friday he did not think his vote would make a difference until now.

Emery, running in Albuquerque Public Schools District 7, said larger forces at the local, state and national level now are pushing education reform forward.

"Never before have we had a president promoting education at the same time that our governor is pushing for reform, and we have local groups such as the (Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce) raising the awareness of the community at large," he said. …

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