Don't forget to check out the Santa Fe Reporter's interviews and endorsements of school board candidates before you head to the polls.
All registered voters in Santa Fe, even those outside Districts 3 or 5, can vote on the $130 million school bond to fund new buildings and capital projects. Property taxes will not rise if voters approve this bond.
Voters can find their polling location on the Santa Fe County Clerk’s website. In this election, voters can only vote at the polling location assigned to their particular precinct. Polling locations opened at 7AM today and will close at 7PM.
District 3 voters can choose between Fred Zimbler and Susan Duncan for school board. Zimbler spent his career in engineering and business and moved to Tesuque 11 years ago. Duncan has worked at educational nonprofits and taught for 13 years.
Zimbler spent $1,134 of personal funds for the campaign. Duncan raised over $4,653 from dozens of local residents.
District 5 voters will choose either Louis Carlos or Lorraine Price for school board. Carlos became a cop 25 years ago and works now for Santa Fe. Price spent two decades in Santa Fe schools, as a teacher and administrator.
Carlos raised $850 for his campaign from a combination of businesses, individuals, and public safety organizations. Price spent $3,500 of her own money and raised $4,195 from individuals in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and elsewhere.
Edward Worden dropped out of the District 5 school board race on Jan. 2.
Voters can find contact information for the school board candidates on the county clerk’s website.
Neither Frank Montaño of District 5, the school board president, nor Barbara Gudwin of District 3, the school board secretary, sought reelection this year.
The school board meets on various days, usually in the first half of the week.
School board members in New Mexico serve four-year terms.