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Board of Education members sworn in : 2 newcomers join board after contentious election

Mar 2, 2017 - Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)

Two newcomers and two incumbents were sworn in as members of the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday night.

Elizabeth Armijo and Candy Patterson, both first-time public servants, took their places alongside Lorenzo Garcia and Dave Peercy, who won third terms.

All four prevailed in a packed race that was vitriolic at times. In total, 19 candidates competed to represent Districts 3, 5, 6 and 7.

The Feb. 7 election drew strong interest for a school board ele

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