Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Keep Anonymous Cash Out of School Races.(Editorial Page)


The dance card is filled out for the Feb. 6 Albuquerque Board of Education election. A total of 13 candidates will vie for four open seats. With incumbents Bill Rothanbargar and board president Aggie Lopez deciding against seeking re-election, there will be a minimum of two new faces on the board.

It may be a more lively school board election than has been typical in recent years, as several business groups have announced intentions to become involved. Topping the list is the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, which endorsed Steve Hale in District 3 (opponents Kim Sanchez Rael and Berna V. Facio), Paula Maes in District 5 (opponents Michael P. Kruchoski, Andrew D. …

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