Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District election

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The unofficial results of the MRGCD Board of Directors election held June 7, are in and two new directors will be sworn in with one director retaining his seat.

Using the paper ballot system adopted by the MRGCD, all 41 polling boxes were counted by 9 p.m. and results were posted. Still to be qualified and counted are the provisional ballots.

Below are the unofficial vote totals for each candidate.

Position 1 – At Large

Eugene Abeita          1485
John A. Avila              1106
William M Turner         906

Position 2 – Bernalillo County
John P. Kelly                1311
August L. Meyers          473
Elaine M. Hebard              268
Andrew L. Lopez            91
Claudio J. Gonzales         42
Lawrence L. Rodriquez   40

Position 5 – Valencia County
Johnny L. Paiz        435
Janet Jarratt            387

Again, these vote counts are unofficial.
Provisional ballots were to have been qualified Thursday, June 9, and the votes canvassed Friday.
New board members will be sworn in at the regular MRGCD board of directors meeting Monday, June 13, at 3 p.m. in the Diego Abeita Board Room at the MRGCD offices.