APS board to change after election

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — At least one new face will soon be a part of the Albuquerque Public School Board.
    
Steven Michael Quezada, an actor from the popular TV show Breaking Bad, has officially secured a seat.
    
However, one race is still a toss-up between a new face and an old one.
    
It might not be known until Friday who will join Quezada on the school board.
    
One of the races is still too close to call.
    
The latest numbers show challenger Donald Duran now nine votes ahead of incumbent board member David Robbins and more than 300 votes ahead of incumbent Paula Maes in the race for District 6.
    
Redistricting forced Robbins and Maes to fight for the same seat.
    
County Clerk Maggie Tolouse Oliver says provisional, absentee and hand-tally ballots still have to be counted Wednesday.
    
Canvassing begins Wednesday afternoon.
    
In the race for District three, incumbent Lorenzo Garcia won out over his opponents, the same for incumbent David Peercy in District seven.
    
Quezada, who ran unopposed, has won the District five school board seat.
         
He is on the set of Breaking Bad Wednesday and unavailable for comment.
    
However, Quezada told us shortly after he announced his run one of his goals is to make kids interested in getting a good education.

“A lot of kids fall through the cracks because they're not good at history...they're not good at math, or they're not good at english,” Quezada said. “So, we loose those kids because there's no interest to go to school anymore.”
    
Quezada has three kids attending a local charter school where he sat on the governing board.
    
The votes in Tuesday’s election will be certified Friday.
    
The county clerk's office is reporting an extremely low voter turnout.
    
About 17, 800 people voted Tuesday, about 3.6 percent of registered voters.
 

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