Albuquerque Public Schools: District 6

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APS District 6

APS District 6

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Elizabeth Armijo

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Registered as: screen-shot-2017-01-25-at-10-33-06-am Democrat

Endorsements:

  • Albuquerque Teachers Federation
  • Albuquerque Educational Assistants Association
  • Albuquerque Secretarial Clerical Association
  • New Mexico Central Labor Council AFL-CIO
  • Equality New Mexico
  • Progress Now New Mexico

Occupation: Consultant

Facebook: Elizabeth Armijo for APS District 6

Website: https://elizabetharmijoforaps.nationbuilder.com/

About: Elizabeth Armijo’s professional background is in marketing and communications. She has been involved in community activism for decades, serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Noah’s Ark Children’s Center and Board President of the Heart Hospital Foundation, among other posts.  Among her top priorities are to support parental choice, such as the right to transfer schools, and providing more community schools that offer wraparound services such as healthcare and behavioral health counseling to students.

Read her APS candidate questionnaire: Elizabeth Armijo Questionnaire


Abbas A. Akhil

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Registered as: screen-shot-2017-01-25-at-10-33-06-am Democrat

Endorsements: 

  • Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) Action Fund

Occupation: Retired Engineer/Energy Consultant

Facebook: Abbas Akhil

Website: No

About: Abbas Akhil is a former Sandia National Laboratories employee.  Among the skills he says he will bring to the school board is a “greater sensitivity to the needs/environment of minority students.”

Read his APS candidate questionnaire: Abbas A. Akhil Questionnaire


C. Douglas “Doug” Brown

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Registered as: screen-shot-2017-01-25-at-10-33-01-am Republican

Endorsements:

  • Some Sandia National Laboratories employees

Occupation: Engineer

Facebook: Doug Brown for APS District 6

Website: No

About: Doug Brown is an engineer at Sandia National Laboratories who lists emphasizing education that is focused on “reading, writing, and math” rather than “political correctness” as a top priority.

Read his APS candidate questionnaire: C. Douglas “Doug” Brown Questionnaire


Melissa A. Finch

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Registered as: screen-shot-2017-01-25-at-10-33-01-am Republican

Endorsements: None reported

Occupation: Compliance Inspector for Pueblo of Isleta

Facebook: Finch for APS School Board District 6

Website: https://finch4aps.nationbuilder.com/

About: Melissa Finch is a mother of 3 and has lived in District 6 for 16 years.  She cites keeping budget cuts way from the classroom and eliminating the A-F grading system for public schools as top priorities.

Read her APS candidate questionnaire: Melissa A. Finch Questionnaire


Paula Maes

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Registered as: screen-shot-2017-01-25-at-10-33-06-am Democrat

Endorsements: None reported

Occupation: President/CEO, New Mexico Broadcasters Association

Facebook: Paula Maes

Website: No

About: Paula Maes served on the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education from 2001 to 2013.  She has spent much of her professional career in broadcasting, as Director of Public Affairs at KOB, News Producer at KOAT, and most recently as President/CEO of the New Mexico Broadcasters Association.

Read her APS candidate questionnaire: Paula Maes Questionnaire


Paul L. Sievert

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Registered as: Declined to State

Endorsements: None reported

Occupation: Retired

Facebook: Paul Sievert for APS Board

Website: No

About: Paul Sievert is a retired teacher and business owner.  Among Sievert’s top priorities are ensuring that funds are distributed to help teachers and counselors reach students and to “think outside the traditional box.”

Read his APS candidate questionnaire: Paul L. Sievert Questionnaire