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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