Funding passes, school board members elected

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School board elections, including several funding options, are over. Feb. 5 elections in Socorro and Catron counties results are unofficial until canvassing takes place later this week.

In Socorro the mill levy question passed by 74 percent to 26 percent. The general obligation school bond passed by 83 percent to 17 percent.

Daniel James Chavez won over Linda Perdue, 52 percent to 48 percent to take board Position 4.  J.C. Trujillo lost to Pauline Jaramillo, 41 percent to 59 percent.

In Magdalena Nancy Jaramillo (305 votes) is the winner over Barbara Gordon (269 votes) in Position 1. In Position 2, Gail Armstrong (311 votes)  took the seat over Marva Brunson (255 votes).

In Catron County there were no unopposed school board positions. A total of 334 people voted in District 1. The mill levy passed 226 votes to 101 votes. Samuel Nicholds got 243 votes, A. Russell Laney got 227 votes, Sharon Armijo got 227 votes, Carl Livingston 210 votes and Roberts Ricks got 214 votes.

In Catron County District 2, a total of 79 votes were cast. Danny Carver received 75 votes, Elena Farr received 71 votes and Marilyn Bunney received 72 votes.