Santa Fe Public Schools and the governing board of the Santa Fe Community College got new members in Tuesday's election in Santa Fe County.
According to unofficial results posted by the secretary of state, Santa Fe Public Schools will see two new members. Carmen Linda Gonzales ousted longtime member Steven Carrillo with 64% of votes for SFPS position 1, marking Carrillo's exit after holding the seat for eight years.
Sarah Koch Boses handily defeated John L Triolo with 67.8% of votes for position 2, held by Maureen Cashmon since 2015.
The pair joins the five-member board at a tense time, as it's scheduled Wednesday night—before the new members take office—to discuss closure of three elementary schools. Member Rudy Garcia faced no opposition for the position 4 seat; and members Kate Noble and Lorraine Price weren't up this cycle.
Meanwhile, the Santa Fe Community College governing board saw five candidates run for two positions. More than 13,000 people cast votes in the races.
Pier Quintana appeared at presstime to have squeaked past Miguel Acosta with 39.9% of votes compared to Acosta's 35.6%; candidate David W Dannenberg held 25.4% of votes for the member 5 position.
For member 3, Jody M Pugh led in unofficial results with 55% of the vote, compared to 45% for Ruth H Howes.